A DEADLY DOZEN
Tales of Murder from Los Angeles
By Susan B. Casmier, Aljean Harmetz, Cynthia Lawrence
Mystery / Amateur Sleuth
by: Pam Stone, MyShelf.Com
A DEADLY DOZEN (TALES OF MURDER FROM LOS ANGELES) is the third anthology following the 1997 DESSERTICIDE (DESSERTS TO DIE FOR ) and 1998 MURDER BY THIRTEEN.
The Los Angles chapter of Sisters in Crime has released a book of twelve short stories, based on murder and mayhem. I usually do not like to read short stories, but these stories were fully contained with well-crafted plots and well defined characters. My favorites were Wifely Duties, because every woman can identify with Lucy and her discontent with her marriage, but I would like to think that we would not go to the lengths that she did, and with such a startling conclusion. Cats and Jammer was another favorite, it's about a teen-age detective that finds a body and the suspects are many.
This book is well worth the read.
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