Safety First

Safety First

by Marcia Talley
Safety First

Safety First

by Marcia Talley



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Who knew a library could be such a dangerous place to work? Not George, who ran Lakeland Public, quite literally, by the book. When “accidents” began to happen, George suspected his staff was out to get him, but his deadliest foe turned out to be his own inflated ego.

"Safety First” was originally published in 2003 in BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS, an anthology of 19 all-new mystery stories presented by the Mystery Writers of America and edited by New York Times best-selling author Lawrence Block.

Who better to tell a tongue-in-cheek story in a library setting than mystery author, Marcia Talley, who—decades before her award-winning mystery series took off—worked “outside the home” as a librarian in a succession of university, corporate and government libraries? Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940012361288
Publisher: Marcia Talley
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
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."

Marcia divides her time between Annapolis, Maryland and living aboard an antique sailboat in the Bahamas with a husband who loves to sail and a cat who doesn't.

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