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Nine Sons: Collected Mysteries

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Wendy Hornsby does not write cozies, or tales about cat sleuths, or sanitized murder. Her tales explore the depths of the human psyche, and her family-crimes are decidedly uncozy. In the title story, which won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best Short Story, a heart-wrenching mystery surrounds a family living on the Northern Plain

Paperback, 185 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Crippen & Landru Publishers (first published 2002)
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Kae Cheatham
Feb 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: short-stories
I was unimpressed by the writing and the stories, although I came to realize this is an "accomplished" mystery writer. The stories and style seemed so sophomoric!
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I can’t remember ever not knowing that I was a writer. When I was in the second grade, because I was forever writing little stories, my teacher, a lovely woman named Barbara Heath, gave me her own copy of Little Women, to keep. Hardcover, illustrated, no less. The story wasn’t so much magic for me as was the character of Jo March. Somehow I knew Jo, I pretended I was her sometimes, and knew I was ...more
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