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Belle Ruin by Martha Grimes
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Jan 20, 2014

did not like it

The titular Hotel Belle Rouen burned down after hosting rich vacationers in the early 1900s. Present-day Emma 12 wants to solve an old mystery about a kidnapped baby. I got bored with her slipping hot peppers into an cranky senior's meals at her mom's decrepit hotel, and skipped to the end where she was playing the same trick and researching the same crime.

Other reviews lead me to believe the whole series is rambling quaint characters in a crumbling vacation lakefront, like End of the Pier also 1* Maybe author's Richard Jury mysteries are better, but I'm not intrigued enough to try.
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message 1: by Ann (new)

Ann Agreed. Her pranks on the older woman she dislikes just shows how immature and ill mannered she is. Not amusing.

An Odd1 I was just wondering where I got all the verbiage for wordy Dick Francis reviews, refreshing to be reminded how concise I can be. Flavia de Luce IS "amusing".

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