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Death at the Dakota

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Nurse Trudy Genova is making plans to take her relationship to NYPD detective Ned O'Malley to the next level, when she lands a gig as medical consultant on a film shoot at the famed Dakota apartment building in Manhattan, which John Lennon once called home. Then star Monica Kiley goes missing, a cast member turns up dead, and it appears Trudy might be next. Meanwhile Ned t ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2019
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So Trudy Genova, a nurse turned TV medical advisor, is acting as the on-set medical staff for a made-for-TV movie. She's primarily supposed to be keeping an eye on the star to help with her undisclosed pregnancy, but she's available for everyone. Things are going swimmingly for her on set, everything seems fine with the pregnancy, etc. Until towards the end of shooting, the star doesn't come back from lunch and isn't seen for a couple of d
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Death at the Dakota is a modern murder mystery book, with a classic Golden Age feel. As I’ve said before, I love a floor plan and I also like a dramatis personae and this has both!

The story has a classic cosy whodunit set-up, with a roster of suspicious characters as well as the budding romance between Trudy and Ned. Although, despite Ned’s gruesome subplot, it’s well over a third of the book before death actually comes knocking at the Dakota.

Trudy is likeable and believable, and her character a
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
If there’s one thing this Ginger Book Geek likes, it’s discovering new authors. M.K. Graff is certainly an author that I haven’t come across before. I honestly cannot believe I haven’t come across her books before now. I couldn’t wait to start reading ‘Death At The Dakota’ and without further ado I dived straight in. I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Death At The Dakota’ but more about that in a bit.
Trudy Genova is different to the majority of lead characters in crime novels in that she is actually
Vanessa Westermann
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trudy Genova is an engaging amateur sleuth with a tendency to stick her nose into places it doesn’t belong. As a nurse, she keeps a cool head under pressure. She’s trying to clean up her “truck driver mouth” - a trait she acquired from her two older brothers. Her day job allows her to take night courses at NYU to learn mystery writing. Her passion for mysteries was sparked by a dark event in her past. Her cat is named Wilkie Collins and she plays the violin to deflect her thoughts from her curre ...more
Noemi Proietti
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trudy Genova is a nurse with the best job in the world: working on a TV set, taking care of the star Monica Kiley. On her personal life, Trudy’s relationship with NYPD detective Ned O’Malley is going well, even though work and family engagements make it difficult to spend time alone together.

When Ned calls her “Miss Marple”, he is not wrong as Trudy, against her wishes, finds herself involved in Monica’s sudden disappearance and a murder. With a few twists that took me by surprise, Trudy tries t
Grace J Reviewerlady
A nice mystery, with so much going on!

Trudy Genova, nurse by profession with hidden talents as a sleuth, is employed by a film company to monitor their leading lady, Monica Kiley. Monica's pregnancy is a well-kept secret, but when she goes missing Trudy fears for the welfare of her baby. Trudy and police detective Ned O'Malley are trying to further their relationship, but with her job and his, it's not easy.

There is plenty going on in this one; with the details of film production and the star go
Carol Pouliot
Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is a page-turner. Great to take on your vacation - for the plane or the beach.
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