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Smoke Screen (Dido Hoare #3)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  90 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
When Her Majesty offers Dido Hoare, London's most intrepid antiquarian bookseller, the opportunity to buy her personal library in Oxford, Dido cannot believe her good fortune. It turns out to be her last bit of good luck for some time.. ""Her Majesty" is in fact the aged and rather daunting Clare Templeton Forbes, ex-lover of the famous American modernist poet Orrin Forbes ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Avon Books (first published December 1st 1999)
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Missy
Aug 18, 2007 Missy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: bibliophiles
This is the 3rd in a series of antiquarian book mysteries to which I have become addicted. Dido Hoare, the proprieter of a used and rare bookshop in London, finds herself involved in another literary mystery. She is a witty and quirky heroine who I intend to read all about!
Kate
Sep 30, 2009 Kate rated it it was ok
"Trying to build her fledgling shop and keep her young son and cat fed, Dido Hoare, London's most intrepid antiquarian bookseller, needs some good luck. Her break comes when the aged and daunting Clare Templeton Forves, the ex-lover of a celebrated American modernist poet, offers Dido her prized personal library -- a bookseller's dream come true.

"Dido's luck, however, vanishes as quickly as it arrives. First, Clare dies when a suspicious fire destroys her house. Then a valuable stolen manuscript
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Maria Dolores
Jan 06, 2013 Maria Dolores rated it liked it
Dido Hoare is an antiquarian who thought she got lucky. Unfortunately, this luck turned into a murder investigation. Marianne Macdonald's writing style is flawless. Her storyline is deftly created. But, it is not a page turner as I anticipated. Still, if you are searching for an entertaining book to read, Smoke Screen can give it to you.
Sharonm
Jun 06, 2010 Sharonm rated it liked it
3rd Dido Hoare. Again, I found this story of a woman who dies in a fire and leaves behind valuable manuscripts less than completely convincing. Dido’s relationship with a male villain is particularly unlikely. Nonetheless, the book world described in these stories remains enough
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Jul 19, 2011 Lana Kamennof-sine rated it liked it
An enjoyable read although it was easy to see who the "culprits" were and I suspect that any working, single parent would envy Dido the minimal child care.
Joan
Nov 02, 2013 Joan rated it really liked it
Another good installment of this British mystery series.
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Laura
I don't usually figure out who did it in a mystery until the grand reveal but this time I was pretty suspicious,
This one was not as good as the first two but I still enjoy hanging out with Dido.
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MARIANNE MACDONALD was born in the lumber town of Kenora, Northern Ontario, and grew up in Winnipeg and Montreal. Her first children's book was published when she was 16. She took her BA at McGill University, then went to Oxford for graduate studies in English. For thirty years she pretended to be an academic, acquiring various degrees and teaching at universities in Canada and England. She left t ...more
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