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The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle

(Book Club Mystery #2)

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Agatha Christie is on the book club’s reading list in the latest from the author of The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco. This time, Amy-Faye and her friends might have to read between the lines to catch a killer.

Amy-Faye Johnson’s book club, the Readaholics, is engrossed in Murder on the Orient Express, and Poirot’s surprising resolution is stirring up debate. Is the so
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Mass Market Paperback, 307 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by NAL
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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
3.5 rating

Not quite as good as the first but still fun. DiSilverio has an easy writing style that's filled with natural humor and spark. It's not sanitized as some cozies are and doesn't feel awkward. Having the book club theme suits it - there were clues that tied in with their book of the month, Murder on the Orient Express. It spoils the end of the book if you haven't read that Agatha classic, so be warned.

I love how they discuss the book, watch the movie afterwards, and how the author tosses
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PamG
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
THE READAHOLICS AND THE POIROT PUZZLE by Laura DiSilverio is the second book in the Book Club Mystery series. It is a humorous cozy mystery that is well written and worked well as a standalone.

The plot takes place in and around Heaven, Colorado, a town that changed its name to try to attract more visitors to the community. The protagonist is Amy-Faye Johnson, an event coordinator. This includes all types of events ranging from weddings to birthday parties to community yard sales to the grand op
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Sabine
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, usa-colorado
A highly recommended read! Just like the first book in the series I absolutely loved it!The writing style pulled my right into the story and didn't let me go again. A good amount of suspects and even though there were leads all through the book that pointed to the killer I didn't pick up on them until the reveal. ...more
Debbie
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Elysium Brewing is about to open in Heaven, Colorado, and Amy-Faye Johnson is handling the opening event for her brother. Unfortunately, not all is heavenly between Derek and his business partner, Gordon Marsh, but is it enough for Derek to kill Gordon? With suspects aplenty, Amy-Faye and her book club friends, the Readaholics, will have to solve this mystery as Derek is law enforcement’s primary suspect.

Laura DiSilverio’s delightful second entry in A Book Club Mystery has the Readaholics focusi
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Christa
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an enjoyable cozy mystery and a good followup to the first book in the series. I enjoyed reading about the members of the book club and their determination to solve a murder. I'm looking forward to the next book. ...more
Adriana (SaltyBadgerBooks)
I have so much fun reading cozy mysteries!!! I'm sad that this series only has 3 books though!

So warning of you have not read Murder on the Orient Express and plan to read it you probably should wait to read this one! They do tell you what happens in that book as that's the theme for this one.

I really enjoyed it. But wasn't surprised in who killed Gordon. It's not totally predictable but at the same time.....

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Tina
Nov 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Not what I expected. Not a bad read but-- if you're expecting mystery to center 'round the book group or train theme, this is not it. ...more
Carol Evans
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle is right up my aisle. Amy-Faye is an event planner, but more importantly, she’s a member of a mystery book club. This month they’re reading Murder on the Orient Express, one of my favorites, so of course when a murder occurs, more than one of the readaholics is thinking it might be a conspiracy.

This is the first in the series I’ve read but I had no trouble jumping right into the characters and their lives. Amy-Faye has organized the grand opening of her brot
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Meg
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this one and am looking forward to reading the next. The one thing that truly bothered me was the tendency towards repetition of certain facts or information. Otherwise a good, easy read with some terrific characters.
Heather W
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A well written cozy mystery that is fairly simple to follow and solve, Laura has once again created a story that feels like getting into a hot bath. It is completely absorbing and engrossing. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I cant wait to get to the third book in this series.
Liz Caldwell
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Amy-Faye is helping prepare for the opening of her brother Derek's brew-pub, when his financial partner turns up dead in a dumpster. With her brother as the most obvious suspect, Amy-Faye and her Readaholics book club go to work to figure out who killed Gordon and to clear Derek's name.
There are plenty of suspects, with plenty of reasons to want Gordon dead. The book club has just read Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and they wonder whether there could be as complex a conspiracy going on
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FMSWarrior
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle in exchange for a fair and honest review. This was a first introduction to the writer and her work. As a first time reader of Ms DiSilverio's I was quickly drawn into the goings on in Heaven, Colorado and more specifically the life of Amy-Faye Johnson and her book club, the Readaholics.

