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Died in the Wool (Massachusetts Mayhem #2)

3.32  ·  Rating Details ·  107 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Hone you investigative skills with Died in the Wool, a mystery filled with humor, suspense, and romance. Monah Trenary is battling for city funds for her beloved library. When a rival for the much-needed monies winds up dead, Monah is considered one of the prime suspects. When a second corpse weighs in, police detective Mike Brockman discovers that, according to the eviden ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Barbour Publishing inc (first published May 26th 2009)
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Jul 16, 2012 Bookadventurer rated it it was ok
Oh, how I thought I would like this book. The first in this series, Where the Truth Lies I gave five stars and absolutely enjoyed. Weirdly enough, I just finished In a Witch's Wardrobewhich also dealt with botanicals/poisonings and I loved it, but I was extremely disappointed in Died in the Wool for the following reasons:

*Mona was just not a likable character for me fromt the start. She came across snooty, flighty, and I just did not care for the "secret" she was keeping and found it to be anti-
Apr 30, 2011 Andrea rated it liked it
When I found out that the main character in Died in the Wool was a librarian turned sleuth I thought I would give this cozy mystery a try.
The books centers around the town librarian Monah and her quest to gain funding for the public library, Monah has to compete with the police, the fire station, the local school, and a new sports center. Arson and murders start happening around town. Monah puts herself right in the middle of the investigation, where she goes from detective to suspect only to s
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Dec 01, 2011 C.C. Thomas rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Sometimes it's nice to take a break from the stresses and realities of daily life and read a cozy murder mystery. Strange sentence when you think about it, but that fits this book perfectly.

Monah is a small-town librarian and discovers the body of a local teacher in the bathroom. Her boyfriend is a local policeman and is called in to solve the case. The problem? Monah is the number one suspect. Can he put aside his romantic feelings and look at her objectively, as a potential murderer?

This is a
Aug 19, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
A fun cozy mystery with a librarian who finds a body in the library, and turns into an amateur sleuth to clear her name. Complicated because she's been dating the detective assigned to the case. A lot of names and people to sort out at first. Wondered if this was second in a series. An easy clean, enjoyable read. 3.5 stars
Nov 17, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it
First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.

Who doesn’t enjoy a book you can cozy up with in bed and try to solve the mystery alongside the characters? I know I sure do, though I don’t get to read many of them. So I was eager to give Died in the Wool a try. A librarian whose competitors for funds from the city are turning up dead—what’s not to like?

In Died in the Wool, Monah Trenary suddenly finds her quiet life as the town librarian thrown into upheaval when she discovered a dead body in the ba
May 09, 2014 Amy rated it did not like it
Most of the time I do enjoy a story where a regular joe/jane follow the clues and solve a mystery , but this one, not so much.
Even though I liked some of the main character's personality and her occupations,I did not like how she went about things. Butting in everywhere and was a bit controling to get infomation. Just because she read mystery novels and she was dating a cop does not mean she should go about trying to catch a murderer. The way she would go behind her boyfriends back to investiga
Mary Fish
Nov 03, 2014 Mary Fish rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Poorly written.

The story line itself is interesting, but the writing uses too many trite expressions, such as "She clapped her hand over her mouth to hide her smile, but her shoulders still shook with laughter." I might recommend it for a twelve year old.
Mar 16, 2012 Rachel rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Not bad but not great. I should be better impressed; I didn't guess the killer right the first time. Still, just average.
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Aug 19, 2012 Cynthia Rielley rated it did not like it
bleech couldn't even get through it. Made it half way and hoped a serial killer would come along and get them all so we could get some better such luck.
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