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Magpie Murders
Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Read4life
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚❤️ 3w
dabbe This one had me riveted! 😊 3w
Eggs Brilliant 🖤 3w
Blueberry I just put this on my tbr list after watching an episode on PBS. 3w
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lauraisntwilder
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My husband and I finished up this audiobook on our drive "home" for Thanksgiving. We've been listening to it whenever we've been in the car over the last few weeks. I've enjoyed talking it over with him as we've gone along.

EvieBee It‘s very meta, right? So unique. 2mo
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dabbe
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Very suspenseful; I couldn't put it down--though I found it difficult to remember what happened a few days later. Is that because there are too many details, or is my brain slowing down in retirement? Regardless, a fun read!

Favorite quote: “Alan invented all sorts of ways of expressing things so that only he and I understood. He used language as a place for us to hide.“

kspenmoll This is now on PBS. His books are wonderful! 3mo
dabbe @kspenmoll Cool! I'll have to check them out! I can never read his books slowly; they're just so good! 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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A soft pick. I have a feeling this will be a case of me enjoying the series more than the book. It was entertaining enough but went on a bit too long. Also was too similar to The Appeal in terms of it being a “cosy mystery.” Need to get back to my gritty serial killers. 😈

TrishB Always the gritty serial killers! 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Nah! Cosies all the way!!! 3mo
AlaMich I didn‘t understand the hype for this one, at all. (edited) 3mo
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LeahBergen Ha! You can‘t beat a serial killer read. 😆 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading Definitely was too long! 3mo
DivineDiana I agree @AlaMich! And @MicheleinPhilly I am enjoying the series more than the book. 🙂 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana So am I! ☺️ 3mo
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KathyWheeler
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I enjoyed this book. When I first went into it, I was afraid I might be confused by the concept of a book within a book, but I wasn‘t. I also didn‘t guess the murderer in either story until very near the end. Anthony Horowitz has yet to disappoint me. Now I can watch the show. 😊#audiowalk

lauraisntwilder My husband and I started listening to this over the weekend because I want to watch the show. We've been enjoying it so far. 3mo
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KathyWheeler
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Temperatures are back up in the 80s now. It was 85° when I was out walking. I have a little over three hours left in this book, so I‘ll probably finish it sometime this week. I went to the Catholic college up the road from me and walked for a bit on their grounds. It‘s such a beautiful campus. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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I got all engrossed in the book within a book; now I‘m back to the book editor‘s story. I‘m not used to it yet. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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So far, I‘m enjoying this. Where Hawthorne, in Horowitz‘s other detective series, reminds me of Sherlock Holmes, Pünd, in The Magpie Murders, is reminiscent of Hercule Poirot. #audiowalk

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SW-T
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I saw the book cartoon right after watching an episode of Magpie Murders on PBS. Timing is everything. 😂

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SomedayAlmost
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Scarathalon photo prompt: Murder. I read this one quickly for a book group, so I may actually try to reread it before I watch the new Masterpiece Mystery PBS miniseries it inspired. #murder #photoprompt #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon22

Aims42 I just watched the first episode last night! It‘s been a few years since I‘ve read the book so it was fun diving back in with these characters 😃 4mo
jlhammar The Masterpiece Mystery series is fun so far! I listened to the audiobook of this a few years back. Hoping to start Moonflower Murders soon. 4mo
SomedayAlmost I am looking forward to the series. 4mo
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TheSpineView
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Aims42
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First episode of Magpie Murders on PBS was great! Definitely tuning in each Sunday night for more!! 🔪🕵️‍♂️📖

LeahBergen I have this recorded. 👍 4mo
Aims42 @LeahBergen It was great! Can‘t wait for you to enjoy it too 😊 4mo
jlhammar @Aims42 @LeahBergen Just watched the first episode the other night and really enjoyed. Fun to have a new series to look forward to! Still need to read Moonflower Murders. I wonder if we'll get a second season adapting that one? 4mo
Aims42 @jlhammar I wonder if that‘s what they‘ll do too 🤔 Definitely looking forward to finding out 4mo
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DGRachel
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Do you ever pick up a book only to realize that it is not at all what you expected? I didn‘t realize that this was essentially an entire small English village murder mystery a la Agatha Christie embedded in another mystery novel. That would be fine, except it‘s not what I want to be reading right now, so I am putting it to the side. I‘ll probably come back to it at a later date.

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murfman
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A mystery book within a mystery book, both containing mysteries that allude to one another. A nested murder mystery, by Horowitz who I was more familiar with from his TV work. Plenty of call backs to his TV roots and little cozy mystery tie-ins that are made throughout. It was a really fun read, even if I was able to pick out the killer fairly early on.

