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The Resource Home sweet homicide, Craig Rice ; introduction by Otto Penzler

Home sweet homicide, Craig Rice ; introduction by Otto Penzler

Label
Home sweet homicide
Title
Home sweet homicide
Statement of responsibility
Craig Rice ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unoccupied and unsupervised while mother is working, the children of widowed crime writer Marion Carstairs find diversion wherever they can. So when the kids hear gunshots at the house next door, they jump at the chance to launch their own amateur investigation--and after all, why shouldn't they? They know everything the cops do about crime scenes, having read about them in mother's novels. They know what her literary detectives would do in such a situation, how they would interpret the clues and handle witnesses. Plus, if the children solve the puzzle before the cops, it will do wonders for the sales of mother's novels. But this crime scene isn't a game at all; the murder is real, and when its details prove more twisted than anything in mother's fiction, they'll have to enlist Marion's help to sort them out. Or is that just part of their plan to hook her up with the lead detective on the case? The basis for the 1946 film with the same name, Home Sweet Homicide is the novel that launched Craig Rice to literary fame. The book, a comedic crime story that pokes fun at the conventions of the genre, finds "the Dorothy Parker of detective fiction" at her most entertaining
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1908-1957
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rice, Craig
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3535.I2236
LC item number
H66 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Penzler, Otto
Series statement
Otto Penzler presents American mystery classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homicide
  • Authors
  • Humorous stories
Label
Home sweet homicide, Craig Rice ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The Dorothy Parker of detective fiction"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1039074921
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
iv, 295 pages
Isbn
9781613161036
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039074921
Label
Home sweet homicide, Craig Rice ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The Dorothy Parker of detective fiction"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1039074921
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
iv, 295 pages
Isbn
9781613161036
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacontent
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039074921

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