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Two of the Deadliest

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Characters pretend to be something they are not with disastrous results.In Two of the Deadliest, Elizabeth George has gathered nearly two dozen tales that probe the dark heart of crime in the name of a pair of particularly wicked transgressions: lust and greed.Anger, jealousy, gluttony, sloth, lust, greed and pride.
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Two of the Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder

Two of the Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder

Generally a fun read, but hardly indispensable, so a mild recommendation from me. Some voices are chatty, some sincere.In Two of the Deadliest, she has collected twenty three stories, all centered on one of two of the seven deadly sins, lust or greed, and all written by women. Traumnovelle. Fräulein Else. Leutnant Gustl There she meets an exciting younger man who seems to offer romance and excitement. In many, the situation was not what it seemed at the beginning of the story.

The seven deadly sins have been the roots of crime throughout human history. As you would expect with a collection focused on greed and lust, there are stories about fortunes to be inherited and get rich schemes.Seated next to a man on a train to New York City, she overhears some very compromising cell phone conversations, with surprising results. The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book A mother is driven to depths she never imagined by her less-than-grateful son. There are stories about virtue rewarded and evil punished.

Of these 23, five are by new writers. Greed is the sin here.Some stories present the voices in unusual ways. Mixing With Murder (Fran Varady 6) I really liked that the editor included a section of stories by unknown or previously unpublished authors. In the end, the stories were so alike that they all blended into one another.