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'The writer who may be the closest of all to Christie in style, plotting and general milieu' --Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
'There are few detective story writers as consistently good as Miss Ferrars' --The Sunday Times
Why did I take to crime, people sometimes ask me.
Well, not for the sake of the crime.
Descriptions of violence have always repelled me and I do not think there is scope within the limits of a detective story to explore the mind of a criminal with any seriousness. But I have been writing stories since at least the age of six and if I did not write I should soon be very bored. Yet I was thirty-three before my first detective story was published. I tried my hand at it then because although I had recognized that I had nothing of great interest to say, I had an uncontrollable itch to go on writing. And I had always enjoyed reading detective stories. I enjoy a good puzzle, good writing, and original characterization. Then, when Give a Corpse a Bad Name was finished, my great good fortune was that when it was accepted by a publisher, my contract took my next book sight unseen. I had not even thought of writing another book yet, but naturally I went ahead with it at once and by the time it was finished, I was hooked. From that day to this I have never written anything but detective stories, and have no desire to write anything else. Of course, I do not despise the income they bring me, and am happy that they seem to bring a number of other people pleasure, but mainly I write them simply because I enjoy doing so.
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Book Description The Langtail Press, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1780020015