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Murder, Mystery and Malone

Craig Rice. Crippen & Landru Publishers, $27 (196pp) ISBN 978-1-885941-70-1

Though several story collections came out after her death in 1957, popular mystery writer (and 1946 Time cover girl) Craig Rice (b. 1908) still had many uncollected short pieces, 12 of which are now anthologized in Murder, Mystery and Malone. Edited by Rice's biographer, Jeffrey A. Marks, these tongue-in-cheek screwball mysteries feature John J. Malone, an improbably successful lawyer with an eye for the (blonde) ladies.