The Queen is Dead, Long Live the Queen PDF

by Marcia Talley "The Queen is Dead, Long Live the Queen” was originally published in 2005 in Thou Shalt Not Kill: Biblical Mystery Stories, edited by Anne Perry. “Have you ever thought the Bible was ancient history, and you have heard it all before?” Perry asks in her introduction. “Believe me, you haven’t heard it this way. These are all new and highly individual insights into the oldest stories of passion, intrigue, mercy and judgement, love and hate, going as far back as the first murder in history.”

“When Anne invited me to contribute to this unique anthology, I decided to have fun," Marcia said. "I took the story of Cain and Abel and turned it on its head. It’s still about sibling jealousy, but this time, the rivals are sisters—Claire, who actually writes the mystery novels that appear under her sister’s name, and Arabella, the younger, prettier face featured on the jacket cover.”

Marcia Talley's Agatha and Anthony award-winning short stories have appeared in more than a dozen collections, including anthologies edited by New York Times best-selling authors Lawrence Block, Elizabeth George, Laura Lippman, and Anne Perry. They have been selected for inclusion in The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories and The Deadly Bride and 21 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg.

Marcia Talley is the author of ALL THINGS UNDYING and eight previous mystery novels featuring survivor and sleuth, Hannah Ives. Hannah's tenth adventure, A QUIET DEATH, will be published in the summer of 2011 by Severn House.

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