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it is really is the BEST of crime fiction written by Women writers in the last 100 years!
on May 10, 2016
These are short stories regarding crime and murder mysteries that were written by women from 100 years ago and up to the present time. Each one has an introduction. The earliest is "A Jury of Her Peers" and in a surprising way the women solve the case by observing things at the crime scene (in the family home) that men (100 years ago) dismissed an insignificant, due to the perceptions and misconceptions men had about women at the time it was written. I won't give away what these are, but it was very interesting to read it and see the clues that the men could not conceive of, or see even though it was right before their eyes. The other stories are just as amazing, interesting and sometimes suspenseful, sometimes detective work, but always a story with a surprise ending. Elizabeth George did an excellent job as the editor of picking the best of the best of women's' crime fiction over the last 100 years. I have re-read this book again and again. Since these are short stories, you can read one story and they leave the rest for another time. The stories are complete on their own, there are no sequels. It is an extremely enjoyable book to take on a road trip to read in the (or on a plane) or just grab to read while the children take a nap or on a lunch break at work.