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photo of book cover Among the Mad

Someone recommended this novel to me as a fine example of a cozy mystery. It’s well done, set in the early 1930s London, and the main character records some lines from her father that I wish were not timeless:

“You know, Maisie, that when you look at one of these politicians, you’re looking at a thief, a liar and a murderer, that’s the way I see it.”

“Come on, Dad, that’s not like you.”

“No, I mean it. Look — they take our money, they lie through their teeth, and then they send our boys off to their deaths, don’t they? And all the time, they’re in clover, never a day’s risk or a day wanting.”


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