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Liza Cody

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Liza Cody was born in London on April 11, 1944. She is an English crime fiction writer. She is the author of the popular Anna Lee series, which introduced the professional female private detective to British mystery fiction. Cody is also the author of the Bucket Nut Trilogy which features visa mer professional wrestler Eva Wylie. Cody has also written the novels Rift, Gimme More, Ballad of a Dead Nobody, and Miss Terry. Cody's awards have included the John Creasey Memorial Prize and the CWA Silver Dagger in the UK as well as an Anthony Award in the U.S. and a Marlowe in Germany. Most of Cody's work is set in London. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Liza Cody

Dupe (1980) 132 exemplar
Bucket Nut (1992) 128 exemplar
Backhand (1656) 98 exemplar
Monkey Wrench (1994) 80 exemplar
Head Case (1985) 79 exemplar
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Editor & Contributor — 66 exemplar
Stalker (1984) 62 exemplar
Rift (1988) 60 exemplar
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Editor & Contributor — 59 exemplar
Bad Company (1982) 59 exemplar
Under Contract (1987) 59 exemplar
Musclebound (1997) 57 exemplar
3rd Culprit: An Annual of Crime Stories (1994) — Redaktör — 41 exemplar
Gimme More (2000) 40 exemplar
Lucky Dip and Other Stories (2003) 15 exemplar
Lady Bag (2013) 15 exemplar
Miss Terry (2012) 10 exemplar
Ballad Of A Dead Nobody (2011) 6 exemplar
Mr Bo 2 exemplar
Jaget (1994) 1 exemplar
Engaño (1983) 1 exemplar
Logro Livro 1 1 exemplar
Helt på spanden (1997) 1 exemplar
Hjernespind (1994) 1 exemplar
Turning It Round 1 exemplar
Dårligt selskab (1993) 1 exemplar
Whole Life 1 exemplar
Blüten für Mama. (1998) 1 exemplar
Schwesternkrieg. (1995) 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

A Woman's Eye (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 275 exemplar
Women on the Case (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 212 exemplar
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 131 exemplar
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 118 exemplar
Tart Noir (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 111 exemplar
A Classic English Crime: 13 Stories for the Christie Centenary (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 77 exemplar
A Classic Christmas Crime (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 76 exemplar
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 31 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar
The Verdict of Us All (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
New Crimes 1 (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Motives for Murder (2016) 20 exemplar
Deadly Pleasures (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Crime Waves: No. 1 (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
Vrouwen onder hoogspanning (1995) 2 exemplar

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I believe that with her books featuring Anna Lee, Liza Cody was in the vanguard of the upsurge of crime novels featuring assertive and independent female private detectives. It certainly proved to be a rich seam, yielding such enduring characters as Sara Paretsky’s V I Warshawski, Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, Michelle Spring’s Laura Principal. Sadly, although initially very popular, even to the extent of a television series featuring Imogen Stubbs as Anna, the books seem to have faded from the reading public’s attention.

I am fairly sure that I read this blood about thirty years ago, prompted to do so by having seen the television series, although it didn’t evoke many memories (to be fair, that would have been thirty years ago, and I have read more than three thousand other books since). Coming to it again I found it enjoyable, but it has not aged well. Anna Lee is a great character – far from flawless, but very empathetic. The plot is rather turgid, and revolves around film piracy which was a serious enough problem in the early 1990s, even before the proliferation of illegal copying spawned by the explosion if home computing and the internet.

This was an enjoyable trip back into the past, although I don’t think I will be delving any further into this particular archive.
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Eyejaybee | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 5, 2023 |
detective seeks girl genius and finds the mysterious death of her tutor
 
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ritaer | 1 annan recension | Mar 19, 2020 |
“Bad Company” proved to be a bad read.

The potential was there for a great crime thriller, but thrills are sadly missing here. It lacks an engaging narrative and compelling characters. I won’t give the ending away but will state that it left me dissatisfied.

What irritated beyond everything else was the excessive number of adverbs. If, as the saying goes, “The road to Hell is paved with adverbs”, then that road first passes through this book.

This is worst of all in the dialogue attribution, where the author tries to use a different adverb every time a character speaks: “he said conversationally,” “she said angrily,” etc. It’s distracting to the point that come halfway through the book, I would wonder which adverb was coming up whenever a character began to speak.

A good writer should be able to *show* the characters' emotions with actions, not rely on adverbs to *tell* the reader about it.
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PhilSyphe | 2 andra recensioner | Apr 9, 2018 |

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Statistik

Verk
34
Även av
22
Medlemmar
1,084
Popularitet
#23,706
Betyg
½ 3.5
Recensioner
22
ISBN
162
Språk
8
Favoritmärkt
4

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