Hide and Seek: A Murder Mystery
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Hide and Seek: A Murder Mystery

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A pre-Internet murder mystery set on Cape Cod in the 1980s, Hide and Seek tells a murder mystery backwards: we know the identity of the murderer, but not that of the detective. David Draper, scion of an old, wealthy Boston family, meets the lovely actress Melanie Carson at one of his Aunt Grace’s fabulous Beacon Hill costume parties. As they become romantically involved, D...more
Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published (first published February 27th 2011)
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Debra Martin
When I agreed to review "Hide & Seek," I had no idea what to expect. Mysteries is not a genre that I usually read so I thought why not branch out a bit and try one. I can tell you that I was not disappointed. "Hide & Seek" is a classy story, literary. The main characters are from the high brow section of Boston known as Beacon Hill. I could relate to the descriptions and locations being so familiar with Boston myself.


This murder mystery starts off backwards. We know who the killer is, on...more
Betty
An interesting telling of this murder mystery, this book is fun, like a game of Clue except we already know who the murderer is, who was murdered, how, why, and where. We know this because it happens very near the beginning of the book. Or do we? Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield has presented an interesting concept in writing this mystery. He has a descriptive way of writing, extending this to the several characters that are introduced later in the book. The reader needs to pay a lot of attention to wordi...more
L.A.
Article first published as Book Review: Hide & Seek: A Murder Mystery by Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield on Blogcritics.

I’ve heard it said that given the right circumstances anyone is capable of murder. If so how does the person who is basically kind and good deal with the aftermath of such a decision? In Hide & Seek by Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield, we follow a story of a murder and the life of a man and his family.

Falling in love with Melanie Carson, a young actress is not at all in David Drapers pla...more
David King
"Hide & Seek" by Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield is an enjoyable and unique mystery novel that runs differently to how a traditional murder mystery would normally be set up. The difference is that the reader finds out early on who the murder actually is and the mystery revolves around the identity of the person who is seemingly trying to catch the murderer.

The story is set in Boston with most of the characters being from the high society of the city. The killer, David Draper is a poet who has been di...more
Jeanne
In Hide and Seek, Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield takes the usual murder mystery formula and turns it upside down. Right from the start we know who the murderer is, so what is going to keep us interested? What is left to solve? In this case, the puzzle is not who the murderer is, but who is trying to track down the murderer, and why.

The resolution of the problem is not as tidy as I would like but overall Kaplan-Maxfield accomplishes his goal. We are intrigued and uncertain about the outcome right to the...more
Lb
Where is my sandwich board? This book was more than fantastic it was the ultimate pleasure read! If you’re a Clue lover, this book is a must! I loved every second of it placing it at the top of my favorite mysteries! There was a “Scarlet”, a “Colonel”, a “Professor” there was everything and even more. The twists and turns, the psychological thrillers…quel homage to the classic! What a difficult genre to surmount and Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield did it impeccably! It took me a while to read this…becaus...more
Babs
A fun mystery read that is turned up on its head. From the beginning we know who got murdered and who the murder is, but we don't know why someone is looking or the murderer. This is what keeps us glued to the book. It was fun to read this type of book for a change. The characters were well done and made you want to like some and hate the rest. This is a book I would want to read again. Reminds me of the old Clue game.
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