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JackOBotts
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Woohoo! Finished my Book Club‘s latest pick and met my Goodreads reading challenge for the year. AND, most importantly, I enjoyed this multi-novel read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LiteraryinLawrence I loved this book and its follow up as well! 6mo
Monica5 Congratulations 🎉 on reaching your reading goal!! 6mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 6mo
JackOBotts Thanks, @Monica5 & @Jas16 🥳! @LiteraryinLawrence I want to check out the follow up…I know so little about it! 💜 6mo
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KristiAhlers
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I picked this one up on a total lark. I‘ve never read this author before but found this story almost “unputdownable” to be honest.

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asleepby9
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I‘d never heard of this book, nor the author. But my husband knows I love crows and picked it up for me on a whim one day based solely on the cover.

Holy cow, it turned out to be such a great read!! Two books in one. A handful of characters which you have to try and keep straight. A quaint setting including a mansion. Death. It brought to mind the game Clue and how, if it was a book, this would probably be it.

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BookBr
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A clever dual mystery, with lots of clues that don‘t seem to fit and an equal amount of likeable, unlikeable, and just plain suspicious characters. I found it a little slow paced, and there were some digs at the publishing industry that felt a little pointed, but overall a fun read. Susan was an engagingly unwilling detective, and I think I‘ll read the next one…

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BookBr
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It‘s a beautiful morning to be reading in the North…

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Bookwormjillk
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This was a fun contemporary mystery. I don‘t want to give too much detail because it‘s the kind of thing you‘re better off not knowing too much about before you go in.

BiblioLitten True. It‘s hard to talk about the book without giving away a bit of the plot. Even saying that it is a book within a book seems like a lot. 11mo
Bookwormjillk @BiblioLitten right? I even wished I hadn‘t read the cover blurb. 11mo
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BiblioLitten
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His side. Her side. ♥️🖤
I like how the book covers are complementing each other. I‘ll be borrowing Bad Blood from my husband later. I‘m intrigued by the scandal.

#currentlyreading

EvieBee I‘m excited for you reading Magpie Murders for the first time. It‘s bonkers in the best possible way. 12mo
BiblioLitten @EvieBee It is! It‘s unlike any book that I have ever read. I love the Agatha Christie references too🖤 12mo
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BiblioLitten
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A splash of red to get into the spirit of Valentine‘s day.
🍷♥️

This book has been on my TBR for so long and I am glad that I finally got to read this book-within-a-book murder mystery.

#currentlyreading

Tianarose Loved this one. 12mo
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DogMomIrene
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Loved this mystery within a mystery. I‘ve only read two Agatha Christie novels so I know I missed many references to her detectives and stories, but that‘s okay by me. The number of clues and suspects that kept layering on made this a truly fun read.

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DogMomIrene
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I‘m 67% through this mystery coiled around a mystery manuscript, and I keep thinking about this quote from early on in the story. What was on the vicar‘s desk? I‘m sure Mary saw whatever it was, but is the whatever even relevant? Going to try to finish this one today because I‘m bursting to know all the secrets!

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DogMomIrene
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Starting my #bookspin pick. Lizzie wants to snuggle and Bernie wants me to turn a Harry Potter movie on. He loves watching all the magical creatures🐉

Itchyfeetreader They are cuties 13mo
DogMomIrene @Itchyfeetreader Thank you! I love them to pieces. 13mo
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Nebklvr
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I found this to be highly irritating. From funky numbering of pages to stories within stories, it felt pretentious and overindulgent. I like other series by this Author but this one was a dud.

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andrew61
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#12booksof2021 #August @Andrew65
A lot of easy reading in August as it was a lovely week in Northumberland so I am going purely on that memory of reading with fish and chips, beer, views, the North Sea and of course already excellent whodunnit with opportunity for a good litsy photo. We must be a strange breed of people who can probably be spotted in the wild trying to artisticly pose books for photos with family looking on askance.

Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣 Give us a book and a camera and we are happy! A good book. 13mo
Cathythoughts Excellent picture 💫 13mo
Centique This made me smile! My husband has just been explaining to our hosts on holiday that “every time she finishes a book she has to take a photo of it!” 😂😂😂 13mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Having a wonderful time on the Cape Peninsula after a lot of anxiety earlier in the week. My friend took me of a tour along the coast of the peninsula this morning/early afternoon. It's so gorgeous here! And right now I have nothing to do except read my fantastic, completely engrossing book. I'm so lucky!

alisiakae That looks beautiful! Enjoy! 14mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful photo! 14mo
Chrissyreadit Gorgeous 😍 14mo
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Andrew65 Looks heavenly, enjoy. 😍 14mo
Cathythoughts Fabulous! Enjoy 14mo
Graywacke Wow 14mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Up next! On my way to Cape Town (well, the Cape Peninsula, my new favourite place) for a week of work training. I've been wanting to read this forever.

