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Creeping Ivy (Trish Maguire #1)

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  73 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Following on from FRUITING BODIES and ROTTEN APPLES, a reissue of a mystery featuring barrister Trish Maguire.
Hardcover, Large Print, 376 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Ulverscroft (first published 1998)
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Dec 12, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I really liked it. I didn't want to put it down. I imagined what happened all the time and my main suspects changed all the time. But to be honest, I didn't like the ending and still many questions remained unanswered. But it's a good book.
Stef Rozitis
I reread this, but I feel quite entitled to mark it as a book I read because I literally remember nothing from the first time I read it apart from her t-shirt slogans (I didn't even recognise this as a book I had read until I got to the first of them). This was a weird but charming touch.

Despite being about a missing child and the horrifying possibilities of that, mostly the book managed to be fluffy and comfortable (a cosy mystery) which I am not completely comfortable with it must be said...

Christine Cody
I didn't like this book as much as I loved the Willow King books, but I'm hopeful that the ensuing books will be better. My biggest difficulty with Creeping Ivy was that practically every character was extremely unlikable. I kept expecting Trish Maguire to put them in their place, as Willow would have. In fact, my favorite parts of the book were the short appearances of Willow and Tom. I liked the way that Cooper connected characters from the previous series to this one, although I'm sure they w ...more
Oct 28, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Predictable ending!
Wendy Cowley
First book in a series, I will read more.
Jan 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My most recent holiday read. Fairly standard lost/kidnapped child story. Engaging enough early on, but has the usual unsatisfactory ending.
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aka N.J. Cooper, Kate Hatfield, Clare Layton, Daphne Wright.

Natasha Cooper was Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association in 2000/2001. She reviews books in THE TIMES, THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT and the NEW LAW JOURNAL. She is the author of, among others, FAULT LINES and PREY TO ALL.
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