“Death and dark revelations surface when a visiting Chicago Homicide Department chief revives interest in an unsolved 20-year-old murder case, and a snooping Omaha businessman plays amateur sleuth while on holiday.
Between 1949 and 1955, Bernice Carey Martin wrote eight critically acclaimed mystery novels set in California, all published by Doubleday & Company, using the name Bernice Carey. A number of these gripping whodunits were praised highly in The New York Times and went on to become bestsellers, with one adapted for television.
Curiously, despite her success and her unmistakable talent for crafting intelligent, absorbing mysteries filled with authentic townsfolk and credible character development, Carey’s literary career fell eerily silent after 1955, even though she lived for a further 35 years.
Fortunately, two of Carey’s much-admired but long-forgotten novels are finally back in print for the first time in over 60 years, published together in a new combined edition.”
Nicholas Litchfield’s review of the intelligent and absorbing whodunits The Man Who Got Away With It and The Three Widows is published today in the Lancashire Post and syndicated to 20 newspapers in the UK. You can read the full book review here.