The Liz Reader

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This compilation of fiction and nonfiction by the Agatha Award winning author Elizabeth Daniels Squire is comprised of short stories, poetry, newspaper columns, and essays on the art of palm reading. This collection includes some of Elizabeth's previously unpublished works, along with tributes from Margaret Maron, Anne Underwood Grant, and others.

Elizabeth, who died in February 2001 while returning from a book promotion tour to Alaska, was the first mystery author ever inducted...

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Overview

This compilation of fiction and nonfiction by the Agatha Award winning author Elizabeth Daniels Squire is comprised of short stories, poetry, newspaper columns, and essays on the art of palm reading. This collection includes some of Elizabeth's previously unpublished works, along with tributes from Margaret Maron, Anne Underwood Grant, and others.

Elizabeth, who died in February 2001 while returning from a book promotion tour to Alaska, was the first mystery author ever inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, and a graduate of Vassar College, she created the very memorable sleuth Peaches Dann, the absent minded detective - one of the most unforgettable and original crime solvers in the mystery genre. Like her sleuth, Elizabeth loved the North Carolina Mountains, and made her home there for the last 30 years of her life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589850699
  • Publisher: Five Star Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Preface vii

Autobiography 1

Half a Fiction-Writer's Work 1

Books Writers Depend On 5

The Early Years 8

The Magic of Sublimation 8

Fragment 10

A Funny Story 12

In Memory of Wickedness 18

One Southern Family 22

Clocks and Demons 24

Murder 26

Snake Charmer 26

Suicide 27

Greener Grass 27

Disillusion 27

Summer Sea 28

Contrast 28

Lullaby 28

Christmas 1942 29

Slow Dusk 29

Landmarks 30

The 1960s and 1970s 31

Growing Up Around the World 32

Solutions 39

Khetu and the Branch Line 43

The Man Who Collected Himself 48

The Boa Constrictor 58

Journalistic Offerings 72

The Summation of a Life 72

An Author of Controversy 75

A Man of Many Words 78

Mystery in the Mountains 81

The Older They Get 85

Photo Album 89

Mostly About Food 95

Iron in the Fire 95

Whatever Happened to the Egg in Mrs. Gorham's Cake Recipe? 99

A Passion for the Cook 102

Special Occasion Ginger Cookies 109

Of Poetry and Death and Carrot Cake 112

Super Carrot Cake 115

Lemon Cream-Cheese Frosting 115

Rosemary for Remembrance 116

Fast & Crispy Rosemary Chicken 116

No-Hurry Chicken Rosemary 117

The Peaches Dann Short Stories 118

The Dog Who Remembered Too Much 118

In Memory of Jack 127

Down the Garden Path 140

Ode to a Dead Gardenia 148

On Writers and Writing 158

Cats 158

On Being a Nominee 159

About Dyslexia, Psychics and Other Stuff 162

Murder Is So Final 162

The Mystery in Your Hands 166

Got a Hunch? 168

Using What You Know 172

The Ultimate Catastrophe 174

Afterword 178

Elizabeth Daniels Squire, Mystery Author, 74, Dies 178

A Remembrance for Elizabeth 179

It Was Her Last Unselfish Act 181

Hope 183

Index 184

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