B1302. QUEENA MARIO. Murder Meets Mefisto [A Novel]. New York, Dutton, 1942. 244pp.
"A renowned opera singer and voice coach, Queena Mario (Tillotson) made her début at the Metropolitan Opera in 1922. During the later part of her opera career and thereafter, she became one of the nation' s premier voice teachers. In 1934, despite the demands of her opera and teaching careers, she began a successful writing career: this time as a writer of mystery fiction. Her characters in books like MURDER MEETS MEFISTO were opera performers and their entourages and her backgrounds were opera and opera houses.”
- Loyal Bluto