Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Five female mystery authors who can put a smile on your face.
"... In England I find it does not make one popular to kill people."—Georgette Heyer, The Unfinished Clue 141
Behold, Here's Poison; Envious Casca (dubbed by Dean James as "the house party from hell"); The Unfinished Clue; and Why Shoot a Butler?. However, I found the solution to A Blunt Instrument to be unconvincing.
Constance and Gwenyth Little. A headless nurse in The Black Stocking. 'Nuff said.
• Charlotte MacLeod. When Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn showed up in Chinese disguise in The Family Vault and Professor Peter Shandy covered every inch of his house in tacky Christmas decorations to revenge himself on college colleagues in Rest You Merry, I realized I was in a different universe—and a very funny one.