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Murder by the Tale

Dell Shannon

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Crime & mystery

A perfect collection of short stories for Dell Shannon fans and mystery lovers everywhere, featuring eight cases of her popular Lieutenant Luis Mendoza, alongside six intriguing non-series tales.

Mysteries include the case of an exasperated husband who may have murdered his nagging wife - but would he have killed his beloved pet as well? A young girl dies in an 'accident' when a parked truck slips its brakes and slams into the house where she's staying. And a nursing home resident suspects that old age is not the only thing eliminating his neighbours.

'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald Tribune

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Dell Shannon

In her 67 years, California author Elizabeth Linington wrote 82 crime fiction novels, under her own name as well as the aliases Anne Blaisdell, Lesley Egan, Egan O'Neill and Dell Shannon. Her writing evolved from the early radio and stage dramas, via historical narratives, to her most celebrated novels - mysteries. She was nominated for Edgars in 1961, 1962 and 1963 for Case Pending, Nightmare and Knave of Hearts respectively. Her most successful creation, debonair LAPD Lieutenant Luis Mendoza, broke new ground in being one of the first Latino police officers in the procedural genre, and Linington herself was a pioneer in a male-dominated industry, earning the moniker 'Queen of the Procedurals'.

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