The Novel Art of Murder

The Novel Art of Murder

Book - 2018
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The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them- flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The insufferable Maria claims she's descended from Russian royalty and even had a fling with King Edward VIII back in the day. She's not just a lousy liar, she's a bad actress, so when she nabs the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies-a part Nana Jo plays every year in their retirement village production-Nana Jo blows a gasket and reads her the riot act in front of everyone. Of course, when Maria is silenced with a bullet to the head, Nana Jo lands the leading role on the suspects list. Sam's been writing her newest mystery, set in England between the wars, with her intrepid heroine Lady Daphne drawn into murder and scandal in the household of Winston Churchill. But now she has to prove that Nana Jo's been framed. With help from her grandmother's posse of rambunctious retirees, Sam shines a spotlight on Maria's secrets, hoping to draw the real killer out of the shadows ..
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781496711854
Branch Call Number: MYS Burns, V 100.3 2018
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 22, 2019

The Novel Art of Murder is the last book of this series for me. Too much repetition of the previous two books; for example, long introductions of people who work in the bookstore and were important in previous stories--but never appear in this one. The "historical" book she is writing when she is stressed is very, very bad, and is taking more room in each book. The Sleuthing Seniors who were so charming and interesting are just shadows now. I'll wait for her next series or stand-alone book.

Dec 10, 2018

I love this series. It's like visiting friends. When Sam hands out the investigating assignments, I wish I were there to get one, too. Great characters. Nice clean cozy.


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