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Kemper Donovan

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The Decent Proposal (2016) 155 eksemplarer
The Busy Body (2024) 77 eksemplarer

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This is a quick, witty murder mystery set in Maine, paying homage to the Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes sleuths. A ghostwriter is given an assignment to write the memoir for Sen. Dorothy Gibson, failed presidential candidate, blamed for the election going to a terrible man. When the ghostwriter shows up to the estate, she begins gathering notes, but this is interrupted when a woman they met the day before ends up dead. Now Dorothy wants to solve the murder, and has enlisted the ghostwriter's help.
It is a fun and engaging mystery, and I did laugh many times. I did suspect something similar to the reveal, but couldn't quite work it out. Clever, and the start of a new series, which should be fun to read.
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rmarcin | 6 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2024 |
A murder, a ghost writer and a powerful, curious woman with too much time on her hands all converge in this Agatha Christy-ish murder mystery where nothing is really as it seems. Full of clever, funny and witty banter this story is sure to please any mystery lover. There are also a lot of references to current cultural events and icons which helps bring the humor meter up even higher. The narrator was excellent and did a great job with all the characters, each was very distinctive. Definitely a fun read. Recommended.

Many thanks to Net Galley for the ARC audio version of this enjoyable book.
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erinclark | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |
The Busy Body by Kemper Donovan

Former Senator and Presidential candidate Dorthoy Gibson is a much talked about (interesting) woman. Set to have a Ghost Writer pen a tell all book, she is thrilled. When Dorothy's neighbor ends up dead, the unlikly pair team up to investigate.

A fast paced who-done-it with two strong female leads. Engaging dialog, a list of suspects and plenty of secrets. Masterfully told with an unmaed narrator known only as "Ghost Writer" added an air of mystique to this fanstic mystery.

Overall I found The Busy Body very enjoyable. I highly recommend to those who enjoy a great murder/mystery. I look forward to more from Kemper Donovan.
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SheriAWilkinson | 6 andre anmeldelser | Nov 16, 2023 |
A fun, tight little traditional mystery set in the Maine woods, with a Hillary Clinton-like character (Dorothy Gibson) and her ghostwriter as the sleuthing duo. It was convenient to be able to imagine Hillary and build the rest of the character from there, and I have no trouble at all imagining Hillary solving mysteries. The ghostwriter is suitably snarky, and Dorothy conveniently has a hot bodyguard for her to be attracted to. The mystery unfolds in a conference center mostly made of glass, which always adds to the creepy factor ("In a Dark, Dark Wood" by Ruth Ware; "The Glass Hotel" by Emily St. John Mandel).… (mere)
jillrhudy | 6 andre anmeldelser | Oct 18, 2023 |


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