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Magpie Murders
Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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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 1w
DogMomIrene @Itchyfeetreader Thank you! I love them to pieces. 1w
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Nebklvr
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Panpan

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. 3w
Cathythoughts Excellent picture 💫 3w
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!” 😂😂😂 2w
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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!

4thhouseontheleft That looks beautiful! Enjoy! 1mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful photo! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Gorgeous 😍 1mo
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Andrew65 Looks heavenly, enjoy. 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts Fabulous! Enjoy 1mo
Graywacke Wow 1mo
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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! 1mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @LiteraryinLawrence I'm enjoying it so much! 1mo
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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 🎲🎲🎲🎲🎲 2mo
mcctrish I just grabbed Twelve Days from the library. I agree that quick and easy reads are perfect for December 2mo
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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! 2mo
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Ericalambbrown
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Pickpick

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! 4mo
EvieBee Yessss!!! 4mo
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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 🤩 5mo
LeahBergen What a great photo! I enjoyed this book, too. 5mo
BarbaraBB Beautiful picture! Where is this? 5mo
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Cathythoughts That‘s a brilliant photo 👏🏻 5mo
youneverarrived Lovely photo 5mo
DivineDiana Love this photo! ❤️ 5mo
andrew61 @BarbaraBB it's a small village in Northumberland called Amble. Our base for the week. 5mo
andrew61 @Aims42 yes I saw him a few years ago and he is a great raconteur. 5mo
BarbaraBB It looks lovely. Enjoy! 5mo
andrew61 @DivineDiana @youneverarrived @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks all, Amble in Northumberland, and always time for a book photo opportunity. 5mo
PhyllisH Great photo! 5mo
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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 6mo
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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!! 7mo
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 7mo
Aims42 @bell7 that is A+ planning 👍🏻 I hope you like it!! 7mo
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BookBelle84
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Pickpick

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. 7mo
ScientistSam I'll be interested in seeing what you think @ahomelibrary 7mo
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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
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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. 8mo
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 😁 8mo
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Twainy Ok it might not be moonpie LOL moonflower? The second book ..... 8mo
Scochrane26 @Twainy yes, I think it‘s Moonflower Murders. I haven‘t read it yet. 8mo
Twainy @Scochrane26 I took them both out at the library before I noticed their length 😁 so I gonna have to rush ... 8mo
Trashcanman You still working? 8mo
Twainy @Trashcanman hi George. I‘m wrapping some baby shower gifts. Work‘s on hold. Are you feeling better? 8mo
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. 8mo
Twainy @Trashcanman I don‘t think I‘ve read that one. Scary? 8mo
Trashcanman @Twainy Not at all, who done it of sorts 8mo
Twainy @Trashcanman I‘ll add it to my TBR. 8mo
Trashcanman 👁👁 8mo
Twainy @Trashcanman 👋🏻 8mo
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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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TheRiehlDeal
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Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 9mo
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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! 9mo
Eggs # 1 - love that❣️. Thanks for playing ❤️📕❤️ 9mo
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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. 9mo
Tianarose Brilliant author! 9mo
Crazeedi This book is sitting on my shelf, tbr! 9mo
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Dolly
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Mehso-so

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!! 10mo
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Allietaylor16
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I‘m really enjoying this one so far! I‘ve had it on my shelf for so long, and I‘m glad it‘s my #bookspin this month.

Aims42 That‘s one of my favorites!! I hope you like it ❤️ 11mo
Addison_Reads I just read this one last month and really liked it. I look forward to your review. 11mo
LiteraryinLawrence Loved this one! 11mo
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BookishTrish
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Just as good the second time round.... on to the sequel!

Bookzombie 💕🐈‍⬛ 11mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 11mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 11mo
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Leelee08
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I just started this, and already the story-within-a-story is a little confusing. Has anyone read this? Does it get better/easier?

LiteraryinLawrence Yes, it definitely makes sense once you read a little bit. I ended up loving this one, so I would suggest sticking with it if it‘s not driving you too nuts to be confused at first. 11mo
Leelee08 @LiteraryinLititz Thank you! I‘ll keep going. Just wanted to make sure I wasn‘t crazy.😂 11mo
Tamra Keep going! 11mo
Jaimelire It‘s good 11mo
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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

I was surprised by this book. The story within a story setup was very well done. Although I typically prefer my mysteries to be a bit darker, this was a fun, easy read that kept me entertained.

TheAromaofBooks This one is on my shelf!! I'm sure I'll get to it someday 😂 11mo
vivastory Love this one 11mo
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Readswithcoffee
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After listening to Moonflower Murders, I was inspired to go back and re-listen to the first in the series. I‘m a big fan of the whodunnit wrapped in a whodunnit device. I hope there will be more books in this series.

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aperfectmjk
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I finished this one last night. This was a nice mystery packed within a mystery. It's original and entertaining. Definitely a fun read. I'm excited to read the new sequel Moonflower Murders. I have it on hold, I hope it becomes available soon while it's all fresh in my mind still.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks This one is on my shelf!! I'm going to get to it one of these days! 14mo
kspenmoll Enjoyed this!!! 14mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Mini bookhaul from Thriftbooks! I bought The Outsider before I finished it, and then I hated the ending. Oops. 😂 Magpie Murders was a Litsy made me do it situation.

