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The Green Island Mystery (A Connie Blair Mystery #5)

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Mystery was the furthest thing from Connie's mind as she waved good-bye to her family and realized again that she was on her way to Bermuda – on business, with all expenses paid by her employer, Reid and Renshaw!

But Connie, running true to form, finds herself knee-deep in mystery long before the Queen of Bermuda docks. While on board, Connie meets David Scott and learns ab
Hardback, 205 pages
Published 1949 by Grosset and Dunlap
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Mar 07, 2015 Olivia rated it really liked it
The culprit was sooo obvious from the start but it kinda twisted at the end and surprised me. It was a good read. These books are amazing when it comes to racial equality. Many books from this time period, including goody goody Nancy Drew, are very racist and have stereotypical portrayals of many races. Not just blacks but also Mexicans, Italians, Gypsy, etc. In this book Connie is in Bermuda and a man of color tells her how they have more right in that country and can be on Congress and Connie ...more
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The beautiful island paradise, Bermuda, is the backdrop for Connie's latest adventure. On a business trip with Reid and Renshaw colleage, Georgia Cameron, Connie's assignment is to create appropriate sketches for use in the advertising account for the wares of the Tremont Shop, a store handing all sorts of British importations.

En route, during the ship's crossing, Connie and Georgia meet David Scott, a young man traveling to Bermuda to claim his inheritance from his deceased aunt, famed about Pe
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Sep 25, 2014 Kristine Hansen rated it it was amazing
You MUST read this in historical context or you'll be driven batty I'm sure. I have no difficulty separating the attitudes toward 'negros' and their speech in the book - this is part of our history and who we were in the late 1940s. That said...I loved the book.

Romantic setting, puzzling mystery, hints of danger, exciting career...really this book has it all. AND also keeping in mind historical context - don't you love how women are depicted in exciting careers (here in advertising) doing amazin
Oct 27, 2013 Donnell rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying Connie Blair, so sad the books are so hard to get. In my view they are smart, informative, entertaining even just this side of plausible.

In this book, in addition to a mystery and further insight into the topic of women traveling on business in the late 1940's, we get a visit to Bermuda. First off, who knew it was in the Atlantic Ocean on the way to Europe? Not me; I though it was in the Caribbean.

Supplementing the descriptions of the town, the names of shops and the menti
Apr 21, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites- especially love that her boss - after remaining a career gal- finds love and a spectacularly wealthy husband! In Bermuda! Classic mid-century about following your dreams and all will work out for the best!
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Betsy Allen was a pseudonym used by Betty Cavanna for books one through eleven of the Connie Blair mysteries. The authorship of book 12 is unknown.
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