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Although remembered mostly for her audacious bestseller, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein was a unique literary artist of the twentieth century who left a voluminous body of work, including novels, essays, poetry, and prose. Stymied—just once—by a case of writer's block, Stein forayed into the world of mystery fiction to rediscover her path to creativity. Combining elements of free association and interior monologue that earned her reputation as an avant-garde stylist, Stein drew from a summer's worth of mysterious events at her French country home for inspiration. Blood on the Dining-Room Floor is the brilliant result.

A possible murder disrupts the peaceful setting when, in a nearby village, Madame Pernollet is found on the cement courtyard of her husband's hotel. Did she fall from a window above . . . or was she pushed? Was there someone who wanted the preoccupied woman out of the way? In a departure from the typical whodunit, with nary a detective to lead the way, Stein lays out a series of crimes and clues, enticing readers to come up with their own verdict on the baffling events of one "unnatural summer."

Synopsis:

A series of local crimes inspired this attempt by the author to relieve her writer's block. A droll detective novel, its central mystery involves rediscovering the path to creativity.

Synopsis:

Shortly after the publication of her bestseller, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Stein found herself stymied by writer's block. A series of local crimes inspired this attempt to revive her artistry, a droll detective novel in which the central mystery involves rediscovering the path to creativity.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Dover Edition

Blood on the Dining-Room Floor

Afterword

A Waterfall and A Piano

Is Dead

Bibliographical Note

About the Editor

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486462363
Author:
Stein, Gertrude
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Introduction by:
Gill, John Herbert
Introduction:
Gill, John Herbert
Author:
Gill, John Herbert
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.32 lb

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A series of local crimes inspired this attempt by the author to relieve her writer's block. A droll detective novel, its central mystery involves rediscovering the path to creativity.
"Synopsis" by ,
Shortly after the publication of her bestseller, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Stein found herself stymied by writer's block. A series of local crimes inspired this attempt to revive her artistry, a droll detective novel in which the central mystery involves rediscovering the path to creativity.
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