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Dead in the Water by Carola Dunn
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it was ok
bookshelves: mysteries

I had read the earlier installments of this series several years ago, and I had always meant to read more. I finally got around to it, but this book was not really worth it. The mystery is not well constructed, and the ending is rushed (both figuratively and literally--for some reason we get a wierd foot-chase scene that was really out of place). What I found most distasteful was Daisy's attitude. She kept thinking unkind thoughts about the other characters, and then only sort of regretting her meanness. I didn't remember Daisy being so unlikeable before. Since these books are short, I will give them another chance. But they better bounce back quickly.

One note for me, since I've also been reading Robin Paige's Victorian Mysteries: these books take place only 30 years after Paige's, but here finger-printing and other methods of modern forensics are used regularly. In Paige's series the police look upon these methods with a lot of skepticism. The turnaround from distrust to acceptance of these techniques is interesting.
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Reading Progress

March 17, 2009 – Shelved
March 20, 2009 – Shelved as: mysteries
April 17, 2009 –
page 24
9.38%
April 20, 2009 –
page 115
44.92%
April 21, 2009 –
page 176
68.75%
Started Reading
April 22, 2009 –
page 256
100.0%
April 22, 2009 – Finished Reading

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