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Elizabeth Flynn is a Londoner of Anglo-Irish parentage. She has a background in the theatre both as an actress and in stage management, and has experience in broadcasting. She is the author of Game, Set and Murder and Dead Georgeous.
Another thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable, slinky sleuth of a whodunit, this is the third in the ‘A Mystery for DI Costello’ series, following on from ‘Dead Gorgeous’. The show must go on, but it doesn't for one member of a rock star’s road crew, when an unlikeable roadie is murdered at the stage door. DI Angela Costello and her team enter into an investigation full of whispers, mutterings and hidden truths, and where everyone on the crew is a potential suspect. DI Costello is solid, dependable and likeable, her team rely on her lead and we see the case unfold, layer by intriguing layer. Elizabeth Flynn’s background in stage management ensures an interesting and diverting foray behind the scenes. ‘End of the Roadie’ is an effortless and engaging read, and a great little puzzler, as you try to work out who did the ghastly deed!
A winning design of a murder mystery that takes a peek into the darker side of the world of fashion. This is the second in the ‘Mystery for DI Costello’ series leading on from ‘Game, Set and Murder’. DI Angela Costello is likeable, reliable and most definitely someone you would want on your side. There are suspects a plenty as the victim seems to have been clawing her way up both the career and society ladder. The clues are there but some remain at large until some way into the book, the investigation is thorough and it’s interesting to see DI Costello’s bloodhound nose at work. This is the perfect read if you don’t want anything too taxing and enjoy trying to solve a murder from the comfort of your sofa. ~ Liz Robinson
As a new bridge player, Elizabeth Flynn started keeping a blog online about her experiences with the game and the people she met. In this book, through a series of heartwarming and humorous anecdotes, we follow the struggles of a new player learning a complex game. As well, we encounter some of the remarkable people she has met in the world of bridge and some funny, as well as touching, things that have happened at her local bridge centre. The perfect gift for any bridge enthusiast, it even includes recipes for some goodies to take along to the next game. * Skill Level: General Interest
Misunderstanding and denigration of postmodern feminism are widespread Elizabeth Flynn's Feminism Beyond Modernism comes to its defense in a cogent and astute manner by first distinguishing between postmodern and antimodern feminisms and then reclaiming postmodern feminism by reconfiguring its relationship to modernism. Too often postmodern feminism is unfairly identified as opposed to modernism and associated with subjectivism and relativism. Flynn addresses these problems by provisionally defining postmodern feminism as problematizing and critiquing modernism without directly opposing it. Flynn also suggests that feminist traditions that reject modernism, such as radical and cultural feminisms, are antimodern rather than postmodern. In this interdisciplinary study, Flynn defines feminist traditions broadly, situating her discussions within the contexts of literary studies and rhetoric and composition while simultaneously exploring the troubled relationship between these fields. Departing from accepted definitions of modernism, Flynn distinguishes between aesthetic modernism and Enlightenment modernism and uses the work of John Locke, Sigmund Freud, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Michel Foucault, Donna Haraway, and others as benchmarks for historical placement. In addition, rereadings of works by Virginia Woolf, Adrienne Rich, Alice Walker, Louise Rosenblatt, and others demonstrate the complex ways in which they respond to modernist pressures and tendencies. From this context, Flynn's Feminism Beyond Modernism reconfigures feminist traditions by defining postmodern feminism as a critique of modernism rather than as an antimodern opponent.