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A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, a Killer Selection of Trivia Paperback – Oct 15 2011

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The Monday Murder Club is a Boston-based association of mystery writers including the award-winning short story writer and computer geek Stephen D. Rogers; litigator and bestselling crime expert Andrew S. McAleer; award-winning short story writer and Jeopardy! champ Jim Shannon; journalist Maureen Walsh; and writer, editor, and publishing executive Paula Munier.

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Entertaining Smorgasbord of Murder-Related Trivia! Jan. 22 2012
By Mike O'Connor - Published on
Format: Paperback
Murder fascinates people. Whether it's an actual murder or a homicide devised by some author, people love the horror, the drama, the mystery of murder most foul. In A MISCELLANY OF MURDER, Boston's Monday Murder Club present a wide-ranging grab-bag of murder trivia FROM HISTORY AND LITERATURE TO TRUE CRIME AND TELEVISION.

A MISCELLANY OF MURDER groups its magical (mayhem) mystery tour into chapters covering the seven deadly sins: lust; gluttony, greed; sloth; wrath; envy; and pride. After defining each term and how its role in mayhem, the authors present brief blurbs on true-life murders, famous murderers, unsolved murders, trials, etc. related to that sin along with summaries, first lines and quotes from novels, TV and movies and so on.

While the book is rather loosely organized, it does contain a lot of material sure to interest murder and trivia fans... plus, with a price tag of $14.95, it's easy on the pocketbook. Recommended.