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Paperback The Black Shrouds Book

ISBN: 0915230526

ISBN13: 9780915230525

The Black Shrouds

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Book annotation not available for this title.Title: The Black ShroudsAuthor: Little, Constance/ Little, GwenythPublisher: Rue MorguePublication Date: 2002/11/01Number of Pages: Binding Type:... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Entertaining combination of period romantic comedy and "whodunit"

This trade paperback is a reprint of one of the 1940s vintage comedy/mysteries written by the Little sisters. It's a delightful combination of murder mystery and romantic comedy. The plot involves the murder of two sisters, two occupants of a boarding house shared with other eccentric boarders. It should be pointed out that all Little mysteries are standalones and not series of books with continuing characters. The heroine/detective is very likable, with a quick wit and a no nonsense manner. The mystery seems to be more than adequate - not up there with Christie or anything like that but reasonably complex and the reader is given every opportunity to match wits with the detective - a match that this reader has yet to win so perhaps I'm not the best judge. Beyond this one gets an interesting glimpse into the world of a boarding house circa 1940. The comforts seem quite Spartan by the standards of the 21st century. There is a cozy (or perhaps claustrophobic for some) feel about the book as all the action takes place in the boarding house. All in all, a very pleasant evening's amusement that is highly recommended. I look forward to picking up more reprints of Little mysteries.

Rediscovered Treasure

A big kiss and hug to the people at Rue Morgue Press for rereleasing the wonderful and unique mysteries of Gwenyth and Constance Little. As a librarian I love to share authors with my patrons and I've been ordering all the Little titles as they are published and telling everyone about them. Reading them is such a pleasure!

Thank Heavens for Rue Morgue Press

The "Little" Books are a delight and this is a particularly good one. It is filled with wacky characters, a feisty heroine, an obliging handsome man, and the obligitory mystery. All the ingredients for a vintage "Little" book! The books have been out of print for many, many years. It is wonderful that the Rue Morgue Press is republishing them one by one. One could only wish they would print one a month. If you like your mysteries with a great deal of humor, THE BLACK SHROUDS is a book for you.
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