Friday's "Forgotten" Books - In Reference to Murder

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July 27, 2012



I like the Troys a lot more than Pam and Jerry. Or any other husband/wife detecting team. They're real, smart, witty and never cute, IMO. (I don't count Nick and Nora since they only appeared in one book.)

George Kelley

Great mapback cover! I haven't seen that one before. Thanks for the heads-up on the reprints. I'll have to track them down. Nice review!

BV Lawson

Hey, George! Amazon has the reprints, and I'm sure your local bookstore could special-order them for you too. They're paperback, so not that expensive, too.

BV Lawson

I agree with you, John that cutesie husband-wife sleuthing duos get to be a bit much, most of the time. I think the Troys definitely break that mold.

Steve Lewis


I was glancing through this week's list of Friday Forgotten Books on Patti Abbott's blog, and this one caught my eye almost at once.

It's the very same book I started reading earlier this week, and the Dell mapback edition to boot. I'm up to the point where the (first?) victim is found dead.

I don't know why I haven't gotten any further than that, but it's still there on my nightstand, and I'll get back to it tonight. Thanks for providing the incentive!

Thanks also for pointing out the movie version, which I didn't know about, and for the films made of other Roos books. I'll have to see if I can track them down on DVD.

BV Lawson

I just had a snippet of "Twilight Zone" theme music flash through my head, Steve! What are the chances? Glad to hear you're enjoying the book. I haven't yet seen the movie, either, and will have to track it down soon. Perhaps Netlix will have it...

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