Driven to Distraction

Driven to Distraction

by Marcia Talley
Driven to Distraction

Driven to Distraction

by Marcia Talley



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"Driven to Distraction"—which won the Agatha award for Best Short Story and was shortlisted for the Anthony—is the second outing for the delightfully devious (and dangerous!) Marjorie Ann, a character first introduced in 1999 in “With Love, Marjorie Ann.”

“The story was inspired,” Marcia told an audience at Mystery Loves Company in Baltimore, “by a road trip I took to Florida with my husband, where his reliance on a quirky GPS sent us barreling off I95 on a circuitous route through the wilds of Georgia.” For more about Marjorie Ann, read Marcia’s critically-acclaimed short stories "Can You Hear Me Now?" and "With Love, Marjorie Ann" both available for Nook.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012333865
Publisher: Marcia Talley
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 820,833
File size: 13 KB

About the Author

Marcia Talley is the author of ALL THINGS UNDYING and eight previous mystery novels featuring survivor and sleuth, Hannah Ives. Hannah's tenth adventure, A QUIET GRAVE, will be published in the summer of 2011 by Severn House.

Marcia Talley's Agatha and Anthony award-winning short stories have appeared in more than a dozen collections, including anthologies edited by New York Times best-selling authors Lawrence Block, Elizabeth George, Laura Lippman, and Anne Perry. They have been selected for inclusion in "The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories" and "The Deadly Bride and 21 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories," edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg.

"My mother was an avid mystery fan, and a charter subscriber to Ellery Queen's Mystery magazine, so mysteries were always around the house," Marcia told a Philadelphia newspaper. "I was also a great fan of that old television show, 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' and am grateful that although it appeared on TV late on a Sunday night (a school night--gasp!) I was allowed to stay up to watch it . . . I think my fondness for quirky endings can be traced back directly to Mr. Hitchcock."
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