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Mystery
  • Author:
    Craig Rice
  • ISBN:
    0553263455
  • ISBN13:
    978-0553263459
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  • Publisher:
    Bantam (October 1, 1986)
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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He wondered if she was beautiful and susceptible and unmarried, and then reminded himself that it wouldn’t matter to him any more, not after yesterday.

He wondered if she was beautiful and susceptible and unmarried, and then reminded himself that it wouldn’t matter to him any more, not after yesterday. He closed his eyes again and reminded himself that he had to sleep, trying to pretend that it was still dark. Sleep, beautiful sleep, dreamless and inviolate, sleep like death, that was the thing.

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Having Wonderful Crime book. It's as hilarious and bizarre as the best of Craig Rice's books

Having Wonderful Crime book. It's as hilarious and bizarre as the best of Craig Rice's books. My complaint is that Malone, Jake, and Helene are all following their own leads in the investigations and I needed a scorecard to keep up. Jake's explanation of why he's being so mysterious is unconvincing, but maybe it was more understandable in 1943, when a husband was the Man of the House and the Little Woman didn't ask questions. As for WWII, Rice just ignored it. Wars come and go, but people are always going to be murdered and the spouse is always going to be the main suspect.

Craig Rice (1908–1957); born Georgiana Ann Randolph Craig; was an American author of mystery novels and short stories, sometimes described as "the Dorothy Parker of detective fiction. She was the first mystery writer to appear on the cover of Time Magazine, on January 28, 1946. In 1908, Mary Randolph Craig reluctantly interrupted her globetrotting to return home to Chicago to give birth to her first child, Georgiana Ann Randolph Craig.

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A dozen murders and counting-and any one of them could lead a Chicago attorney to a hotheaded female tycoon.

Wrongly convicted of murder, a death-row chorus girl lives for revenge, in this novel from "the grand dame of mystery mixed with screwball comedy" (Ed Gorman). On a break from the Windy City, aspiring crime novelist Jake Justus and his wife, Helene, are acquainting themselves with Manhattan's finest cocktail lounges when they befriend Dennis Morrison, a blind-drunk groom. A dozen murders and counting-and any one of them could lead a Chicago attorney to a hotheaded female tycoon. on New Year's Eve and criminal lawyer John J. Malone is nursing his blues in a Chicago dive bar.

Having Wonderful Crime. Book in the John J. Malone Series). Select Format: Paperback. Mass Market Paperback. ISBN13:9781558821255.

Having written two films in the Falcon series-The Falcon’s Brother and The Falcon in Danger-Craig Rice was a natural ghostwriter for capturing George Sanders’s trademark tone . Crime on My Hands - Craig Rice

Having written two films in the Falcon series-The Falcon’s Brother and The Falcon in Danger-Craig Rice was a natural ghostwriter for capturing George Sanders’s trademark tone, a stiff dry cocktail of snark and sophistication. The result? Lots of fun (The New York Times). Crime on My Hands - Craig Rice. S. Chapter One. I squatted, rather than knelt, over the prostrate form. I tried to concentrate on how, and at whose hand, she had met her death. Try as I might, though, I couldn’t make myself believe that the wretched girl was dead, and I simply didn’t give a damn who had killed her, or why. For one thing, the heat was getting me.

Soon after Dennis Morrison, a gigolo, marries Bertha Lutts, a wealthy heiress, she is found murdered, Dennis becomes the prime suspect, and lawyer J.J. Malone is determined to solve the mystery

Landaron
John J. Malone, the best lawyer in Chicago, gets called to NYC by Jake and Helene, a couple on their honeymoon . After he gets there, though, he finds they are mixed up in a double murder. John finds a drunken groom looking for his bride under care of Jake and Helene. There is a body dump, a rich girl, a crooked lawyer, and an old country doctor. John has to sort through them all to find the killer.
Honeirsil
"Having Wonderful Crime" was my introduction into the entertaining writings of Craig Rice (pseudonym for Georgiana Ann Craig, a woman mystery writer). It also introduced me to the characters of John Joseph Malone and Jake and Helene Justus, three of the most fun loving (and drinking-est) people I've ever read about.

The author's use of each character is excellent. I've read three of the Malone/Justus books (there are 11 in all) and it's really impossible to deduce until the very end who committed the murders. She also uses humor in a way that is refreshing and entertaining without detracting from the mystery. The writing always keeps moving along and doesn't ever seem to stagnate. It's almost impossible to put the book down without finishing it!

"Having Wonderful Crime" is a great way to spend a day (or three) being highly entertained in a style that isn't often seen. If you like murder mysteries but would like to read something that isn't quite the norm, read this one! You won't be disappointed, I promise!