Now this is one of those books where readers of these posts may be able to tell me more than I could find out.
MURDER'S LITTLE SISTER by Pamela Branch is recorded in my little green book as the first book I read in 1978. And about it I know little more than that.
I've found this rather intriguing cover online. The site lists 4 books by Pamela Branch:
- THE WOODEN OVERCOAT (1951)
- LION IN THE CELLAR (1951)
- MURDER EVERY MONDAY (1954)
- MURDER'S LITTLE SISTER (1958)
There's an alternative cover shown and a synopsis:
Enid Morley has done her best to kill herself, only to realise someone else wants to kill her as well. Not as good as Branch's three other novels, but still a classic!
A listing on Rue Morgue Press says that Pamela Branch had a wicked sense of humour. She delighted in sending "postcards with smears of pretence blood on them, purporting to be from her various characters," or "a dreadful squashed box of chocolates with very obvious pinholes into which poison had clearly been injected."
MURDER'S LITTLE SISTER was apparently the only one of the four titles published in the US. There was rumoured to be a fifth book but she died at 47 of cancer and it never made it to the press. The Rue Morgue Press article about her contains a lot more detail.
It does seem if you have a copy of a Pamela Branch novel on your shelves, you could name your own price for it.
So, did Pamela Branch figure in your reading?