Thursday, April 24, 2008

Morgue Mama

Über die Amazon-Tag Search entdeckt: The Unraveling of Violeta Bell, ein Band der "Morgue Mama Mysteries" von C.R. Corwin, erschienen 2008 bei Poisoned Pen Press". Hauptfigur ist die 68jährige Amateurdetektivin und "newspaper librarian" Maddy Sprowls: "The morgue is that cold and sterile facility where medical examiners do their necessary but, to many of us, dreadful work. Less familiar is its dry and dusty version, usually housed in the bowels of newspaper buildings, where old story clippings are filed away. Dolly Madison Sprowls has been in charge of the Hannawa Herald-Union's morgue for more than 40 years. She is gruff and salty, well past the age of retirement, the unchallenged queen of her ink-stained domain. Reporters call her Morgue Mama — but only behind her back". 2003 ist der erste Band, "The Cross Kisses Back", erschienen, 2005 der zweite, "Dig".

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