Sunday, June 19, 2022

Ten top books about actors and acting

Elly Griffiths is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Brighton mystery series, as well as the standalone novels The Stranger Diaries, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and The Postscript Murders. She is the recipient of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award.

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Griffith's newest Ruth Galloway mystery is The Locked Room.

At The Strand Magazine she tagged her "top ten of books about actors and acting," including:
The Mirror Crack’d by Agatha Christie

Christie often features actors in her books and, generally speaking, they don’t come out as badly as doctors. Marina Gregg’s profession, beauty and charisma are all integral parts of an extremely clever plot. It’s a moving and nuanced portrait from a writer not often praised for her character studies.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Mirror Crack’d is among Jayne Cowie's eight thrillers that smash the patriarchy and Sophie Hannah's six favorite literary grudges.

--Marshal Zeringue