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Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross
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Nov 02, 10

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bookshelves: adult, mystery
Read in October, 2010

At last a grownup book. Somehow the book didn't live up to its premise: a man is found with his hand full of peanuts in the mouth of his recently deceased wife who was deathly allergic to them and has just died of a fatal anaphylactic reaction. Did he put them there or, as he claims, was he trying to pull them out and thwart her suicide? Both detectives either have killed their wives or were suspected of doing so. The book is obviously very well written but the author tends to go on tangents that last a while. I am more used to the economy of style necessary to kid lit these days. I tended to skim, then I would get lost: "Wait, what is Mr. Mobius doing here?"

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