LiteraryinLawrence Love this one and its sequel! 14mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @LiteraryinLawrence I'm enjoying it so much! 14mo
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Laughterhp
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Made this this morning but forgot to post. #BookReport - Finished 6 books this week. At the point where I‘m reading a bunch of quick books for the most part.

#CurrentlyReading - about 100 pages into Orquidea Divina, about 50% into Twelve dates and only about 10% into The Last Graduate

Since I have a bunch currently going, I only have one other book on my #WeeklyForecast

Cinfhen You‘re on a roll 🎲🎲🎲🎲🎲 1y
mcctrish I just grabbed Twelve Days from the library. I agree that quick and easy reads are perfect for December 1y
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KateD1
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Recommend. Horowitz writes some of my favorite modern murder mysteries. A book within a book. #whodunnit #murdermystery #fiction

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Laughterhp
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Bear with me, I have a bunch of reviews. I‘m glad I gave this one a second chance. I‘ve been in the mood for cozy English Murder mysteries and this one popped up. I knew at the time I bailed it was totally me and I wasn‘t in the mood. This time I was.

I almost thought they weren‘t going to tell us the end of the mystery in the book but thankfully they did. I‘m curious to see how the other books in this series are based on the ending of this one

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Laughterhp
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Happy Sunday! 💚🏈🐱📚

My favorite house to go to because I get all the snugs. And watching the Patriots and Panthers games!

AmyG I am doing the same. Reading, minus the cat, watching the Colts vs Bucs game. Enjoy! 1y
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Ericalambbrown
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I read this a few years ago but relistened on Libby before moving on to Moonflower Murders. It‘s a good production!

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Kelly326
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I am about to start my last October #bookspinbingo book. I am still working on one last audio, but hoping to completely clear the board this month. I have had some unexpected extra reading time this week, and am taking full advantage.

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BekaReid
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Just saw this news: Magpie Murders TV series coming to MASTERPIECE on PBS!

PatriciaU Can‘t wait! 1y
EvieBee Yessss!!! 1y
BiblioLitten They should have hired Ben Kingsley 😝 12mo
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andrew61
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When I picked my reading for this week I found this unread & a perfect start as the author takes the classic murder mystery and mirrors it with a modern investigation as an editor has to solve both a missing last chapter of the whodunnit as well as the apparent suicide of the famously unlikeable writer. Anthony Horowitz brilliantly nods and winks at classic bks with joyous skill.
#AwesomeAugust with a wk off work I aim to finish 4 bks this wk.

Aims42 He‘s one of my newest favorite “auto-buy” authors 😍 Can‘t wait for his newest book to come out 🤩 1y
LeahBergen What a great photo! I enjoyed this book, too. 1y
BarbaraBB Beautiful picture! Where is this? 1y
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Cathythoughts That‘s a brilliant photo 👏🏻 1y
youneverarrived Lovely photo 1y
DivineDiana Love this photo! ❤️ 1y
andrew61 @BarbaraBB it's a small village in Northumberland called Amble. Our base for the week. 1y
andrew61 @Aims42 yes I saw him a few years ago and he is a great raconteur. 1y
BarbaraBB It looks lovely. Enjoy! 1y
andrew61 @DivineDiana @youneverarrived @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks all, Amble in Northumberland, and always time for a book photo opportunity. 1y
PhyllisH Great photo! 1y
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Cazxxx
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I really enjoyed this one. A mystery within a mystery and very British old school kind of book. If you like Christie you‘ll probably enjoy this one.
4 ⭐️

Lindsays_books I have this on my shelf, thinking it would be a good fall read 2y
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bell7
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Clever mystery within a mystery, featuring an editor who searches for the missing pages of a manuscript, and referring to classic mysteries throughout. A fun read, and I'll look forward to checking out the sequel.

Aims42 I loved this one, and I actually liked the sequel a fraction more 😍 Definitely worth reading!! 2y
bell7 @Aims42 oh that's good to know! I'm gonna try to read in a few months, long enough that I don't get tired of the story but close enough the first book is still fresh in my mind 2y
Aims42 @bell7 that is A+ planning 👍🏻 I hope you like it!! 2y
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BookBelle84
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I really enjoyed this one though not quite as much as Moriarty. I loved the two story lines and how the author analyzed the traditional murder mystery structure.

