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Book Reviews For Mystery Lovers

Only silence came from the inside the sheet. Two eyes stared at Edna through the holes cut for them; below was another hole for the mouth. Red Ridinghood called from the living room, “That’s a mighty quiet ghost you’ve got there, Edna. Scares me stiff.” Title:  Trick Or Treat Author:  Doris Miles Disney Publisher: Doubleday & Company, …

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She was an old cat, coal black, lean and ugly. Her right ear had been chewed and her old hide showed scars, but she had a regal look when she sat under the rosebushes in the plaza and surveyed us with yellow-green eyes. ~ “The Black Cat” by Lee Somerville Title:  Mystery For Halloween  Author:  Cynthia …

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  That darling old lady next door tenderly spraying her roses…has she just sponged blood from the badly beaten bullet-blasted body of her boarder?     Title:  45 Murderers  Author:  Craig Rice Publisher: Graphic Publishing Company, Inc, 1954   Prolific writer Craig Rice takes a break from writing mystery fiction to report on true crimes in America (up …

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Miss Brandon, in both voice and appearance, gave the impression of being a successful woman of the world, both critical and self-assured; not at all the sort of person whom one would expect to choose for her home an inconvenient, ill-equipped attic in someone else’s house. Louise felt suddenly ill at ease. Title:  The Hours Before …

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“It may not be that simple.” Iris spoke from the top of the ladder, where she’d been taking advantage of Maude Daneson’s inattention to redistribute the tinsel as she saw fit. “He may be perfectly normal most of the time, unless something triggers him off. If no one ever triggered him off, they’d never know. …

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  As for the two drownings in the pretty local lake, such gemlike bodies of mountain water were famous for their icy coldness and their general tricks. A plunge, a gasp, a cramp, a tombstone. Dreiser, Ann thought, in a sentence.     Title:  A Variety of Weapons Author:  Rufus King Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1943 …

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