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Tome of Death (Megan Clark #4)

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This librarian and her reading group solve mysteries by the book.
Megan Clark must unravel the mystery behind a burial site in the Palo Duro Canyon containing two corpses--one a human skeleton, the other a mummy in Comanche garb--murdered more than 100 years apart.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Berkley
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Carol Gibson
Dec 25, 2015 Carol Gibson rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is the first time I read this author. This book I believe is the fourth in a series. I found the book light reading. I enjoyed the double mystery the one taking place in today's time and the one taking place 130 years in the past.

The author knows her Amerindian cultures and I that added to the book. I really enjoyed the part of the book set in the past with the Comanche tribe. The author dove tailed the two mysteries together very well with both motive and how the new investigating the mur
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Helen
Dec 29, 2015 Helen rated it liked it
A bit better than the second and third in the series, but I wish the author would put her scholarly introductions at the end. I skipped this one, as I wasn't interested enough in the topic. These are supposed to be cosy mysteries, not scholarly treatises.
I think this author takes herself too seriously.
Kathryn
Jul 27, 2016 Kathryn rated it it was ok
Parts of the book were enjoyable enough that I laughed out loud, but overall the characters weren't gripping, and the age difference was actually fairly disturbing to me. Animal ownership was the best and most realistic part of it. I would definitely try something else by the author, but this series may not be my cup of tea.
Amanda Aelker
Jun 06, 2016 Amanda Aelker rated it really liked it
The different storylines were sometimes confusing, but both were good stories.
Susan
Jul 05, 2012 Susan rated it it was ok
This book is about the investigation of two murders. One took place many years ago in a Native American tribe. The other was more recent, and that is the one that the members of the Murder by the Yard book club concern themselves with. I found it distracting that the story bounced back and forth between the two murders. It was also distracting that sometimes the modern day story was told in the first person by Ryan and other times in the third person. The relationship between Megan and Ryan got ...more
Grace
Jul 27, 2011 Grace rated it liked it
Okay, started off good and then.... the main character veered off into not very likable. This is the fourth in the series, but the first I've read. But it seemed uneven and not thought out about mid-way. Everytime I think I could write a book, I read one that started promising and then fails. There is a reason J.K. Rowling is rich, people! Not everyone can write well.
Dany
Aug 26, 2015 Dany rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy
A decent cozy that had an interesting twist, with both a modern and a historical mystery. Pretty obvious on the killer and the interactions between the two main characters read a little weird and awkward, but still pretty decent.
Leslie
Oct 03, 2012 Leslie rated it liked it
A nice easy read, but not as good as the last book. I did like the juxtaposition of the modern mystery and the 1860's Comanche murder mystery.
Julie
Sep 16, 2008 Julie rated it liked it
Recommended to Julie by: Jona Titus
Shelves: mystery
Fourth in the 'reading club' mystery series. Interesting double mystery format.
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