Book Reviews of Murder Takes a Holiday

Murder Takes a Holiday
Murder Takes a Holiday
Author: Cynthia Manson
ISBN-13: 9781566192828
ISBN-10: 156619282X
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 643
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

4.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Barnes and Noble Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A Barnes and Noble collection of 43 short stories set in vacation locales. Collection includes stories by modern masters of the mystery genre, plus some from authors we don't usually associate with mystery: Edward D. Hoch, L. Frank Baum, Joan Aiken, Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, Peter Lovesey, James S Dorr, Anton Chekhov, H.R.F. Keating, Jeffry Scott, Isaac Asimov Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell, Joan Aiken. I always enjoy these collection books, they give you a little taste of new authors, and are bite-sized stories for bedtime.

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To be read at your own leisure and with over 600 pages, this is a terrific book for summer reading. It includes locations and writers from all over the world. All the stories are from "Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine" and "Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine". There are, of course, many writers who contributed to this anthology but some of them include Patricia Highsmith, Edward D. Hoch, Joan Aiken, Lawrence Block, Ruth Rendell, Simon Brett, Peter Lovesey, Anton Chekhov, H.R.F. Keating, Jeffrey Scott and Isaac Asimov. I gave this book a 9 rating instead of a 10 because some of the stories I just couldn't get into. But as an anthology, you can pick and choose.