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Louis Phillips

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MYSTERY TITLES THAT ASK QUESTIONS
« on: July 06, 2019, 02:43:20 pm »


Not all mystery titles are single words or short phrases, Some titles are complete sentences (THE BUTLER DID IT)
while others ask questions. A fun game (?) may be to ask readers to name authentic mystery novels that ask
questions & then answer them. Oh well, couldn't do this without consulting and ransacking Allen J. Hubin's
indispensable Bibliographies of Crime Fiction. Mystery readers cannot thank Mr. Hubin enough.

 DO YOU LIKE TAHITI?
 Don't know. Never been.

   WHO CRIES FOR A LOSER?
  This season, ask NY METS fans.

 WHO'D WANT TO KILL
 GEORGE?
Ask George's wife.

   CAN A MERMAID KILL?
That question never gets asked enough.

 WHO'S ON FIRST?
I don't know -- but isn't he the 3rd baseman?


WHY CALL IT HOMICIDE?
 Well, the corpse has 5 bullet holes in his chest.

   

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Re: MYSTERY TITLES THAT ASK QUESTIONS
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 06:14:09 pm »
How about Gary K. Wolf's "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?" which went on to become the highly successful movie (albeit drastically changed) "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"


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Re: MYSTERY TITLES THAT ASK QUESTIONS
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 05:18:33 pm »
What about WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS by Kate Atkinson?

--from Meredith Phillips, Perseverance Press