My plan this year for my contributions to Friday's Forgotten Books hosted by Pattinase is to feature books I read 20 years ago - in 1993- from the records I have in my "little green book", which I started in 1975. In 1993 I read 111 books and was pretty well addicted to crime fiction by then.
This time 20 years ago I had just finished DEATH MASK by Ellis Peters.
Of course we all know Ellis Peters because of her Brother Cadfael novels and for the fact that historical crime fiction is acknowledged in the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Fiction Award. Ellis Peters was one of the nom de plumes used by Edith Pargeter.
Fantastic Fiction tells me DEATH MASK was a stand alone novel published in 1959.
When archaeologist Bruce Almond is killed on a dig in Greece, his son
Crispin returns to Somerset and a mother he barely knows. Convinced his
father's death was no accident, Crispin believes even his mother is not
free from suspicion, so he baits a clever trap to lure the murderer out
Martin Edwards has a nice article about Ellis Peters here.
Why MYSTERIES? Because that is the genre I read.
Why PARADISE? Because that is where I live.
Among other things, this blog, the result of a 2008 New Year's resolution,
will act as a record of books that I've read, and random thoughts.
26 April 2013
Forgotten Book: DEATH MASK, Ellis Peters
Posted by Kerrie at 6:29:00 pm
Labels: Ellis Peters, Friday's forgotten books
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Kerrie - Oh, this is one I'd not been familiar with before. Peters was prolific! It sounds like an interesting read.
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