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Death Pays the Rose Rent (Tori Miracle #1)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  98 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Death Pays the Rose Rent marks the start of a delightful new mystery series featuring Tori Miracle - New York City crime reporter turned novelist - and the charming setting of Lickin Creek, a Civil War town nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country. When Tori accepts an invitation from her dearest friend, Alice-Ann, and her husband, Richard, to visit them in Lic ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 10th 1998 by Dell (first published July 1st 1994)
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May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Tori Miracle was an aspiring crime reporter in New York City when, after being shunted to the unwanted role of fashion reporter, quit her job to become a novelist. After penning her first novel, The Mark Twain Horror House, she waits in her tiny, rundown apartment to hit it big. After an invitation from her best friend, Alice-Ann, to visit her in rural Pennsylvania, Tori packs up her clothes, her cats and her typewriter and jumps on a bus. Soon after arriving, she learns her friend is h
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Kavita
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, usa
What is it with these modern American cosy mystery writers that really gets on my nerves? The characters always seem to be really nasty, misogynist and stupid, and this book was no different. The main female character, Tori Whatshername goes barging into other people's homes and behaves badly with the host. The host, in his turn, also behaves badly with our 'heroine'. Then soon enough, everyone is behaving badly with each other and it's a perfect fest of badly behaved small town people.

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Aug 05, 2008 rated it liked it
Set in a fictional town in a fictional county somewhere between the real Adams and Franklin counties in Pennsylvania, but sounding more like an outsider's stereotypical misconceptions of rural West Virginia or Tennessee, this series has its flaws, most notably (in my opinion) the rather condescending description of the colorful locals. I live here, I know these people, and while most of them aren't urban sophisticates, they're a lot more three-dimensional and less hickish than portrayed in these ...more
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Dec 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-read-2007
Book #55 read in 2007

Although I thought this was slow-going at times, I really enjoyed the story. I like Tori Miracle a great deal because she was a little self-conscious and funny. She seemed "real". The supporting cast was okay too. I will read more in this series.
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An entertaining read with interesting characters and location.
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