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Hannah Adams

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Emma Lathen and more
« on: January 30, 2021, 01:55:44 pm »
I like to reread my old mysteries, and I have a bunch by Emma Lathen. I liked By Hook or By Crook - it's the kind of plot that would make a good TV movie. Lots of suspects, nearly all of them are part of a family business selling what used to be called Oriental carpets. I didn't guess the ending, even though I'd read it before. Of course, that was a long time ago.

I did not enjoy Emma Lathen's Death Shall Overcome. When it was first published in the Sixties, it was probably considered to be very progressive. The main plot is about a broker on Wall Street trying to put a black man on the Stock Exchange. When he was called colored or Negro it was very awkward to read. The race riots and protest marches were a little too familiar. I'll see if I can trade this one.

I found a used book that looks fun. It's called When Bunnies Go Bad by Clea Simon. I've read other books by her and liked them. I'll probably read this book next.

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2021, 12:57:49 am »
Clea has a cat cozy coming out in September: https://www.cleasimon.com/