HANGING BY A THREAD by Joan--Ed. Kahn
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HANGING BY A THREAD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Once again precariously perched on The Edge of a Chair (1967) and hanging in midsuspense, this second collection of oeuvres choisies with infinite diversity and faultless taste. Among the close to forty pieces, in which fiction predominates over fact, are Dashiell Hammett, Roald Dahl, Dylan Thomas, Charlotte Armstrong, M.R. James, Maxim Gorky, Wilkie Collins, Stephen Crane and Henry Cecil -- while, in fact, Russell Crouse reports on the fatal poker session of Arnold Rothstein; elder statesman of the true crime genre William Roughead and Edmund Pearson are represented; and the still older Tacitus records Nero's disposition of Agrippina. In a word, nonpareil.

Pub Date: Oct. 27th, 1969
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin