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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Amanda Pepper #5)

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Amanda Pepper's friend Sasha has a photography assignment in Atlantic City, and she invites her broke schoolteacher friend to come along for a free mini-vacation. But the two quickly discover there's more to lose than money at the shore when Sasha finds a stranger bludgeoned to death in her bed. When a witness identifies Sasha as having been at the scene, she Goes Directly ...more
ebook, 154 pages
Published May 9th 2012 by Untreed Reads (first published 1994)
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Jenn
Jul 07, 2012 Jenn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Gillian Roberts never fails to impress me with her Amanda Pepper series. The further into the series I delve, the more I enjoy her. She's not as timid as I once believed her to be. And her naïveté is slowly disappearing. I do feel bad for her sine she can't even seem to get through a short vacation in Atlantic City without a mishap - or three! And her relationship with CK Mckenzie seems to be on the verge of non-existent. Amanda never seems very secure with where she stands with the man with no ...more
LJ
HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION - Okay
Roberts, Gillian - 4th in series

Philadelphia teacher Amanda Pepper is vacationing with Sasha Berg, a woman photographer friend willing to share the hotel room she will occupy while working in Atlantic City. On arrival, their hotel gives them a free upgrade to a luxurious, high-roller ' s suite. After Sasha heads out for a dinner date, Amanda departs with policeman C. K. Mackenzie, her significant other who is in town on a case. They're roused by a 1 a.m. call
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Stephanie
Feb 03, 2015 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Another good mystery cozy. I'd actually give this 3.5, but decided to round up to 4. Somehow, I think some of the dumb stuff Amanda does is deliberate to increase suspense, but gack, it drives me nuts.
Suzette Kunz
Mar 25, 2015 Suzette Kunz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very funny mystery series featuring a high school English teacher and her detective boyfriend. I've read the whole series. Light reading and fun.
Janet
Aug 19, 2012 Janet rated it liked it
I read the first part of this series in paperback years ago and was delighted to see it now out in ebooks. Just not sure i like Amanda Pepper enough to read any more. There were times when I really, truly wished I could give her a big shake and tell her to wake up to reality. She comes across as the sort who would indeed meet the killer in the middle of the night in an abandoned building while her brain wanders to mundane things (such as her mother now talking to her about financial planning ins ...more
Heather Boers
I had never read this author before. I found it started slowly and introduced what seemed many obscure characters. The ending was nice, and all the pieces came together. The romantic relationship was most exciting at the last sentence, unfortunately. It would have made a great movie with the excitement of Atlantic City, but I couldn't feel it in book form. On to try another new (to me) author.
Susan
Nov 05, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first I've read about Amanda Pepper, but I immediately liked her because of the people she attracted and her desire to "save the world." Pretty nice sleuthing too.
Fmorlan
Feb 08, 2013 Fmorlan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved it being ac. funny Amanda wabts a vacation and ends up in a murder investigation. lots of characters in this book. would love to see some of them show up in philly.
Julie
Enjoyable, fluffy, and occasionally silly. Others in the series are better than this one.
Pam
Jul 19, 2011 Pam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A perfect summer read. Mystery, action, and more empathy for the homeless.
Brenda  Adams
An Amanda Pepper mystery - perfect for a fluffy summer read...
Kitty Tomlinson
Set in Atlantic City.
Ellen
Amanda Pepper #5
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  • The Bluest Blood (Amanda Pepper, #8)
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