By Elizabeth George
Ny instances bestselling writer Elizabeth George serves up a century's worthy of very good crime fiction penned by way of ladies. This veritable all-star workforce gives you stories of darkish deeds that may retain you examining lengthy into the evening. incorporated are those works: "A Jury of Her friends" through Susan Glaspell The summer time of individuals" by means of Shirley Jackson "The Irony of Hate" by way of Ruth Rendell "Country fans" via Nadine Gordimer "Wild Mustard" through Marcia Muller "Murder-Two" through Joyce Carol Oates A second at the side is an extraordinary deal with not just for fanatics of crime fiction but additionally for somebody who appreciates a skillfully written, deftly advised tale.
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For nine pence you could make up enough to poison the entire Cabinet. ” “That’s the way it would take them. It’s the action of the hot water that brings on the effect of the stuff, you see. Any time from a few hours to a few days after administration. It’s quite a simple chemical reaction and it couldn’t possibly be detected by analysis. ” Pender eyed him uneasily. He did not like the smile; it was not only derisive, it was smug, it was almost gloating, triumphant! He could not quite put the right name to it.
He skimmed his paper each morning for headlines about baths 34 The Man Who Knew How before settling down to read the news; and was at once relieved and vaguely disappointed if a week passed without a hot-bath tragedy. One of the sudden deaths that occurred in this way was that of a young and beautiful woman whose husband, an analytical chemist, had tried without success to divorce her a few months previously. The coroner displayed a tendency to suspect foul play, and put the husband through a severe cross-examination.
Because, of course, it was a bad play. He was at this moment and for the first time really convinced of it. It was terrible. Only one virtue in it and that was not his doing. It had been suggested to him by Coralie Bourne: “I don’t think the play you have sent me will do as it is but it has occurred to me—” It was a brilliant idea. ” She had quickly, over emphatically, refused. “It was nothing at all,” she said. “If you’re to become a dramatist you will learn to get ideas from everywhere. A single situation is nothing.
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women by Elizabeth George