About the Author...
Eunice Mays Boyd (1901-1971)
Eunice was an award-winning mystery writer during the Golden Age of Agatha Christie. Her books are intelligent, cozy whodunnit murder mysteries with many twists and turns. She loved to read mysteries and prided herself in identifying the murderer well before the end. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1924, she moved to Alaska where she lived for 12 years. Circa 1940, she returned to Berkeley where she wrote the Alaska-based F. Millard Smyth mystery series: MURDER BREAKS TRAIL (1943), DOOM IN THE MIDNIGHT SUN (1943), and MURDER WEARS MUKLUKS (1945). These will be republished in 2022. A fourth book in the series, ONE PAW WAS RED will be forthcoming (2022/2023). She co-authored THE MARBLE FOREST that was made into the movie “Macabre” (1958). Her new cozy murder mysteries are: DUNE HOUSE (11/23/2021), SLAY BELLS (12/7/21) and A VACATION TO KILL FOR (2022). These books are published with her goddaughter, Elizabeth Reed Aden. DUNE HOUSE and SLAY BELLS are set in San Francisco, California and A VACATION TO KILL FOR is set primarily in Carcassonne, France.
Elizabeth Reed Aden
Betsy is holds a doctorate degree in anthropology and has held senior executive management positions in pharmaceutical and biotech companies. She was inspired to write her own novel The Goldilocks Genome (2023) by Eunice and her adventures of living in the Cannibal Islands in HEPATITIS Beach (2023). She treasured and guarded the draft of A VACATION TO DIE FOR which she was given when Eunice died. In 2017 she discovered three boxes containing DUNE HOUSE, SLAY BELLS AND ONE PAW WAS RED. Eunice was an important person in her life and she is proud that she is able to share Eunice’s intelligent, cleverly constructed murder mysteries from the Golden Age.
About the Books...
The Vintage Mystery Series
Slay Bells (December 2021)
Dune House (December 2021)
A Vacation to Kill For (2022)
News and Reviews...
"No scientific sleuthing this, but a blending of clues, coincidences and concentration...A better than most brain workout."-Kirkus Reviews
"As pretty, suspenseful and smoothly written a mystery as I've read in a long time." - Chicago Sun
"... well-tangled murder plot... Good entertainment." - New York Herald Tribune
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