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The Long Skeleton (Mr. & Mrs. North #22)

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, Large Print, 381 pages
Published by John Curley & Associates (first published 1958)
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Bev
Aug 06, 2011 Bev rated it really liked it
Frances & Richard Lockridge created quite a duo when they came up with Pam and Jerry North. And they created mad-cap mystery perfection when they decided to drop them in the middle of suspicious circumstances in book after book.

The Long Skeleton is another such vintage mystery. This outing has Pam and Jerry taking a hotel room to escape the painters who are redecorating their NYC apartment. They drop off their luggage and their cat, Martini and go out for dinner and a movie only to return to
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Donnell
Sep 08, 2014 Donnell rated it it was ok
Reading this after reading an early 1950's McCalls' interview of the Norths, and you understand, possibly, the Lockridges' relationship. She was a bit in her own world, e.g. a world where cats are as important as people (actually, maybe even more important), but he was fine with being the protective father-figure.

Spoiler Alert re this book and Write Murder Down!:

From the two Lockridge books I've read so far--writing a bestseller after toiling in obscurity, in the deep South, can be dangerous f
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Ronald Wilcox
Feb 23, 2015 Ronald Wilcox rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Fun romp of a mystery. The Norths, a couple who repeatedly stumble upon dead bodies evidently, are having their apartment painted so they check into a hotel. They leave their room for awhile and return to find the dead body of a newscaster in one of the bedrooms of their hotel suite. The next day the widower calls them to meet because he has something urgent to tell them but is killed before meeting with them. Naturally they are suspected to be involved by a police captain. Lots of ...more
Lisa Kucharski
Another Mr. & Mrs. North mystery. This one involves the death of Amanda Towne, who interviews people for a tv show called "The Person Next Door."

The writing is just fine, however the mystery is pretty easy to figure out. So, if you enjoy the telling of the tale-- this would be fine. I actually like the characters a lot so spending time with them is nice.
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I had a very hard time getting through this book. So incredibly wordy!
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