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The Recycled Citizen (Kelling & Bittersohn #7)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  309 ratings  ·  17 reviews
- The eighth ibooks title in the "Kelling & Bittersohn Mysteries" series.- Over 125 million Charlotte MacLeod Books in print around the world!
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by iBooks (first published 1988)
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Shannon Rodriguez
I was so excited to read a mystery book, but I was sadly disappointed. Right off the bat, I felt like there were too many characters with different names, and it was hard to follow the story. By the time I truly got a grip on who the characters were I had missed so much. When the person who committed the crimes was persecuted I wasn't really surprised, because I didn't get what was going on. Maybe I'm just not used to this style of writing, but I didn't enjoy the story at all. There were also no ...more
Harry Lane
Wackiness abounds in this putatively private eye tale. The narrative seems to exist solely as a warp within which the woof of zany characters, offbeat dialog, and outrageous actions is woven. Very enjoyable.
Linda Cole

Enjoyed the hustle the bustle and crazy commotion that comes with Sarah's relatives. The solving of the crimes and murders was just as much fun
Continuing my re-read of this series. It's always nice to check in with Sarah and Max and their band of quirky relatives. Max and Sarah help solve a mystery involving the community center started by Dolph and Mary.
Trying too hard to be clever. Just not entertaining. If I hadn't been locking into a window-side airplane seat, I would have dropped it.
Feb 06, 2009 Patti rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those who like screwball, light mysteries
Another reread for me, a needed visit with the Kelling/Bittersohn families during a move. This time, Sarah & Max get involved with her Cousin Dolph and his wife Mary's charity, the Senior Citizen's Recycling Center. Someone is using the center to transport drugs around Boston, and inevitably, one senior ends up murdered. Sarah, Max, and her extended family end up working their way around Boston and through a charity auction to the resolution.
I enjoy Charlotte MacLeod's series with Sarah and Max Bittersohn. Good mystery, funny characters, interesting settings. The first (The Family Vault) was a bit irritating as Sarah let everyone run roughshod all over her, but by the end she's developed a backbone. This is the 4th or 5th in the series and by now she's a tough pregnant broad with a brilliant hubby and life by the horns. In a respectable old-Bostonian way, of course. :)
Wonderful continuation of the Kelling trials and tribulations featuring Dolph and Mary Kelling, but Brooks and Theonia and Jem Kelling are all there, too, along with Sarah and Max. I loved the letters at the end.
Mary Rose
Overall I enjoy these books but it does grate on my when Sarah is overly rude to her relations. No matter how annoying, in don't enjoy listening to her belittle or be mean to an older person. It just seems over done.
Not so great. I think I need to read soemthing earlier as the characters were not well defined and she kept referring back to situations from previous stories. hard to follow.
Michele bookloverforever
another of sarah's decidedly quirky family makes an appearance. there is of course a murder and sarah and max solve it.
Similar to the other Sarah Kelling mysteries and worth reading.
Got tired of the rich trying to act like ordinary people.
A good book in the Sarah Kelling series.
Oct 21, 2010 TJ rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
Fun. Quick read. Enjoyable and good characters
Enjoyable in a silly sort of way.
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