Murder in the Telephone Exchange

Murder in the Telephone Exchange

eBook - 2014
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"First published in 1948, when it was the best-selling mystery of the year in the author's native Australia, Murder in the Telephone Exchange stars feisty young operator Maggie Byrnes. When one of her more unpopular colleagues is murdered - her head bashed in with a "buttinsky," a piece of equipment used to listen in on phone calls - Maggie resolves to turn sleuth. Some of her coworkers are acting strangely, and Maggie is convinced she has a better chance of figuring out who is responsible for the killing than the rather stolid police team assigned to the case, who seem to think she herself might have had something to do with it. But then one of her friends is murdered too, and it looks like Maggie might be next. Narrated with verve and wit, this is a whodunit in the tradition of Dorothy L. Sayers and Daphne du Maurier, by turns entertaining and suspenseful, and building to a gripping climax."--
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Verse Chorus Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781891241963
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (page cm)


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Feb 07, 2018

A mystery in the Golden Age of Detection era, taking place in Australia, and feeling very contemporary by today's standards. This was a first book by this author and some of the pacing lags at the beginning due to the amount of dialogue but once your over half way in the pace improves quite a bit. She is about to have some reprints of her work this year- 2018.


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