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ScientistSam
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The mystery within a mystery was well done, and I enjoyed the classic Britishness of the 'internal" mystery. I didn't really bond with the female protagonist of the "outer mystery", who behaved in a somewhat classic nosy-yet-ditsy way. (Yes I will confront the murderer with no backup and just trust them to do the right thing.) Overall, though, I found this to be enjoyable. 3.5-4?

ahomelibrary I read something by this author last summer. I have seen his other work around but not read any more. Gonna add this to TBR. I actually think it is often suggested to me on Goodreads too 😂 Love your thoughts on it. 2y
ScientistSam I'll be interested in seeing what you think @ahomelibrary 2y
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Twainy
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🎧 This was a fun audiobook. It‘s a mystery within a mystery with twists & turns.

I‘d compare it to an old English whodunnit. There‘s fan service to those old mysteries & their writers too!

It felt similar to the game/movie Clue. A cast of characters. No 1 person stood out to me. Ensemble cast. I liked & didn‘t like them.

If you‘re a hardcore mystery detective it might not be for you but I was just along for the ride & loved it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👇🏻

Twainy So we have an author submitting a manuscript for his new murder mystery, we get to read his book but then we pick up the editor again when she realizes the last few chapters are missing so there‘s a 2nd mystery right there before she even finds out that the author is dead & we‘re only halfway through the actual book with that 3rd mystery to solve.

Hardcover is on my Amazon Book wishlist. 😁 the narrator‘s were perfect, drew me in, comfort listen
2y
Scochrane26 I liked this one, but the first book I read by him was Moriarty, which I loved at the time. If you like Sherlock stories. 2y
Twainy @Scochrane26 I need to read Moonpie but then that is on my list!!! Thank you! I‘ve never read anything by this author. It was a genuinely good audiobook. Someone just told me there‘s more in the book, so I need to bump it up my Amazon list 😁 2y
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Twainy Ok it might not be moonpie LOL moonflower? The second book ..... 2y
Scochrane26 @Twainy yes, I think it‘s Moonflower Murders. I haven‘t read it yet. 2y
Twainy @Scochrane26 I took them both out at the library before I noticed their length 😁 so I gonna have to rush ... 2y
Trashcanman You still working? 2y
Twainy @Trashcanman hi George. I‘m wrapping some baby shower gifts. Work‘s on hold. Are you feeling better? 2y
Trashcanman @Twainy I am feeling better. I'm reading The Colorado Kid by Stephen King. Its been a good distraction. It's not as good as Later but still good. 2y
Twainy @Trashcanman I don‘t think I‘ve read that one. Scary? 2y
Trashcanman @Twainy Not at all, who done it of sorts 2y
Twainy @Trashcanman I‘ll add it to my TBR. 2y
Trashcanman 👁👁 2y
Twainy @Trashcanman 👋🏻 2y
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AutumnRLS
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Wonderful audiobook. I'm about 2/3rds in and I'm really enjoying it!

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mom2bugnbee
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Not bad for what is typically the busiest month of the year at work.

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Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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1️⃣ My older daughter's nickname is "Bug". When I was pregnant with her younger sister, she declared that the baby's nickname be "Bee" b/c bugs & bees go together. Thus, I'm always mom2bugnbee. ☺
2️⃣ "My spot" on the living room couch, preferably with the window open.
3️⃣ Tagged
4️⃣ Hubby, me, 18yo daughter (currently away at college), almost 16yo daughter, 2 cats.

@eggs #wondrouswednesday

Texreader That‘s an adorable story about bugnbee! 2y
Eggs # 1 - love that❣️. Thanks for playing ❤️📕❤️ 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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That was good. ☺ I'm now a fan. And, yes, the twist still has me reeling.

#Booked2021 Author's first name begins with A, B, or C @cinfen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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mom2bugnbee
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Just reading along... enjoying the whodunit... trying to figure it out...

AND THEN I HIT THE HALFWAY POINT AND OH MY WORD WHAT A TWIST!

No spoilers for those who haven't read it. But if you know, you know. One of the most creative twists I've ever read. Kudos, Mr. Horowitz.

howjessicareads Yessss he is SO CLEVER. The follow up is great too. 2y
Tianarose Brilliant author! 2y
Crazeedi This book is sitting on my shelf, tbr! 2y
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Dolly
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After reading some great reviews I was disappointed in this. The copious name dropping of famous authors was off putting. I question the reasoning (or lack there of) behind the murders but hesitate to discuss not only for the fact it‘s a spoiler but my attention span was challenged during the read. Text supplemented audio version as change in narration was not clear when listening.

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Allietaylor16
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I really enjoyed this book! I loved the story inside of a story format. I‘ll definitely be reading Moonflower Murders.

This is my March #bookspin.

TheAromaofBooks This one is on my shelf!!! It sounds so intriguing!! 2y
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