By Elizabeth George
Ny occasions bestselling writer Elizabeth George serves up a century's worthy of fantastic crime fiction penned by way of girls. This veritable all-star workforce provides stories of darkish deeds that may preserve you studying lengthy into the evening. incorporated are those works: "A Jury of Her friends" by way of Susan Glaspell The summer time of individuals" by means of Shirley Jackson "The Irony of Hate" via Ruth Rendell "Country fanatics" by way of Nadine Gordimer "Wild Mustard" by way of Marcia Muller "Murder-Two" through Joyce Carol Oates A second at the aspect is a unprecedented deal with not just for fanatics of crime fiction but in addition for someone who appreciates a skillfully written, deftly instructed tale.
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Oh, what are you doing, Mrs. ” asked the sheriff’s wife, startled. “Just pulling out a stitch or two that’s not sewed very good,” said Mrs. Hale mildly. “I don’t think we ought to touch things,” Mrs. Peters said, a little helplessly. “I’ll just finish up this end,” answered Mrs. Hale, still in that mild, matter-of-fact fashion. She threaded a needle and started to replace bad sewing with good. For a little while she sewed in silence. Then, in that thin, timid voice, she heard: “Mrs. ” “Yes, Mrs.
Well, that’s true, but it can’t be helped now, can it? I know the thing and I can’t unknow it again. It’s unfortunate, but there it is. At any rate you have the comfort of knowing that nothing disagreeable is likely to happen to me. Dear me! Rugby already. I get out here. ” He rose and shook himself, buttoned his raincoat about him, and pulled the shabby hat more firmly down about his enigmatic glasses. The train slowed down and stopped. With a brief good night and a crooked smile the man stepped onto the platform.
He said. ” said the man. “Viewing the site of the tragedy, eh? ” “Oh, nothing very much,” said Pender. “I didn’t know him. ” “Yes, isn’t it? ” 35 DOROTHY L. SAYERS “Yes,” said Pender; and then wished he hadn’t. ” said the man. “Oh no. ” They had fallen into step together, and were walking slowly down to the turning Pender had to take in order to reach his house. “So I had,” agreed the other man. “My business takes me all over the country. ” remarked Pender carelessly. “Yes. ” The man glanced up at him sideways through his glittering glasses.
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women by Elizabeth George