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Shadow of a Lady (Richard Medford #1)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, Penguin #1627, 174 pages
Published 1964 by Penguin (first published January 1st 1957)
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Debbie Robson
Sep 16, 2014 Debbie Robson rated it it was amazing
I generally don’t read mystery or crime fiction. You know the sort of thing - 12 people in a country house and one of them is a murderer or a crime solved with the latest CSI techniques etc etc. This book, however, is something completely different!
Shadow of a Lady by Holy Roth, written in the 1950s, opens with a very appealing character. Laura Selby is driving to Geneva alone with a hire car her English fiancee chose for her. She is American and independent and loves food and wine. She has sto
May 25, 2011 Jane rated it really liked it
Letter R in the Crime Fiction Alphabet offered up many possibilities, but once again it was a book from my line of green Penguin Books that called the loudest.

You see that line holds many lesser known woman crime writers from the fifties and sixties. Women who created such original scenarios, such interesting characters, and who wrote about them with subtlety, intelligence and wit.

And so I picked up Shadow of a Lady by Holly Roth, hoping to meet another.

I knew nothing of the author, but the sto
Jun 20, 2012 Sophie rated it really liked it
"The blackness ahead was not blacker than the blackness behind. Or to the left or to the right, she thought, or above--she drew her mind up short, as she had the car."

"The air had been full of wine--and so, she thought wryly, had she."

"He had smiled, and the smile stung her to simple fury."

"The occasional herd of cows, invariably driven by a small boy with a big stick, charmed her. The occasional haycart, invariably driven by a wrinkled, sleepy, smiling old man, charmed her. And the scenery go p
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Sep 30, 2014 Todd Schrager rated it really liked it
Pretty good book. It's a shame that Roth died so young. Hope to find another mystery of hers soon.
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Holly Roth (1916-1964) was born in Chicago and grew up in Brooklyn and London, but regarded herself as a New Yorker. Her education was the product of many schools, colleges and private tutors, but she emerged with a BA. She worked as a model, then moved on to newspaper and magazine work. She was married to Joseph Franta. She died after falling off a small yacht in the Mediterranean, and her body ...more
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