Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A Naked Novel

Novels written by several authors often have the word Naked in the title, earning themselves the nickname Naked Novel. Marcia Talley edited her first Naked Novel, Naked Came the Phoenix, as way to raise funds for breast cancer research. Her second, I'd Kill for That has the same goal. Both of her edited novels have been written by various female mystery authors, including (but not limited to) Anne Perry, Jennifer Crusie, Nora Roberts. The result is a fun novel, with changing voices and writing styles. It leaves much to be desired as far as tight structures normally found within mystery novels, but the result is worth reading.

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