Malice Domestic (#6)

by Anne Perry | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1416501673 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingeponine38wing of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 6/11/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingeponine38wing from Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, June 11, 2018
An anthology of original traditional mystery stories.

Journal Entry 2 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/19/2018 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA


Traveling as a surprise. :-)

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The surprise package arrived safely today; many thanks for the wishlist book!

Later: This is an entertaining collection, with tales varied in tone and plot-twists. Among my favorites:

"The Corbett Correspondence," an epistolary homage to a prolific mystery author with a unique style; deftly done.

"Ways to Kill a Cat" by Simon Brett is a darkly humorous tale of a couple at odds, with lots of plotting and counterplotting - and a charming old cat at the center of it all. [Not to worry, the cat's fine!]

Jan Burke's "Mea Culpa" has a child taking clever vengeance against an abusive stepfather, via a rickety choir loft.

"Malice Among Friends," a short-short by Sarah Caudwell (whose "Hilary Tamar" novels are among my favorites); the story presents the rivalry between three Oxford students for the editorship of a prestigious student paper, with some multi-layered psychological gambits.

Lindsey Davis' "Abstain from Beans" is set in ancient Greece, and features famed athlete Milo of Croton as he ponders the cause of a house fire that resulted in the death of the famed Pythagoras - some nice uses of ancient rumors, with a twist at the end.

Anthea Fraser's "Alternative Reality" is a mind-warping little psycho-drama, very effective.

"Come Sable Night" by Kerry Greenwood features amateur sleuth and good-time girl Phryne Fisher, as she attempts to solve the mystery behind the sudden death of a madrigal singer; nice twist here.

And more, from devious ways to be rid of unpleasant relations to surprising results of get-rich-quick schemes. Good collection!

Released 1 yr ago (7/9/2018 UTC) at Bill Edge/Deep Brook Reservation (see notes) in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA


I left this book, bagged against the elements, at the trailhead on Dunstable Rd; hope the finder enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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