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Two Strange Ladies by Harry Stephen Keeler
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My first foray into the mad-cap world of Harry Stephen Keeler turned out to be an interesting puzzle and a dazzling solution once I had waded thru Southern, Yankee, German way of speaking English. It was enough to give one a head-ache but the sheer exuberance of the story – the decapitated bodies of two elderly women: one Black the other White, and not a single solitary clue to the identity of either – kept me engrossed even when a story emerged within the main-story. And the humour, esp of the story within the story, was delicious as was the satire concerning race-relations in the American South. I’d definitely be reading more of the author.

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First Line: .: TOMMY SKIRMONT, Yankee reporter on the Southern City Democrat, gazed in sheer desperation at his superior, the owner, publisher, and editor of the Democrat.
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Reading Progress

January 10, 2019 – Shelved
January 10, 2019 – Shelved as: 1940s
January 10, 2019 – Shelved as: american-authors
January 10, 2019 – Shelved as: humour
January 10, 2019 – Shelved as: back-to-classics-2019
January 10, 2019 – Shelved as: libraries
January 10, 2019 – Shelved as: mysteries
January 10, 2019 – Shelved as: new-authors-19
January 10, 2019 – Shelved as: reads-19
January 10, 2019 – Shelved as: vintage-mystery
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