Forgotten Books Friday - Suddenly at His Residence - In Reference to Murder

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January 29, 2010


Patti Abbott

Read Green For Danger, but not this one, I think.

Evan Lewis

Fine review, and a nice passage from Brand.

BV Lawson

I still haven't read "Green for Danger", Patti, but I'll have to add it to my growing tower of TBR books. Many say its her "masterpiece," but others disagree.

BV Lawson

Thanks, Evan! One thing I love about books from the Golden Age and even a few years back is that a writer could take their time setting the stage and characters. Nowadays, writers, agents, publishers, and even readers expect the body in the first sentence, short words, short sentences, short paragraphs, short chapters. I think our short-attention-span 21st century misses a lot from that. Love your blog, by the way!

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