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January 18, 2013


Patti Abbott

One of the writers, I really loved many years ago. She excelled in the courtroom.

BV Lawson

Patti, it's amazing to me to see how these writers who were so successful in their day disappear off the radar today. Her books are difficult to find, despite her prolific output. But her status as one of the earliest writers of legal crime fiction should rank her more highly in the public eye. Perhaps her books will be made available as eBooks soon?


I have to add this one to my ever growing list of witchcraft and black magic in the detective novel. I'm with you on the inexplicable disappearance of this writer from the shelves. When I go to library sales her books are being pulled and sold in vast numbers. Out of fashion, I guess. What a shame. She was highly rated back in the late 1970s. I think she's better at the legal mystery than people like Grisham and Turow.

Martin Edwards

I agree that ebooks could offer a new generation of readers a chance to enjoy the Woods books. She had a very good understanding of legal life and it's a pity she's vanished from sight after such a prolific career.

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