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Valerie Wolzien

Forfatter af Murder at the PTA Luncheon

27+ Værker 2,072 Medlemmer 24 Anmeldelser

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Valerie Wolzien was born in Akron, Ohio. She majored in English literature at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. She is the author of the Susan Henshaw Mystery series and the Josie Pigeon Mystery series. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Værker af Valerie Wolzien

Murder at the PTA Luncheon (1987) 144 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
We Wish You a Merry Murder (1991) 141 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
All Hallows' Evil (1992) 119 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
'Tis the Season to Be Murdered (1994) 110 eksemplarer
Remodeled to Death (1995) 102 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Good Year for a Corpse (1994) 101 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Death at a Discount (2000) 98 eksemplarer
The Fortieth Birthday Body (1989) 97 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Star-Spangled Murder (1993) 94 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
An Old Faithful Murder (1992) 93 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Elected for Death (1996) 89 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Death in a Beach Chair (2004) 86 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Student Body (1999) 83 eksemplarer
Deck the Halls With Murder (1998) 83 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Death in Duplicate (2005) 81 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
An Anniversary to Die For (2002) 80 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Weddings Are Murder (1998) 77 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Shore to Die (1995) 75 eksemplarer
Permit for Murder (1997) 72 eksemplarer
This Old Murder (2000) 69 eksemplarer
Murder in the Forecast (2001) 68 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Fashionable Murder (2003) 54 eksemplarer
Death at a Premium (2005) 51 eksemplarer

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I simply could not get into this book. I'm not sure if part was because I failed to read earlier installments or if it was only the writing which drove me crazy. I finally abandoned the book about 1/3 of the way into it.
thornton37814 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Dec 29, 2022 |
another good mystery with susan henshaw as main character
lkubed | Oct 8, 2022 |
While the mystery was intriguing, I found the protagonist to be irritating. Most of all, though, I was annoyed that the author purposely kept the readers in the dark, making it difficult to figure things out before the conclusion, by including conversations and notes in which the readers were only told of someone's reaction to said conversations or notes, but not what information was actually contained in them.
fernandie | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 15, 2022 |
This is from an old series, published back in the late 80's / early 90's that I read when they were new. At the time I was in my very early 20's and I vaguely remember that the writing was ok, but overall not very interesting. I definitely wasn't the book's demographic at the time.

Recently, I saw this one for sale and snagged it wondering what I'd think of it now, all these years later and I'm happy to say it wasn't a wasted purchase; a mystery centering on 40-somethings, oddly enough, appeals to me more now that it did then.

Susan Henshaw is a married, upper-middle-class suburbanite, desperately trying to get ready for Christmas while juggling her two teenaged kids and a mother-in-law that arrived a week earlier than planned. Her best friend, Kathleen, is a former cop, newly married and in a much higher tax bracket, trying to negotiate a new town and social strata while dealing with a visit from her own mother. Together they get involved in the mystery surrounding a murdered neighbourhood man whose body disappears right after it's discovered, leaving his ex-wife implicated in the crime.

It's a great mystery plot - really convoluted but in a way that makes complete sense at the end. The writing is solid, too, although my recently purchased copy is an ARC, and absolutely riddled with continuity errors - I'd like to think they were caught before publication, but I did ding the story 1/2 star, regardless.

Were I ever to stumble across the other books in the series, I'd definitely snap them up; it's been so long since I've read them that I've forgotten all the pertinent details of the mysteries themselves. It would be like discovering them all over again.

Book themes for Mōdraniht: Read any book where the MC is actively raising young children or teens.
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murderbydeath | 5 andre anmeldelser | Feb 8, 2022 |


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