Tori Miracle, a part-time newspaper reporter (Death, Lies, and Apple Pies), agrees to write some copy for the local Humane Society's historical house tour. While visiting the homes, she and girlfriend Alice-Ann discover skeletal remains in an outbuilding but do not tell police in order to safeguard the tour. Meanwhile, Tori's editor demands a story on an escaped convict whTori Miracle, a part-time newspaper reporter (Death, Lies, and Apple Pies), agrees to write some copy for the local Humane Society's historical house tour. While visiting the homes, she and girlfriend Alice-Ann discover skeletal remains in an outbuilding but do not tell police in order to safeguard the tour. Meanwhile, Tori's editor demands a story on an escaped convict who may return to Lickin Creek for revenge. The plot heats up as the skeleton disappears, another turns up, a local businessman is murdered, and Tori suffers several near misses. Quaint backdrops, curious characters, and fascinating local legends create a most entertaining read. Recommended. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information....
|Title||:||Death, Bones, and Stately Homes|
|Number of Pages||:||278 Pages|
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Death, Bones, and Stately Homes Reviews
Tori Miracle is a newspaper reporter in the little borough of Lickin Creek, Pennsylvania. She is renting a room in a stately old home from Ethelind Gallant. Tori is also an aspiring writer who has just sent her second novel to her publisher, thereby, giving her a bit of free time on her hands. When she visits her best friend Alice-Ann she is roped into helping her with the upcoming Lickin Creek House Tour. It is an annual fund raising event that benefits the local Humane Shelter. No way can Tori turn down the request to help the homeless dogs and cats, especially when all she has to do is write up the descriptions of the homes for the tour booklet.One home that has never been on the tour before has come available this year. Everyone in Lickin Creek is anxious to see inside. The home is Morgan Manner and Alice-Ann has the key. When Alice-Ann and Tori go through the home to check it out before the tour, they discover that it needs some minor repairs and a lot of cleaning to get rid of dust, cobwebs, etc. When they check out the Spring House (that’s the well-house or where the water comes from) they discover something else. As Alice-Ann leans against one of the stone walls, it collapses revealing a cave of sorts and a skeleton. There is only one person it could be and it fits perfectly with the local folklore about a bridegroom leaving his bride at the altar. Once they begin to uncover information about the past they find there is so much more to the story than anyone could have thought. As Tori continues her investigation she finds the people of Lickin Creek treat her even more like an outcast because of the things she discovers and she is suddenly having a lot of accidents. This is a very entertaining, cozy mystery. The writing was great and the characters were very believable. There are four previous books in this series. I enjoyed this one even though I have not read the others. Some of the adventures Tori had in the previous books were hinted at in this one, and only served to pique my appetite to find and read the first four.
No. Just.... no. I honestly wish I could think of a more eloquent way to tell you how much I detest having wasted my life on this book, but there is no other way to say it. Never read this book; It does not possess even a single redeeming quality.
This book started out promisingly enough, but quickly became repetitive and predictable. It's a shame, because the writer has a knack for narrative, but unfortunately didn't really have a great story to tell, or at least a story with characters I liked.
BORING BORING BOOK
Great title for a mystery novel. The story was slowly paced and the ending rather gruesome.
I'm not sure whether I'll be finishing this. Not sure how much I love the main character.