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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:85
  • eBook ISBN:9781624883064

Murder on the Croquet Lawn: A Work of Fiction

by Ruth Stotter

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Murder on the Croquet Lawn: A Work of Fiction takes place in southern California at a country club with an active croquet club. There are, amazingly, six murders on this site and four others take place off-site. Readers get double their money's worth - an entertaining read plus insight into the games played in competitive croquet (which is not the back-yard nine wicket game.)


Murder on the Croquet Lawn: A Work of Fiction is composed of seven sections: The Deadness Board, The Fatal Mallet, Croak, eh?, The Dead Hammer, Blue-Red-Black-Yellow, The Four Ball Break and Killer Croquet. The story takes place near Palm Springs at a country club that has an active croquet club. There are six murders on this site but only three of the murderers are apprehended. If you have pondered retiring and moving to the desert or if you have curiosity about competitive croquet (which is not the children's back-yard nine wicket game) you will enjoy meeting Charley and Chloe and their friends as they play killer croquet....literally.

About the author

Ruth Stotter is a folklorist and storyteller who has received numerous awards, including the Oracle Lifetime Achievement Award (2011) from the National Storytelling Network. She lives on San Francisco Bay and is an avid croquet player. Her handicap is twelve. Other books by Ruth Stotter include A Loop of String: String Stories and Stunts; About Story; More About Story; The Golden Axe; Smiles: 100 Silly Stunts; Little Acorns: Marin County Plant Lore.

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