Event planner, A-Faye, as she is known to family and friends, is working on the grand opening of her brother's new brew pub. Family and
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Celia
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In this second installment of the Book Club Mysteries, event planner Amy-Faye Johnson and her book club, known as the Readaholics, decide to review Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Little did they know that they would soon be embarking on a mystery just as puzzling.

At Amy-Faye's painstakingly planned grand opening event for her brother, Derek's, brewpub, Elysium Brewing, in their hometown of Heaven, Colorado, things suddenly start going horribly wrong. Just when when she thinks
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Jessica Secrest
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jessica by: Cozy Mystery Review Crew
The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle by Laura DiSilverio

Review by Jessica Secrest

I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle by Laura DiSilverio is a great read. The protagonist, Amy-Faye Johnson, is a quirky, self-employed, organized woman with strong family ties. After her brother's partner is murdered and the blame falls on her brother, Amy-Faye feels it is her duty to clear his name. Her friends in the Readaholics bo
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Lynn
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Readaholics are a book club who meet at each other's house to discuss chosen mysteries. They are a diverse group and have become friends over time by being in the club. The book being discussed at this session is Murder on the Orient Express. Amy Faye, the protagonist, is an event planner. Amy Faye is in charge of planning the opening night of her brother's new brew club. It should have gone like clock work but events start to happen. A murder occurs and suspicion goes on Amy-Faye's brother. ...more
Linda
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bingo
I really enjoyed my second mystery with the readaholics and it's fun how life imitates the book they happen to read. This time they read Murder on the Orient Express and I was glad I had read it before as it helped me relate when they were talking about the book and how it might relate to the current murder they were helping to solve. I like the characters (still don't like Amy-Faye's name) and the setting. I liked Derek's brewery and hope he can make a go of it. These books are a lot of fun and ...more
Batgirl13
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy
An interesting retelling of the Mystery On the Orient Express in cozy form. Amy-Faye's brother and his new pub are in trouble! Really enjoying this series. Excited to check out the next book. ...more
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
In this second book, Amy-Faye is solving the mystery behind the murder of her brother's brew-pub partner at the opening of the pub -Elysium Brewing - she has organised, to save her brother who unfortunately is suspected for murder. To save her brother from trial readaholics help Amy-Faye in finding the murderer.
I liked the chemistry between detective Heart and Amy-Faye, the way they handled their relationship and investigation. This was as interesting as the first book. The way mystery was solv
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Linda
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amy-Faye Johson is working on the grand opening plan for her brother, Derek's, brewpub, Elysium Brewing. But during the evening, several unfortunate incidents occurred to disrupt the grand opening, culminating in the murder of his partner, Gordon Marsh. When the police arrest her brother for his murder, Amy-Faye realizes she has to help find the culprit herself. But it appears that everyone had a reason to hate Gordon, so there are just too many suspects. With the help of her reading club, she h ...more
Steph's Book Ramblings
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle (A Book Club Mystery #2) by Laura DiSilverio