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Scochrane26
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I loved Moriarty, so I think that‘s how this ended up on my tbr a few years ago. A unique story because it has a whole mystery novel in the novel, so there‘s 2 mysteries going on. A good story, with some meta references to other mystery authors & writing. Don‘t think I‘m interested enough in the MC to read the sequel that is coming out next month. I also got another bingo for #bookspinbingo. #scarathlon @Clwojick #teamslaughter 16 pts

Clwojick Way to go!! 1y
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perfectlywinged
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The first part of this book is an Agatha Christie murder mystery and right when it gets to the murder reveal it switches back to the frame narrative of an editor reading the manuscript. Puzzled by the unfinished ending she is soon using clues from the story to figure out who killed her author!

LiteraryinLawrence I‘m about to do a reread of this because the sequel comes out (in the US at least) in 2 weeks! 1y
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Scochrane26
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I just started this one last night.
1. The county I work in is going to continue with virtual learning until Christmas break then re-evaluate.
2. Litsy—a social media I can go to that doesn‘t make me angry & stressed
@Cosmos_Moon #thankfulthursday

Cosmos_Moon 🥰 glad you can destress on one social media platform. I like it here, too, and I feel like I learn a lot more on this one. 1y
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francescareads
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Just finished listening to this. Two narrators, both very good. 🎧

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LDavisMunro
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Good morning ☕️ This morning I finished reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. This is a fun read in the classic whodunnit genre but with the added element of a whodunnit book within the book. Super fun and clever, I loved the characters and the twists and turns. I was surprised by both endings 🤭 📚#morningswithabook #morningsspentreading #whodunnits #magpiemurders #bookstagram

Aims42 I loved this book so much 🥰 I‘m on the waitlist at my library for the sequel 🤓 1y
LDavisMunro @Aims42 I can‘t wait to get to the sequel 🤗 1y
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reema
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Rather clever little book within a book. It‘s a cozy mystery, à la Agatha Christie, set inside of another mystery about the suicide of the author of said mystery. The last bit of the book has gone missing and the book itself seems to be a clue as to where the missing pages are and why they‘re gone.

kspenmoll I really enjoyed this book! 1y
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JulAnna
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I have wanted to read this for a long time, and am finding it very interesting. A little thrown off by what just happened half way through! 🧐. I need a blanket to be out on my porch this morning 😊

Chelsea.Poole Looks cozy 😊 1y
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VanessaCW
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I really enjoyed this one. It definitely harks back to the golden age of murder mysteries. It‘s very entertaining and I tho get it was clever, a murder mystery within a murder mystery. I listened to it via Audible and thought the narrators were wonderful, they kept my attention throughout. I‘m very interested in reading the second book in the series.

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Aims42
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Same softball field, different book 😆 Found the perfect spot 😎

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Hestapleton
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Mehso-so

And my #doublespin is complete! This was just meh, unfortunately. The story within a story was a little too jarring and I couldn‘t quite hang in there with the editor‘s storyline. It just didn‘t keep my attention the way a whodunit should. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Also a #litsyaward winner for #summerfun

TheAromaofBooks I've had this one on my list for a while, but I've seen a lot of mixed reviews. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence I actually loved this one, but what you said makes sense too! 2y
AlaMich Tuxedo belly!! 😻 (edited) 2y
veritysalter I loved it, but I am a fan of Anthony Horowitz in general and could visualise him as his ‘character‘. I totally get what you mean though. 2y
StayCurious Love your reading companion :) 1y
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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 11

#tbrpile #theTBRmountain

veritysalter I loved this one ♥️ 2y
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jfount
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I thought this was just delightful. I was a bit concerned at the length when it arrived and I was equally concerned that it might be a bit too self-involved, but in practice I enjoyed it thoroughly and devoured it quickly. The interplay of fiction and reality (book-reality and real-reality) was well done and interesting without being too contrived.

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wen4blu
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I was so wrapped up in the “story-within-a-story” that when it ended and the book reverted back to the original story, I was lost!

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Liatrek
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This is between and pick and so-so for me there were too many stories within a story and dragged a bit. I did love the narrator who was the actress who played Moneypenny in Pierce Bronson James Bond movies.

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brittanythebookdragon
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Mehso-so

A whodunnit inside of a whodunnit in theory sounds superb but it fell flat for me. It wasn‘t bad but it also wasn‘t that great to me. It ended up being okay. I didn‘t really like Susan. I thought she was nosy and had this self importance thing going on because she was this *AAHHHMAZING* editor and meh...cool your tits, lady. Overall, it‘s a good concept but it was just too much. By the end, I just didn‘t care who had actually done it.

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BookishMarginalia
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#CurrentlyListening via #Scribd — it‘s a reread for next month‘s book club meeting via Zoom

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amywithbooks
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Current read! I have heard really great things about this one.

Slajaunie I enjoyed it. 2y
OnlyYoo I really loved this book 2y
kspenmoll Wonderful book! 2y
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