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MrsK
Jumping Jenny | Anthony Berkeley
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Mehso-so

I‘ll get straight to the point. I despise aspects of this book. Yet as it was, for the most part, well written, I don‘t hate it. Berkeley‘s views are unpalatable and fills the narrative with casual insensitivity. While the writing is witty and the plot filled with twists, the story slows to a crawl. Yes it was enjoyable to see Sheringham made the patsy, but not enough to make up for all of the moral ambiguity. #NetGalley #PoisonedPenPress

batsy Oh dear! It had such promise based on the cover, description, and title. 1mo
MrsK @batsy I‘ve read much of Berkeley‘s work and he‘s hard to like because of his views. Now when he writes as Francis Iles it‘s different. I love Malice Aforethought! 1mo
LeahBergen Darn. I have this waiting on my shelves. 🙁 1mo
MrsK Sorry @LeahBergen 😔. 1mo
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MrsK
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Panpan

Death and Croissants is a cozy mystery with a creative premise. An attractive couple, each in a bit of a slump, with charming setting, quirky characters and clever bits of humor. What more could you want? Well, frankly I want a story that leads somewhere. Not something that wanders aimlessly with the sole point of introducing a lot of “quirky” characters. This wasn‘t a bad book, it just did nothing to engage me. #PoisonedPenPress #NetGalley

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MrsK
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Panpan

This is a book I should have enjoyed. I loved the idea of the book and wanted very much to enjoy it. But, there was very little that I found to like about it. Unfortunately, what could have been a fun take on several Golden Age of Detective Fiction tropes was instead unnecessarily complicated, frustratingly cryptic, and utterly depressing. #NetGalley #PoisonedPenPress

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MrsK
Murder After Christmas | Rupert Latimer
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Pickpick

A gem of a mystery with an intricate plot. Red herrings and misdirection abound. A delightful cast of characters is filled with unusual, eccentric individuals who are quite appealing and highly amusing. with it‘s madcap tone and lively tongue-in-cheek dialogue, there is a decided lightness to the tale which kept me very much engaged and wanting to keep reading. A gem of a read! #NetGalley #PoisonedPenPress

mabell Exactly what I thought too! I‘m looking forward to rereading this Christmas 😊 2mo
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Bookgirl
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Pickpick

A perfect case for sticking with a slow book. Told in first person voice, I was having trouble connecting with Leigh. A recluse who shuns human contact, she wasn‘t a super interesting or sympathetic character. Is she going crazy? Is she being haunted? I was a bit bored, and then about a third of the way in I was enthralled by a turn and stayed riveted to the end. By the end, I really liked Leigh and was emotionally invested. Worth the slow start!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💜💜 1y
C.M.Jones_Artist So good!!! Couldn‘t put it down. 6mo
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Quirkybookworm
Bluff | Jane Stanton Hitchcock
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Pickpick

Brilliantly written novel! So so so good! You guys have got to read this! http://quirkybookwormalways.blogspot.com/2018/11/bluff-by-jane-stanton-hitchcock... #poisonedpenpress #netgalley

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