Amy-Faye Johnson’s book club, the Readaholics, are currently reading Murder on the Orient Express, and Poirot’s surprising resolution is stirring up debate but Amy-Faye has bigger problems coming her way!
Amy-Faye is planning the grand opening party of her brother, Derek’s pub and right in the middle of the big party; his hot-headed partner is murdered. To keep Derek from being put away for good and labeled a murd
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Lilac Reviews
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: cozy lovers
This is the second entry in the Readaholics Book Club Mystery series by Laura DiSilverio. This author has four other series with about three books in each. So she is well immersed in the mystery field. All the elements are here. There are friends, family, community members, a touch of romantic entanglement, a loved one under suspicion and motives all around. The amateur sleuth Amy- Faye Johnson is an event planner. There’s a dash of that industry here also.
My disappointment in this work was that
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Abby Fabian
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In my opinion there are 3 broad categories of how much you like a book. Some books you simply don't like. Some time you really like a book but it doesn't fully grab you. And some times a book grabs you and doesn't let go until you read the whole thing. This book was the latter. It was amazing!This was the first book in the series that I have read, but it didn't make a difference. The book still flowed. But if you are going to read the first book, read it first because this one has spoilers for t ...more
Shirley Schwartz
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is apparently the second book in the "Readaholics" series, and I wasn't aware of it at the time. I decided to read it anyway, and if I enjoyed it, then I'd go back and read book one. Well, I did enjoy it, and will be reading book one and other subsequent books in the series. The leading character if Amy-Faye Johnson. She is a 20-something events planner who lives in a small town in Colorado called Heaven. She is very good at her job and maintains a successful business mostly because sh ...more
Wendy
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a life long mystery lover. Having read and re-read all of Agatha Christie's works many times I was particularly excited to receive a copy of this Laura DiSilverio book in a Goodreads giveaway. What a great idea for a cozy mystery series!

Amy-Faye and her friends share their love of mysteries through their book club the Readaholics. In choosing their next read they consider some great authors but it is Amy-Faye's shocking admission that she's never read a Christie that leads to the selection
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Doward Wilson
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Pulls you right into the story with entertaining characters, an interesting theme and a well done murder plot! Amy-Faye Johnson and her fellow book club members, the Readaholics, investigate the murder of a slimy womanizer. The investment partner in Amy-Faye's brother's new pub is killed at the grand opening party. With her brother, Derek, as the prime suspect the family pitches in to run the pub while Amy-Faye and the Readaholics find the murderer. Greed, revenge, adultery and grief all play a ...more
Babs
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This is the second book in the Book Club Mystery Series and what a read it was.

Amy-Faye and her book club the Readaholics are reviewing Agatha Christie’s The Orient Express. Little do they know they are going to get involved in another murder that is going to keep them on their toes.

Amy Faye was palling a grand opening even for her brother’s new brew pup when his financial partner turns up dead in a dumpster. They start with the enemies of the deceased as it appears he has a lot of them.

With so
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Susan
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-colorado
Event planner Amy-Faye naturally organizes the opening of her brother Derek's brew-pub, which turns into a disaster, especially when his difficult partner (and financial backer) is found dead. There are many people who don't like Gordon, but none of them seem angry enough to murder him, although the police--including A-Faye's new love interest--think that Derek may have motive enough. Her book club--which is reading Murder on the Orient Express--wonder if Gordon's murder required more than one p ...more
Kellie
Another enjoyable mystery. I like all the characters, but Amy-Faye starts to get on my nerves a bit sometimes, the way she's always butting her nose into everyone's business trying to figure out whodunit. I liked how they used their book club selection, Murder on the Orient Express, for ways to unravel the mystery. ...more
Melodie
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
I've enjoyed all of Ms. DiSilverio's series, written under that name and otherwise. I think this series may be her best yet. I love the locale, having been a Coloradoan for the past 38 years, and there are some great characters. They all have very different backgrounds and lives, but come together as friends anyway. Good mystery that has me anxious for the next book! Recommend! ...more
Sallee
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I liked this mystery as the plot was good, the characters were interesting, the love interest promising and the overall mystery was entertaining. I like how the author made use of today's trend of craft beers to use the background of the murder in a pub owned by the main character's brother and the murder victim. ...more
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After twenty years as an Air Force intelligence officer – serving as a squadron commander, with the National Reconnaissance Office, and at a fighter wing – I retired to parenting and writing full-time.

Spying was easier.

(Laura DiSilverio is also Ella Barrick.)
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