A Killer Read

A Killer Read

Book - 2012
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When the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society results in murder, Lizzie Turner teams up with the police chief to catch the killer.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2012
ISBN: 9780425247037
0425247031
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 18 cm

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Dec 28, 2012

For mystery club readers, stories set in the southern U.S., with references to reading techniques and literacy programming. Good first book in the series, with lots of room for future development.

JEN3641 Jul 28, 2012

A nice read!

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Jun 16, 2012

I always perk up when I see that a cozy mystery is about books. In this case, the main character is a reading specialist who is also starting a mystery book club. I enjoyed reading about Lizzie's job working with children and teens and the ways she found to encourage them to read. The quotations from different mystery stories, contemporary and traditional, were fun to see as headings for each new chapter. Lizzie's character is mature and believable as she tries to put together the many strands of the mystery with the help of her book club. I did find the story to be a little slow at times. The conclusion, for me, seemed a bit rushed and somewhat unsatisfying. Overall, though, I would say this is a good cozy mystery for a rainy NW summer day!

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