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By the Howling (Charlotte Diamond Mysteries #1)

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
When Charlotte Diamond retired to Diamond Cottage near Maryland’s eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, she thought she had left her life of crime—solving it, that is—behind her, and is struggling to find a new purpose in life. But the small waterfront community of Hopewell on the Choptank, with its wealthy artistically inclined inhabitants, is hiding old crimes and dark se ...more
Kindle Edition, 108 pages
Published by Cyberworld Publishing (first published March 23rd 2010)
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LG (A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions)
I bought this back when I was looking for non-skeevy f/f books. The description sounded promising, more focused on the mystery than on the main character jumping into bed with another woman. Now that I've finished it, I can say that the f/f aspects are pretty light. I think Charlotte has sex maybe once, but you can't even call it a sex scene, because it's completely skipped over.

When I first started reading this, I thought I was going to really like it. Charlotte was relatively new to the villag
Mercia McMahon
Not a well-constructed novel. I like the mystery in my cozy mysteries to start a little earlier in the narrative. Up until the 45% point it read more like contemporary women's fiction, even though it is the first in a mystery series.
Apr 22, 2012 Stephen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book never did the expected, and I liked the way it kept surprising me with where it was going and the satisfying conclusion. Set in a small town the characters are Charlotte's friends and neighbors, not strangers, which makes her investigation easier in some ways but even more complicated in others.

This is was a well written novella length murder mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Great value in ebook, which is what I read.
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