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Home Sweet Homicide - Craig Rice

Paperback Published: 1st November 2018
ISBN: 9781613161036
Number Of Pages: 312

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The children of a mystery writer play amateur sleuths and matchmakers

Unoccupied and unsupervised while mother is working, the children of widowed crime writer Marion Carstairs find diversion wherever they can. So when the kids hear gunshots at the house next door, they jump at the chance to launch their own amateur investigation and after all, why shouldn t they? They know everything the cops do about crime scenes, having read about them in mother s novels. They know what her literary detectives would do in such a situation, how they would interpret the clues and handle witnesses. Plus, if the children solve the puzzle before the cops, it will do wonders for the sales of mother's novels. But this crime scene isn't a game at all; the murder is real, and when its details prove more twisted than anything in mother's fiction, they'll have to enlist Marion s help to sort them out. Or is that just part of their plan to hook her up with the lead detective on the case?

The basis for the 1946 film with the same name, Home Sweet Homicide is the novel that launched Craig Rice to literary fame. The book, a comedic crime story that pokes fun at the conventions of the genre, finds "the Dorothy Parker of detective fiction" at her most entertaining.

Industry Reviews

"The doyenne of the comic mystery" -- Kirkus
"Rice made the screwball mystery her specialty with wacky characters, outrageous situations and a sense of pure fun." -- TCM.com
"Well-drawn, eccentric characters bolster this frolicsome and frequently funny book." -- Publishers Weekly

ISBN: 9781613161036
ISBN-10: 1613161034
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st November 2018
Publisher: Penzler Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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