Author Topic: Malice Domestic: Murder Most Conventional, Edited by Katherine Hall Page  (Read 2958 times)

Becke Davis

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I have read several editions of the Malice Domestic short story anthologies, but the one I just finished is one of my favorites. Called MURDER MOST CONVENTIONAL, every short story features a convention of some kind, either as the setting or in some other key role. It was fun to see all the different ways authors worked this out. The anthology includes a lot of my favorite authors and the quality of the stories is exceptional. As an added bonus, at the end of the book - just before the author biographies - there is an article called, "Hello, My Name is Plot," by Max M. Houck, Ph.D., FRSC. This is a fascinating read, highly technical but at the same time really interesting. You may want to have some post-its handy to mark some of the memorable sections. (If you read it in paper form, that is.) Highly recommended!