“The Sentence Is Death . . . may just be one of summer’s greatest, guiltiest pleasures . . .
A popular mystery writer is asked by a private detective to chronicle, in real time, a murder investigation that has baffled the police. Who could resist?
The Golden Age of detective novels is almost universally agreed to have occurred between the 1920s and 1930s.
With publishers and estates loath to say goodbye to lucrative brands, the death of the author is no longer the end of a string of bestsellers.