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An Unexplained Death
An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere | Mikita Brottman
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When the body of a missing man is discovered in the Belvedere, an apparent suicide, resident Mikita Brottman becomes obsessed with the mysterious circumstances of his death. The Belvedere used to be a hotel dating back to Baltimore's Golden Age but is now converted into flats, and as Brottman investigates the perplexing case of the dead man, she soon becomes caught up in the strange and violent secrets of the Belvedere's past. Her compulsions drive her to an investigation lasting over a decade. Utterly absorbing and original, An Unexplained Death will lead you down the dark and winding corridors of the Belvedere and into the deadly impulses and obsessions of the human heart.
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BittersweetBooks
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Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth 🧐❓

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TheBookDream
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rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💛🖤💛 10mo
TheBookDream @rachelsbrittain glad you saw it! I have a hit or miss relationship with the tagging system on Litsy 10mo
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TheBookDream
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How is it that the weekend rolls around and I get sucked into a book like this?! 😬😞

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3/5🌟 A Mysterious, Compulsive and Passionate Non Fiction Read. 10 years in the making, Brottman's obsessive investigations into the death of a man and the history behind the building he died in were facinating! Along with a study on suicide.
Part mystery/true crime, part history and almost part memoir at times made this an interesting read which I flew through.

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I enjoyed this book. Don‘t expect a straightforward true crime story. Be prepared to meander, digress, wander off the main streets into Baltimore and Belvedere Hotel history. The book surprises with anecdotes of suicide and random facts about crime scene investigations. The real star (& protagonist of the book) is the author, who reveals her quirky obsessions throughout. Expect rants about rat poison! Expect anything!

LauraJ This sounds wonderful! 12mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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The author‘s writing style is best described as meandering, as she not only discusses this case but other murders/suicides which took place here over the years.

Personally I found the detours interesting but others may find they detract from the main story. I‘m not sure I agree with her conclusion either but it was a good read.

TW - suicides

Thanks to NetGalley & publishers, Canongate Books, for the opportunity to review an ARC. 4 🌟

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This book was a disaster. Although I found the story about Rey‘s death compelling the other parts of the book were disjointed and uninteresting. It was like the author wanted to write about Rey but there just wasn‘t enough there. And I found her conclusion on what happened to Rey to be shockingly irresponsible and based on nothing more than supposition. I hated when she brought the book around so much to her and feeling invisible (con‘t below)

ReadingSusan her talking about rats being killed and her talking about the history of suicides at the Belvedere. It just didn‘t flow together. Huge disappointment because she is a good writer.

I was provided an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
13mo
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