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Bellfield Hall by Anna Dean
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Feb 07, 2010

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bookshelves: library-book, mystery, prof-homework, series, female-author
Recommended for: Readers of Charles Finch and Tasha Alexander; Fans of cozy mysteries
Read from February 07 to 10, 2010 , read count: 1


Reflecting back on this book, I would hold to my earlier assertion that it's a bit like Miss Marple in Jane Austen's world. Her curiosity and propensity to gently meddle are worthy of Miss Marple. Her niece describes her as casting a satirical eye on others -- I rather wished for a bit more of that from her, but I supposed what I was really craving was Jane Austen's wit.

Anna Dean spreads out the clues such that an attentive reader will have the satisfaction of guessing much of the mystery, though not all of it. The puzzle is a bit more satisfying than the characters. I liked them, but I did not love any of them. I hope to gain a greater rapport with Miss Dido Kent in future books.
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02/08/2010 page 50
16.45% "Epistolary style works for me."
02/08/2010 page 127
41.78% "A little like reading Jane Austen through the eyes of Miss Marple."
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Justyn Rampa How delightful! I hope you are enjoying it:-)

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