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Icing Ivy (Jane Stuart and Winky #4)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The crime-solving duo of literary agent Jane Stuart and her canny cat, Winky, embark on their fourth adventure in Marshall's intriguing series of whodunits.
Unknown Binding, 336 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Thorndike Press (first published 2002)
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Theresa Vencill
This book was good because of the detail of the surroundings but the plot was confusing. In this book, Jane Stuart goes on a writers retreat on a mountain. She meets her old friend ivy who is murdered. The police are baffled and once again, it is up to Jane to solve it. The murderers are confusing and i did not understand how they murdered her or who they really are. Overall, it was not the best book in his series and I thought it was alright.
This was a confusing book but an easy read, but it soured me on the entire series. It had good surroundings details but I had trouble figured out how the various players fit into the scene. I read through to the end, but still haven't quite figured out the why. I'm not even sure who the murderer was.

Overall, it was not the best book I have ever read.
Jane's estranged friend Ivy shows up right before Christmas and they make up. Then she manages to get an invitation to Jane's writers retreat. After she's found murdered, Jane insists on playing detective to find the murderer.

It's not a bad set up and while I had some issues with some of the characters including Jane, it was an easy read.
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Evan Marshall is an internationally recognized expert on fiction writing and author of the “Hidden Manhattan” and “Jane Stuart and Winky” mystery series. A former book editor, for 27 years he has been a leading literary agent specializing in fiction. His Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software, written with Martha Jewett, is an adaptation of his bestselling Marshall Plan® series.

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