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Further Lane

3.03  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
As Another Gorgeous East Hampton season climaxes, a remarkable woman, admired by the millions who know her only through television and her books -- and cordially despised by some of those closest to her -- is found dead on the beach with a stake of privet hedge driven brutally through her heart. Who killed lifestyle guru Hannah Cutting and why? With the rich and famous of ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published June 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1997)
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Phillip
Having stumbled into this book through the back door of having read James Brady's "A Hamptons Christmas" just prior to this, I was in no way anticipating opening the covers of a murder mystery. (Not that I'm a stranger to the genre, but I have found myself reading a greater proportion of them this past year than in the whole of the previous five years. It seems to have become an unintended trend.)

As in “A Hamptons Christmas,” this novel carries the same sense of the Hamptons as a community. The
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Michelle
Mar 27, 2008 Michelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: beach readers, hamptons goers
This time "Beecher Stowe" must return to the Hamptons to get the story (for Parade magazine) on the murder of Hannah Cutting, a Martha Stewart type, who was killed by a stake of privet hedge through the heart. If you've ever driven by the colossal East Hampton estates and have seen the huge hedges that make gawking at the rich and famous almost impossible, you'd realize that a privet hedge stake is quite an adequate killing tool. As I mentioned in my "The House that ate the Hamptons" review, thi ...more
Jini
Apr 13, 2008 Jini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I read it a while ago and for the life of me I can't remember much about it. I think I liked it so much because it takes place where I grew up and I know every place Brady mentions in his story. Plus, he was a customer of my Grandmother's grocery store.
Lois Hecksel
James Brady combines fictional characters with actual celebs which at times became confusing and/or detracted from the plot. He also spends much time describing the "inner workings" of the Hamptons; interesting for someone "in the know", detracting from the plot.
Mark
Jul 09, 2012 Mark rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A bad book.
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James Winston Brady was an American celebrity columnist who created the Page Six gossip column in the New York Post and authored the In Step With column in Parade for nearly 25 years until his death. He also authored numerous books about his time serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.
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