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Title:
By hook or by book
Author:
Meredith, D. R. (Doris R.)
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Edition:
Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xi, 259 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780425174654
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The latest from the author of By Hook or by Book finds the Murder by the Yard reading group touring famous murder sites -- and reopening an infamous case.


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Booklist Review

Like its predecessor, Murder in Volume (2000), this second novel starring Megan Clark, a paleopathologist turned sleuth, tells a clever and intriguing tale. Megan, a highly trained scientist and lover of mystery fiction, works as a reference librarian in Amarillo, Texas. In the first book, she joins a reading group and stumbles onto a murder. Now, when the owner of a valuable manuscript is killed, she once again needs the help of her fellow reading-group mystery-lovers to figure out whodunit. These are serious novels with a light touch, tailor-made for those interested in inside information about the mystery genre. The characters discuss well-known authors (Christie, Grafton) and feel their way through a real-life mystery by taking hints from fictional sleuths. And it's a fairly solid mystery, too; some readers may get to the payoff slightly ahead of Megan and friends, but getting there is the fun part. Stick with this series even in its mass-market format; eventually, Meredith will get her shot at hardcovers. --David Pitt