Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “With Friends Like These... (Amanda Pepper, #4)” as Want to Read:
With Friends Like These... (Amanda Pepper, #4)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Read eBook

With Friends Like These... (Amanda Pepper #4)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  246 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Well-known Broadway playwright and TV producer Lyle Zacharias is throwing himself a lavish birthday party in his hometown of Philadelphia. Guests include his current wife, ex-wives, friends, former partners-not to mention Amanda Pepper and her own irrepressible mother, Bea. Yet when Lyle drops dead in the middle of a speech, it appears the likely perpetrator is none other ...more
ebook, 164 pages
Published March 30th 2012 by Untreed Reads
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about With Friends Like These..., please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about With Friends Like These...

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Feb 04, 2009 Jenn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Another stunning mystery novel by one of my top novelists, Gillian Roberts. The fourth installment of the Amanda Pepper series does not disappoint. As the books traverse on, I find myself more intrigued by Mandy's relationship with Mackenzie. What the heck is his first name? Has she tried the name Cole? I'm thinking he'd be pretty cool as a Cole, or a Christian or even a Corey. For the life of me I could not come up with a name that reminded me of Louisiana that started with a C. Except maybe Cr ...more
Linda Rowland
Aug 27, 2016 Linda Rowland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable characters, and quick read. Will look for more of this series.
Jun 23, 2013 Fmorlan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amanda Pepper is a school teacherin Philadelphia. She is socializing with her parents from Fla. when her father takes a. tumble and is laid up with a bad leg. Unfortunately, they were here for a party and now her mother needs someone to go with her. Step in Amanda - they attend a party of a old friend/relative who ends up dead. Enter Mackenzie (no first name yet) cop and boyfriend. While invstigating the crime to keep her mother from jail, she gets spooked at school with odd mail and a thrilling ...more
The book is filled with wordplay mystery and comedy. The storyline is being narrated by your average schoolteacher. In the beginning of the book, many events take place that are incorrectly interpreted. At the conclusion of this book, you realize it's best to hear the whole story before drawing any conclusions. In easy-going read for a relaxing day
Mar 15, 2013 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good, solid mystery. The story and the characters are interesting and the author tells her tale with a lot of humor. I did not figure out whodunit but the info I needed to was in the story, which is how I think a mystery should be written.

I'm not totally enamored with the author's writing style. It lacks suspense, excitement and I'm marking the story down a bit for that.
Jun 23, 2009 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series was recommended by Nancy Pearl ("Book Lust"), and I'm glad I found it. Amanda Pepper is the main character, an English teacher in a private school, turned amateur sleuth, with likeable ancillary characters. I'm glad I found this series. I'll try more. Definitely fits my "cozy mystery" tastes.
Jean Perry
As usual, i liked Roberts use of Philadelphia as a "character" in the book. Entertaining. As a former high school teacher, i could identify with the little segment of a boy having a crush on his teacher. I will read more f hers.
Partridge Public
Roberts, Gillian
Apr 01, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Loved the book, the wit, the case, but Amanda did just too many unlikely, stupid things in this book.
M Rob
Jun 12, 2011 Marla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this series but figured out a key element about 20 pages in. I am also ready for McKenzie and Mandy's relationship to head to the next level.
Comfortable, engaging read with only a little of Mandy's eternal second-guessing and self-destructive relationship drama. Very enjoyable.
Amanda Pepper # 4
Peggi Warner-lalonde
A fun read, and the solution was a surprise to me. I'm looking forward to reading more by the same author.
Peggy Spillman
Peggy Spillman rated it it was amazing
Apr 28, 2009
Arlene Allen
Arlene Allen rated it really liked it
Oct 28, 2012
Michelle rated it really liked it
Jun 30, 2011
Kathy rated it really liked it
Dec 19, 2016
Cheri Mathisen
Cheri Mathisen rated it really liked it
Mar 07, 2011
J.L. rated it really liked it
Sep 09, 2009
Steph (loves water)
Steph (loves water) rated it liked it
Jan 21, 2013
Lisa Kline
Lisa Kline rated it really liked it
Mar 18, 2017
Steve rated it liked it
Apr 23, 2014
Joyce Wessel
Joyce Wessel rated it liked it
Oct 06, 2016
Judy Gardner
Judy Gardner rated it did not like it
Jan 22, 2013
James rated it liked it
Sep 01, 2008
Cindy rated it liked it
Oct 29, 2008
Shannon rated it really liked it
Jul 29, 2009
Suzanne Smiley
Suzanne Smiley rated it it was amazing
May 25, 2017
Mare rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2011
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Untreed Reads: Top Pick to WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE... by Gillian Roberts 1 1 Mar 26, 2014 02:55PM  
  • The Rattle-Rat
  • Miss Pinkerton
  • On Language
  • Murder at the Feast of Rejoicing (Lord Meren, #3)
  • The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms & the CIA
  • A Rose for Virtue
  • The Cincinnati Red Stalkings
  • A Fine Old Conflict
  • The Spring Cleaning Murders (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #7)
  • The ABCs of Handwriting Analysis: The Complete Guide to Techniques and Interpretations
  • A Fatal Vineyard Season (Martha's Vineyard Mystery #10)
  • Spacer and Rat
  • Get Thee to a Punnery: An Anthology of Intentional Assaults Upon the English Language
  • Exit Lines (Dalziel & Pascoe, #8)
  • When Death Comes Stealing (Tamara Hayle, #1)
  • The Library Paradox (Vanessa Duncan)
  • Dial Me for Murder (Paige Turner, #5)
  • Fugitive Colors (Sigrid Harald, #8)

Other Books in the Series

Amanda Pepper (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Caught Dead in Philadelphia (Amanda Pepper, #1)
  • Philly Stakes (Amanda Pepper, #2)
  • I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia (Amanda Pepper, #3)
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Amanda Pepper, #5)
  • In the Dead of Summer (Amanda Pepper, #6)
  • The Mummers' Curse (Amanda Pepper, #7)
  • The Bluest Blood (Amanda Pepper, #8)
  • Adam and Evil (Amanda Pepper, #9)
  • Helen Hath No Fury (Amanda Pepper, #10)
  • Claire and Present Danger (Amanda Pepper, #11)

Share This Book