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Frances Brody

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Frances is a fan of Golden Age mysteries.

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Frances Brody's highly-praised 1920s mysteries feature clever and elegant Kate Shackleton, First World War widow turned sleuth. Missing person? Foul play suspected? Kate's your woman. For good measure, she may bring along ex-policeman, Jim Sykes.

Before turning to crime, Frances wrote for radio, television and theatre, and was nominated for a Time Out Award. She published four sagas, winning the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin Award in 2006.

www.frances-brody.com

I was recently invited to contribute a post to Suzanne’s Dear Reader Column and was happy to oblige. The brief was to write on whatever topic I chose. Mushrooms came to mind.

I have some very old recipe books. Here’s a picture of the page that prompted my column.

Stewed mushrooms in gravy was a dish my mother used to make. It looked so disgusting that I never tried it until this year. Some...

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Dying In the Wool by Frances Brody
" Hello Ruth,

Thanks for being so eagle-eyed. True, the first "quality" paperbacks were published in 1935 but the first paperbacks were published around
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Murder for Pleasure by Howard Haycraft
"MURDER FOR PLEASURE. (1941). Howard Haycraft. *****.
This is a treasure trove of mystery writing, covering the period from Edgar Allan Poe up to 1930. Mr. Haycraft was a critic, a reviewer, a collector, and a grade-A fan of the mystery genre. This..." Read more of this review »
Murder for Pleasure by Howard Haycraft
"Being an avid history and mystery fan, this book encompassed both of my passions. Written by Howard Haycraft whose life's work was the compilation and critique of the mystery story and whose Haycraft-Queen List of the greatest mystery stories of a..." Read more of this review »
" It is so shocking. Here, too, as our leaders walk blindfolded from the European Union. "
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" Karen, if my calculations are correct, I think Death at the Seaside will be released in the US this time next year and that UK and US publication date ...more "
" You, Melrose Plant and I have good taste, Betsy. "
The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker
"This is a book that hits the ground running and doesn't really let up until the end. That's not to say that there aren't moments of introspection and thought provoking stuff because there really, really is but most of it happens whilst on the move..." Read more of this review »
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“Some day I would like to write a textbook on how to be a female detective in a man's world. Rule Number One: try not to let your animosity show. Your career as an investigator will be short lived if you cannot hide your feelings when you dislike, distrust, or despise your interviewee.”
Frances Brody, Dying In the Wool

“- 'He reckons you're one of these new women. You've deeply unsettled the female population by driving your car about and prying into other people's affairs.'
And here I was, chiding myself for being so entirely conventional. I rose in my own estimation.”
Frances Brody, Dying In the Wool

“This interest in ragtime gives both of us the opportunity to be considered fashionably scandalous.”
Frances Brody, Dying In the Wool

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“The truth of anything at all doesn't lie in someone's account of it. It lies in all the small facts of the time. An advertisement in a paper, the sale of a house, the price of a ring.”
Josephine Tey, The Daughter of Time

“The sky is darkening like a stain
Something is going to fall like rain
And it won't be flowers”
W.H. Auden

“I seem to remember sitting on a golden bench, and she started chattering about the sunset, or something. She seemed quite happy so I let her get on with it. Then she got hold of my hand and asked me what I was thinking about. So I said, "The treatment of anal fistulae".”
Ruth Downie, Terra Incognita




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