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...And the Dying is Easy (A Scumble River Mystery #2.5)

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This enticing anthology features a mix of established and new crime solvers who attempt to "get away from it all" in locations as diverse as Alaska and the island of Aruba. In "Porridge and Bess," Tamar Myers's Mennonite innkeeper-turned-crime solver, Magdalena Yoder, takes her first vacation in Charleston S.C., only to have Monty, her tour guide from hell, turn up dead. W ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Signet
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Mailis Viiand
Aug 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
For some reason its not considered to be the best of collections, but i disagree with that notion. It might not be easy-breezy summer read, but there was very little to complain about in any of the stories presented. Im the type who tends to forget the story im reading in a collection book the moment i put the book down, and who immediately luckily remembers it when opening the page again where i left the story. I have read collections where everything you read is so pointedly artificially put t ...more
Ria
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully diverse collection of short detective stories with the emphasis being of that particular detective being on holiday and encountering a crime or murder they have to solve. With famous names such as Max Allan Collins, Peter Tremayne and Jeff Abbott offset alongside other newcomers this is a refreshing and exciting mix of stores averaging in length at about 20 pages each so are great for a quick short read or devouring a few at a time. Set in different time periods, thrillers and noir ...more
Shannon
May 01, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mysteries
I pick up these multiple author editions when there's one I like since they're generally about the same in terms of style from author to author. I can then get a feel for some new authors without investing the time in a whole book. Since I've been on a mystery jag lately, I thought I would give it a try.
The premise behind this set of short stories is that these fictional detectives solve crimes while on vacation. On the whole, though, this seems like the authors were on summer vacation themselve
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Mark Baker
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2001, mystery
A collection of summer themed short stories. Most of them were quite good, but there were a few that confirmed my opinion of some writers. All told, I enjoyed it.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Joanne
Jan 12, 2016 rated it liked it
bought this for the joanna carl story, read a few more stories, not really into random short stories, my regular books always call louder!!! So am moving on!!
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