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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 18 hours ago
If reviews came with musical accompaniment, you'd be hearing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah as you read this. I've finally finished this book. There's a combination of factors involved in the blame for my incredibly slow progress: I'm in a slump, and therefore easily distracted by an...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 months ago
Another one of my finds from my Friends of the Library book sale trail I did while on holiday back home; this one I had to pay a bit more for, as it was at a retail used book store, but I'm determined to collect Whitney's work, and it was still priced cheaper than a new mass market paperback. Verm...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 3 months ago
Would also work for Genre: Suspense, Terrifying Women, Murder Most Foul, Amateur Sleuth, and Romantic Suspense. It's fun reading these old thrillers that are so slow, with hardly any murder, no kids or really old people, and servents neither seen nor heard. They're charmingly predictable. And alth...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 months ago
Even though I find Phyllis A. Whitney's books to be a little bit hit and miss, she's still my favorite author of old-school romantic suspense. Where Victoria Holt's romances feel instantaneous and contrived, and Mary Stewart's plotting is often (sorry mom) ludicrous, Whitney's stories have so far o...
Kitty's Book Spot!
Kitty's Book Spot! rated it 7 months ago
Emily has had all she take of her job and her boss. Then he proposed a whole new deal. With all that is at stake, can she really last thirty days? Nicholas fights his attraction to his assistant every day. Following her second anniversary with his company, he asks Emily to do him a favor. If t...
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