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Emma Lathen

Autor(a) de The Longer the Thread

39 Works 4,436 Membros 77 Críticas 11 Favorited

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Emma Lathen was the pen-name for writing duo Martha Henissart (b. 1929) and Mary Jane Latsis (1927–1997). They also wrote under the name R. B. Dominic.

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Obras por Emma Lathen

The Longer the Thread (1971) 237 exemplares
Banking on Death (1961) 230 exemplares
Accounting for Murder (1964) 222 exemplares
Pick Up Sticks (1970) 190 exemplares
Going for Gold (1981) 189 exemplares
When in Greece (1969) 189 exemplares
Green Grow the Dollars (1982) 187 exemplares
Murder Without Icing (1972) 187 exemplares
Murder to Go (1969) 181 exemplares
Ashes to Ashes (1971) 176 exemplares
By Hook or by Crook (1975) 175 exemplares
Sweet and Low (1974) 173 exemplares
Murder Against the Grain (1967) 171 exemplares
Murder Makes the Wheels Go Round (1966) 170 exemplares
Something in the Air (1988) 168 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Dominic, R. B.
Sexo
n/a
Prémios e menções honrosas
Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement (1997)
Nota de desambiguação
Emma Lathen was the pen-name for writing duo Martha Henissart (b. 1929) and Mary Jane Latsis (1927–1997). They also wrote under the name R. B. Dominic.

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I've read this in one day while laid up in bed and feeling extremely poorly, and it was the perfect comfort read for the occasion (not many things would have been). Have now ordered the next volume to keep in store for the next time I could use a bit of John Putnam Thatcher to put things right.
 
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littlegreycloud | 4 outras críticas | Oct 8, 2023 |
My mother, an avid reader of crime fiction, was a huge fan of Emma Lathen’s books, and I remember she had a collection of the Penguin editions, all with start black and white covers. The principal protagonist of the series was the doughty John Puttnam Thatcher, Vice President of the Sloan Guaranty Bank, and the context for the various murders that occurred was generally that of financial crime.

Given my mother’s penchant for them, and my own past as a tax inspector (and one in particular who for several years dealt with ‘inter vivos’ settlements), I am surprised that I didn’t turn to them earlier. This is the first in the series, and represented a pretty capable debut. Now more than sixty years since it was first published, the story has borne up to the test of time fairly well.

The plot is sufficiently watertight and robust to have weathered the passage of time. One aspect that has dated significantly is the way the female characters are described – I found myself labouring under a torrent of male chauvinism, all the more notable for the fact that the writer was female. Indeed, let me correct myself – the writers were plural: ‘Emma Lathen’ was a pseudonym adopted by two women (one a successful lawyer, the other a financier), constructed to represent their own respective names.

Still, despite that one cavil, I found this sufficiently entertaining to want to proceed with the series.
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Eyejaybee | 4 outras críticas | Jul 18, 2023 |
USA, New York, ca 1968
USA og Sovjetunionen underskriver en handelsaftale om russisk køb om 100 millioner tons korn. Sovjetunionen opretter konsulater i San Francisco og New York og tilsvarende opretter USA konsulater i Leningrad og Odessa.

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bnielsen | 3 outras críticas | Mar 12, 2022 |
I liked it, and was somewhat surprised, because I recall attempting it earlier (like, 40 years earlier) and perhaps I was too young to be interested in trust accounts. But not now! I remember my disappontment at the Ava Lee series (too much violence, not enough forensic accounting), so I was pleased that the rules of the trust were laid out clearly.

The book follows a familiar format of older amateur sleuth, younger protégé, and helpful police officer, but handles it well. I was always engaged, never wanted to toss away the book in anger (thank goodness, it's on my Kindle), and it was well-paced and plotted. (Louise Penny, take note: you could use a trim).

The knowledge that Emma Lathen is actually two people writing as one is also a warning sign (I don't get how it's possible--I'm a writer myself, and I can imagine people making suggestions, or contributing a joke, but not co-writing), but it read like a single voice, bravo. Or brava. Bravi? There's two of them.

(Note: 5 stars = amazing, wonderful, 4 = very good book, 3 = decent read, 2 = disappointing, 1 = awful, just awful. I'm fairly good at picking for myself so end up with a lot of 4s). I feel a lot of readers automatically render any book they enjoy 5, but I grade on a curve!
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ashleytylerjohn | 4 outras críticas | Oct 13, 2020 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
39
Membros
4,436
Popularidade
#5,648
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
77
ISBN
322
Línguas
5
Marcado como favorito
11

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