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Intensive Scare Unit

(Sarah Deane Mystery #12)

3.20  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Crotchety, seventy-something Julia Clancy of High Hope Farm feels a little wobbly one August morning. With stables to clean and riding lessons to give, the stoic New Englander ignores her symptoms-and ends up in the ER with a heart attack. Even then, she's insisting it's indigestion; even then, her sharp eyes don't miss a thing. And a glimpse of something highly unusual wi ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2004)
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Nov 11, 2009 rated it it was ok
I decided I don't like the Sarah Deane character. Are all cozy mysteries sleuths this annoying or is it because the author of the series is an older woman? Actually, I don't know how old she is, but an obit for her husband, who passed last December states that he was 89, so my assumption is that she's around that age too. The writing style reminds me of the original Carolyn Keene Nancy Drew series and the Sarah Deane character comes off as though she's from another era and a little naive.

Sep 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mys-tepids
Plot based on people being stupid and weird. Reader is expected to believe that anyone working/volunteering in a hospital can obtain pharmaceuticals.

Writing is okay.
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cozy
I think this is one of the less interesting of Borthwick's books.
There was far too much padding of the "what if" and "suppose" sequences. I kept saying "let's get on with it".
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J. S. Borthwick is the pseudonym of Jean Scott Creighton. She lives on the Maine coast. She is the creator of 'Sarah Deane', a professor of English and amateur sleuth.

* Sarah Deane Mystery

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