Slay Bells: A Vintage Mystery

Slay Bells: A Vintage Mystery

Slay Bells: A Vintage Mystery

Slay Bells: A Vintage Mystery


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They call themselves the Big Five and a Half.

In the aftermath of World War II, six high school students-rich, ambitious, handsome-are groomed for ultimate success by their teacher, Mr. Northcliffe. At their farewell picnic in Mariposa, they plan to throw a splendid reunion in ten years' time on Christmas Day-to see who is the most successful of them all.

The day of the reunion finds the Big Five and a Half in disarray-one divorced, one in prison... and almost all of them unhappy. Life has not turned out how most of them had hoped. On Christmas morning, a mysterious man in a Santa Claus suit visits individuals in the group with a tempting treat. It turns out that the Big Five and a Half were groomed well...for ultimate death!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781685120580
Publisher: Historia
Publication date: 12/07/2021
Series: A Vintage Mystery , #2
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Eunice Mays Boyd (1901-1971) Eunice was an award-winning mystery writer during the Golden Age of Agatha Christie. Her books are intelligent, cozy whodunnit murder mysteries with many twists and turns. She loved to read mysteries and prided herself in identifying the murderer well before the end. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1924, she moved to Alaska where she lived for 12 years. Circa 1940, she returned to Berkeley where she wrote the Alaska-based F. Millard Smyth mystery series: MURDER BREAKS TRAIL (1943), DOOM IN THE MIDNIGHT SUN (1943), and MURDER WEARS MUKLUKS (1945). These will be republished in 2022. A fourth book in the series, ONE PAW WAS RED will be forthcoming (2022/2023). She co-authored THE MARBLE FOREST that was made into the movie Macabre (1958). Her new cozy murder mysteries are: DUNE HOUSE (11/23/2021), SLAY BELLS (12/7/21) and A VACATION TO KILL FOR (2022). These books are published with her goddaughter, Elizabeth Reed Aden. DUNE HOUSE and SLAY BELLS are set in San Francisco, California and A VACATION TO KILL FOR is set primarily in Carcassonne, France.

Betsy holds a doctorate degree in anthropology and has held senior executive management positions in pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She was inspired to write her own novel The Goldilocks Genome (2023) by Eunice and her adventures of living in the Cannibal Islands in HEPATITIS Beach (2023). She treasured and guarded the draft of A VACATION TO DIE FOR which she was given when Eunice died. In 2017 she discovered three boxes containing DUNE HOUSE, SLAY BELLS and ONE PAW WAS RED. Eunice was an important person in Elizabeth's life and she is proud that she's able to share Eunice's intelligent, cleverly constructed murder mysteries from the Golden Age.
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