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Phyllis A. Whitney
For more than 80 years, Phyllis A. Whitney wove her storytelling magic—in her lifetime garnering numerous awards and worldwide acclaim for her books. A winner of the prestigious Grand Master award for lifetime achievement from the Mystery Writers of America, and an author the New York Times once... show more
For more than 80 years, Phyllis A. Whitney wove her storytelling magic—in her lifetime garnering numerous awards and worldwide acclaim for her books. A winner of the prestigious Grand Master award for lifetime achievement from the Mystery Writers of America, and an author the New York Times once called the "Queen of the American Gothics," Phyllis A. Whitney is one of the world's most beloved mystery and romantic suspense writers.

Phyllis A. Whitney passed away on February 8, 2008 at the age of 104.
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 months ago
One of Whitney's earlier publications, this one still has the intricate plotting and surprises that are missing in her later titles. Conversely, it's one of the less evocatively atmospheric of hers I've read so far. The thing a reader has to accept about Whitney is that her whole raison d'être ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 5 months ago
Wow, can Whitney be verbose. Her earlier work has always been better, in my opinion, but this one was an in-between - first published in 1974. Which makes the plotting excellent, and the abuse of the expository extreme. Unfortunately the expository gauntlet must be run for many chapters before a ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 9 months ago
Like a lot of other authors who write romantic suspense, Whitney was very hit and miss. Most of the misses I've read are the ones she wrote in her later years, and this isn't an exception. The woman could still write well - her island setting came alive - but the plot was soft and sentimental, and...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it 2 years ago
The Ebony Swan by Phyllis A. Whitney Susan Prentice is a woman alone. In the past six months her father has died, she has called off her engagement to a cynical young doctor she no longer loves, and she has begun to question the ethics of the medical profession of which she is a member. Now at...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it 2 years ago
Lost Island by Phyllis A. Whitney Lacey, Elise, and Giles. They grew up together on a mist-shrouded island off the Georgia coast. Long ago, and without Giles's ever knowing it, Lacey gave birth to his son. But Elise, the beautiful, domineering one, got Giles. She got Lacey's child, too, to b...
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