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The Devil's in the Details (A Camilla MacPhee Mystery #4)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  60 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
It's Labor Day, Camille's favorite weekend of the year. She's planning to relax and ponder what's happening in her relationship with policeman Sgt. Ray Deveau. She's emphatically not planning to get involved in anything that means trouble. No wonder the news that an old acquaintance has had an accident comes as a surprise. There must be some mistake. By the time Camille un
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Napolean and Co (first published January 1st 2004)
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Stephanie Bryant
Feb 26, 2015 Stephanie Bryant rated it it was amazing
What fun? This is the first one I've read but it just buzzed along, ever more unbelievable, but who cares! And I love reading books set in cities that I know. I'm looking forward to reading more of Camilla's exploits!
Ellen
Jul 17, 2014 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Camilla Never Quits, October 14, 2012
By Ellen Rappaport (Florida)
This review is from: The Devil's in the Details: a Camilla MacPhee mystery (Paperback)
The Devil's in the Details is another winner for M.J. and Camilla. The Camilla Macphee series is just the perfect cozy for me. It's always packed with action but never overwhelming in characters.
As a matter of fact-speaking of characters...Mrs. (Violet) Parnell is once again a prolific hoot and then some. Mrs. P appears to be fixated in WW II.
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rabbitprincess
Sep 04, 2012 rabbitprincess rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series / residents of Ottawa
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Labour Day weekend in the nation's capital (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada): the last weekend of summer, a chance to unwind, perhaps attending the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. Lawyer Camilla MacPhee is trying to avoid being roped into taking a balloon ride with her friends as well as summonses to the family cottage north of the city -- relaxation is the name of the game for her. That is, until she is informed that she has been named the next of kin
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Mae
Mar 15, 2015 Mae rated it it was amazing
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Philip
Apr 20, 2015 Philip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great addition to a fine series. I think this is the best in the series so far with lots of action and bodies, the usual collection of wacky characters, a wild if a bit far out but kind of possible plot, enough giggly kind of humour to keep it light reading and a surprise twist in the usual spectacular and satisfactory ending. Camilla sure has the ability and penchant for getting herself, alone, into some pretty hairy and dangerous situations and getting herself smashed up pretty seriously and ...more
Nathan Burgoine
Mar 19, 2012 Nathan Burgoine rated it really liked it
Poor Camilla MacPhee. All she wants is one holiday where bodies don't drop like the labour day leaves, but alas - no, she's wrapped up in a mystery again. When a school acquaintance dies, and leaves her listed as next of kin (even though they weren't close), Camilla decides it's time to figure out who next of kin really is, what happened, and why in the world someone she hadn't thought about in years would list her as such a close relation. As always, the mystery itself is almost secondary to th ...more
Rae
Feb 18, 2015 Rae rated it liked it
I enjoyed the story but found some of the medical information a bit far fetched. I also thought it was a bit clunky in the middle. I have not read any others in the series but I fully intend to rectify that as soon as possible. This is a good lazy day book, easy to read and follow along with, without having to concentrate to much if you know what I mean :)
Alison Gaede MacNeil
Apr 13, 2014 Alison Gaede MacNeil rated it it was amazing
OMG I love Camilla MacPhee!! Book #4 read, can't wait to start another. YYou chuckle through out the books.
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Jul 15, 2010 Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it it was amazing
This current Camilla MacPhee story opens with Ms. Maffini's usual surprising drama. It is like coming home to a friend, when I pick up one of her novels. This book is different as Camilla is basically on her own and has quite a struggle. She must prove a crime but against whom? The culprit hit me almost as I read the words in the book. Again, this book was a superb murder mystery. And, Yes, her friends do show up at the crucial time.

These books must be read.
Teena in Toronto
Jul 04, 2012 Teena in Toronto rated it liked it
Shelves: canadian
This is the fourth book in the Camilla MacPhee series, which is set in Ottawa.

I finished the second one in the series last week and found it kind of flat. I must say that I really enjoyed this one. The story was interesting and moved along quickly. Sure, it was far fetched at times but it was fun.

The ending was a surprise but I bought it and was happy with it.

I'd definitely recommend this one.
Brenda Burnett
Oct 29, 2013 Brenda Burnett rated it liked it
liked this one best of the series, so far. Though, Camilla goes too far in doing everything by herself, with a double concussion.
Marion
Jan 31, 2009 Marion rated it really liked it
how Camilla MacPhee isn't dead yet, i'll never know. what an interesting character and her body sure can take a beating.
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Aka Victoria Abbott with her daughter Victoria Maffini.

Mary Jane Maffini was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and has her BA (Hons) and MLS from Dalhousie University. After a career in libraries such as The Brewers' Association of Canada, Statistics Canada, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, and a wonderful ride as a co-owner of Prime Crime Mystery Bookstore, she has settle
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