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Title:
Don't drink the water : an E.J. Pugh mystery
Author:
Cooper, Susan Rogers.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Avon Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
177 pages ; 18 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780380805334
Format :
Book

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Summary

There is no love lost between novelist/sometime sleuth E.J. Pugh and her three sisters: four high-strung Texas redheads who have made sibling rivalry an art form. In an attempt to ease their stretched-thin family ties, the ladies and their respective mates have rented a vacation home together on the Caribbean island of St. John. But reconciliation must take a back seat to crim detection when a waterlogged corpse is discovered clogging up the cistern of their stunning beachfront house.The body belongs to a former employee of the dentist husband of sister Liz, which leads the local police captain to surmise that the killer is a member of the clan--especially after an exploding count up from one. E.J., however, is not convinced. And, to the chagrin of her loving, long-suffering hubby, Willis, she's determined to salvage what's left of their vacation by exposing whomever is rapidly turning a family gathering into a wake in paradise.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In Edgar Award-nominated Cooper's latest E.J. Pugh mystery (after Not in My Backyard), the sometime sleuth, her three sisters and their mates reluctantly come together for a family vacation in the Caribbean. E.J. has an unlucky knack for finding dead bodies, so it is no great shock when one is discovered in the family's beachfront house. Her sister Liz recognizes the deceased as her husband's new receptionist, and the stress of being murder suspects soon brings the siblings' strained relations to the breaking point. Ultimately, piecing together the truth allows the sisters unusual insights, and the possibility of reconciliationÄor at least willful toleranceÄemerges. Though Cooper's characters rarely stray from the predictable and it's easy to anticipate much of the plot (E.J. always appears in the right place at the right time), many readers will identify with the family's rivalry, jealousy and pettiness in what, as a whole, is an entertaining, light mystery. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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