Malice Domestic 2 - Abridged - Audio Cassette Author:Mary Higgins Clark (Editor) The New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark presents this delightfully chilling collection of original mystery stories. This fitting tribute to the world's most beloved crimewriter, Dame Agatha Christie, showcases a houseful of top contemporary writers at their very best. Includes works by Amanda Cross, Gillian Roberts, K.K. Beck, M... more ».D. Lake, Sally Gunning, and others.
The second very solid volume in this series of mystery short stories offers ample evidence that a skillful writer can deliver a worthwhile read in pared-down prose.
Amanda Cross is in fine form as she describes an unpleasant panel discussion between a macho crime writer and a genteel romantic mystery writer that ends in violence: someone guns down the sweet old lady moderating the melee.
Robert Barnard confirms pet owners' suspicions that we're only here to amuse our animals when he recounts a murder from the point of view of the one uninvolved witness: a dog.
Ed Gorman's engaging sleuth, a policewoman in 1890 Cedar Rapids, uses logic to discover the invisible hand behind the sudden death of an evangelical minister's wife.
When, in a story by M. D. Lake, a counselor is murdered at summer camp, it is no mystery to a young girl who, while living with her battling parents, has honed her abilities to notice the details of her environment and the nuances of adult behavior.
Such a variety of styles and settings offers an apt reminder of the vitality of this genre.
Read by Lois Nettleton, Susan Anspach, Robert Forster, Richard Gilliland, Kevin M. McCarthy, Samantha Eggar, Loryn Locklin, Sheila Macrae, Mary Jo Catlett, Mason Adams