Miss Melville Regrets Author:Evelyn E. Smith Meet Miss Melville, the flip side of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. A middle-aged lady of refinement, impeccable taste and breeding, her dwindling finances signal a drastic all to action. — Never one to meet a problem in any direction other than head-on, Miss Melville, heaven forfend, decides to take a job! Hiring herself out as a freelance ass... more »assin, she uses her patrician air and still-operative female wiles to hold herself above suspicion as she moves freely through upper crust society, knocking off important personages and visiting dignitaries, for a most pleasant fee, and, best of all these rascals deserve precisely what they get.
Yes, Miss Melville does have scruples. She simply won't consent to killing anyone who doesn't have it coming. The trouble is, of course, that the longer she labors at her chosen profession, the more tempted she is to get rid of everybody she finds annoying---s lengthy list, as it turns out. Things get particularly sticky when the person she next finds in her gunsigts demands a new level of expertise. But in an unexpected turn of events Miss Melville recoups with customary grace and elan.« less