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Duet of Death (Pandora women crime writers)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 238 pages
Published October 13th 1988 by Thorsons (first published 1949)
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hercolanium
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Composition for four hands is the one I read and I liked it even if it is quite morbid
Kate
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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For my full review click on the link below:
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Duet of Death consists of two short stories, "Composition for four hands" and "The House". Although the stories themselves aren't very original or particularly suspenseful, I did enjoy reading them because of Hilda Lawrence's writing style, which is clear and concise.

"Composition for four hands" is the more interesting story of the two as it is told from the perspective of a paralysed and dumb narrator. The short story was actually adapted for an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in 1963,
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Scoper
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really like Hilda Lawrence's writing, and wish there were more of it. At its best, it's very atmospheric and creepy. Conversation for Four Hands and Death of a Doll are particularly good.
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The House--
Composition for Four Hands--2
hercolanium
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Composition for four hands is the one I read and I liked it even if it is quite morbid
Kate
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-fiction
For my full review click on the link below:
https://crossexaminingcrime.wordpress...
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Duet of Death consists of two short stories, "Composition for four hands" and "The House". Although the stories themselves aren't very original or particularly suspenseful, I did enjoy reading them because of Hilda Lawrence's writing style, which is clear and concise.

"Composition for four hands" is the more interesting story of the two as it is told from the perspective of a paralysed and dumb narrator. The short story was actually adapted for an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in 1963,
...more
Scoper
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really like Hilda Lawrence's writing, and wish there were more of it. At its best, it's very atmospheric and creepy. Conversation for Four Hands and Death of a Doll are particularly good.
Jeff Hobbs
Sep 12, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
The House--
Composition for Four Hands--2
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