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Death of a Second Wife (Dotsy Lamb #4)

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  79 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Hardcover, 269 pages
Published June 15th 2012 by Five Star (ME)
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Jul 04, 2012 Cecilia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
This is the first Maria Hudgins book that I have read and am looking forward to reading others. This is the fourth in a series of travel mysteries featuring Dotsy Lamb. Dotsy's son Brian and his fiance want to marry in the shadow of the Matterhorn and invite the entire family to stay at a remote Swiss chalet. For Dotsy, this means staying with her ex-husband and his second wife, Stephanie. When Stephanie ends up dead, Dotsy becomes the prime suspect (along with anyone else who ever met the woma ...more
Debbie Heaton
Dec 01, 2014 Debbie Heaton rated it really liked it
In Hudgins’ mystery novel, there’s nothing teacher Dotsy Lamb can’t handle, including her son’s pending wedding. Where’s the ceremony to take place? Switzerland complete with her ex-husband and his second wife, Stephanie. And Stephanie loves nothing better than to provoke Dotsy!

Can this get any worse? It can when Stephanie and the cook turn up dead. Dotsy finds herself sifting through suspects that include her ex-husband, Stephanie’s never-do-well brother, and even her soon to be daughter-in-law
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With so many unrelated events happening at once, I find this story has very little cohesion. I also felt no real connection to the characters or their relationships with each other. Dotsy’s talent lies in her world-class nosiness, and picking apart random clues, yet she is as stumped as the police. As this story draws to conclusion, it is my opinion that very little changes to increase the level of suspense or excitement.
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Jeanne Jenkins
Sep 07, 2013 Jeanne Jenkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
What a great mystery. Dotsy Lamb went to Switzerland for the wedding of one of her sons. Also attending was her ex-husband, his new wife, and several of their children. Also a cast of people that I couldn't quite figure out. Well, of course there was a murder, actually two murders. One of the people murdered was the ex-husbands new wife. So of course Dotsy was thought to be the one that committed the murder. There were quite a hand full of people that I thought had method, motive and opportunity ...more
Nov 17, 2012 Bonnie rated it liked it
Death of a Second Wife is a Dotsy Lamb Travel Mystery written by Maria Hudgins. Dotsy's latest adventure takes place in Switzerland where friends and relatives gather for the wedding of Dotsy's son Patrick and his fiancee Erin. When Dotsy agrees to fly to the wedding, she doesn't realize she will be staying in the same chalet as her ex-husband and his second wife. She settles into the huge, rambling chalet only to discover the bodies of Stephanie, the second wife, and Gisele, a local woman who w ...more
Jan 19, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it
Dotsy Lamb is a comfortable amateur sleuth. By that I mean that she does he sleuthing in a way that isn't intrusive but makes those that she is working with comfortable answering her questions without always realized they are giving her a clue. I liked the setting and I love the interesting layout of surprises on the mountain. It was a good mystery and I will read more by this author.
Jayne Ormerod
Oct 03, 2012 Jayne Ormerod rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beach-reads
Nothing better on a hot summer day than to stretch out on the beach and take a trip to the Swiss Alps in the spring. It’s early spring, so there is still snow falling yet it’s warm enough to hang glide over the alps. Author Maria Hudgins paints a beautiful backdrop for the murder of amateur sleuth Dotsy Lamb’s ex-husband’s new wife. (Please, don’t throw the spoiler-alert flag on me, as any smart arm-chair detective would have deduced that from the title!) My only complaint is that I wish there w ...more
Lynn Braz
Mar 25, 2013 Lynn Braz rated it liked it
I'm torn. While not particularly well written or well plotted, Death of a Second Wife is, nonetheless, a fun read. I was drawn to it because it's advertised as a travelogue/mystery set in Switzerland. The mystery part was simple to figure out; the travelogue not particularly literary or flushed out. Using the Matterhorn as the backdrop for the novel afforded the author ample opportunity to take the readers deep into Switzerland's most famous landmark. Instead, most of the book centers around the ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Jun 12, 2015 Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it it was amazing
I have only read this one novel in this excellent series, but fully intend to read the others. A murder/wedding/suspense set near the Matterhorn in the Swiss alps was intriguing. The twists and turns kept me steadily turning the pages. A great read.
May 03, 2014 Lynn rated it really liked it
It was good, entertaining, suspense and well written. KEPT MY INTEREST AND ATTENTION. I read it faster than usual. I also read her previous books. I like her as an author.
Aug 03, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-europe
Dotsy Lamb is reluctant to spend a week with her ex-husband and his new wife Stephanie in a Swiss chateau owned by Stephanie's brother, but Dotsy's son wants her there for his wedding, and she'll do anything for her kids. Of course, she doesn't expect the titular murder, nor the death of someone else at the same time, nor does she expect to become one of the leading suspects. As usual, Dotsy's friend and frequent traveling companion Lettie is a delight.
Gerald Hickman
Oct 02, 2015 Gerald Hickman rated it it was ok
Light and flirty murder. Nothing too serious in this book.
LLona Cunningham
Nov 04, 2013 LLona Cunningham rated it it was amazing
This was just plain fun as a mystery as well as travel guide. Dotsy is a likeable and very believable protagonist traveling to Switzerland to attend her son's wedding. Good pace introducing more characters, good introduction of scenery that adds to reader interest. I will definitely look for more in this series.
Dec 29, 2013 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-free
Quite good and plenty of twists and turns. Also a relief to pick up a freebie that was decently edited.
Claudia Cheyne
Apr 24, 2013 Claudia Cheyne rated it really liked it
I've read all the books in this series. Each one is a good mystery that takes you somewhere different. I really like the main characters.
Xondra Day
Apr 17, 2015 Xondra Day rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Good cozy mystery. I really enjoyed it. Dotsy was a hoot!
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Apr 11, 2014 Chris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: won
Great mystery, would read it again.
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Maria is an avid traveler and mystery lover. She is a retired teacher living in Hampton, Virginia. She started writing fiction when she retired six years ago and now has two books in print.
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