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The Dead Of Winter (Rina Martin #5)

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A Rina Martin Mystery - Against her better judgement, Rina Martin accepts an invitation to Aikensthorpe, a country house hotel with a sinister reputation. Gathered there are a collection of experts in the esoteric; their plan is to re-enact the incident in 1872 that left one man dead and another mad. Rina, unimpressed by the company and their techniques, is relieved when h ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Severn House Publishers
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This is the book in a mystery series where the detective goes on vacation, and death follows her.

Rina Martin has agreed to accompany the couple Joy and Tim to a magic consortium taking place in an old mansion. What she doesn't know is that Tim and the other magicians plan on enacting a séance there, in the site of another séance, over 100 years ago, which resulted in a death.

This description makes things sound much more exciting than they really are.

Of course, things happen. Three people are mur
I always enjoy the ongoing characters in the Rina Martin books. For some reason, with this book,
I found myself wanting it to end and not really caring who did the murders.
Margo Brooks
This is a classic Agatha Christie plot. Strangers and friends find themselves snowed in at a remote English countryside house where they are to recreate a seance from 100 years previously that had went badly. One by one they are mysteriously murdered, and even when help arrives, it is unclear if it really is help or not. It should have been great, but it wasn't. First, I could not keep the large cast of characters straight. Not remembering how they were initially related and under what pretenses ...more
Set in England with an English writer, I struggled with some of the lingo as well as the flow was different than what I was used to. I like the setting of the story as it is Clue-esq but am just now getting into the flow of her writing approx. starting around page 50. Also there are a lot of characters that you have to keep track of with similar names. Ex: Tim, Toby, Terry.

Last 100 pages flew by! I didn't guess who was involved!!
Linda Allen
This is the 5th in the Rina Martin Mystery series, but the first on that I have read. I really enjoyed it, but did have a hard time at first figuring out when they were talking about the present day murder and when they were talking about one that happened 150 years ago. But it was very well written.
Interesting mystery although oddly, it didn't have the wrap-up most mysteries have that tells you "who done it". Takes place in an old English mansion during a reenactment of a seance in the same house in the 1800's.
I enjoyed it a day..first library ebook downloaded to kindle
Really good cozy. First time with this author. Will read her again. Her main character is very much like Miss Marple.
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