Books: Mulled Murder, with Spice

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Not very long ago—in the year when Chamberlain waved his umbrella, crying "Peace in our time"—an unknown young woman was writing radio scripts, in Chicago. Her name was Craig Rice and she was all of 30. To her the era of peace just ending had meant a dozen years of bohemian life: three bungled attempts at marriage; innumerable failures to write poetry, novels and music; barely successful efforts to earn a living around newspapers ; and some definite progress in helping local bohemians support the distilling industry. This slightly dated era of...

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