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Jumping Jenny
Jumping Jenny | Anthony Berkeley
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Gentleman sleuth Roger Sheringham is at a fancy-dress party where the theme is murderers and victims. The fun takes a sinister turn when a real victim is discovered hanging on the roof.
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quietjenn
Jumping Jenny | Anthony Berkeley
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Lazy, rainy Saturday. 🙂

Tamra Perfect! 😍 2mo
LeahBergen How is this one? It‘s waiting on my shelves. 2mo
batsy Love the cover! 2mo
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MrsK
Jumping Jenny | Anthony Berkeley
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Mehso-so

I‘ll get straight to the point. I despise aspects of this book. Yet as it was, for the most part, well written, I don‘t hate it. Berkeley‘s views are unpalatable and fills the narrative with casual insensitivity. While the writing is witty and the plot filled with twists, the story slows to a crawl. Yes it was enjoyable to see Sheringham made the patsy, but not enough to make up for all of the moral ambiguity. #NetGalley #PoisonedPenPress

batsy Oh dear! It had such promise based on the cover, description, and title. 1y
MrsK @batsy I‘ve read much of Berkeley‘s work and he‘s hard to like because of his views. Now when he writes as Francis Iles it‘s different. I love Malice Aforethought! 1y
LeahBergen Darn. I have this waiting on my shelves. 🙁 1y
MrsK Sorry @LeahBergen 😔. 1y
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MrsK
Jumping Jenny | Anthony Berkeley
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#OutstandingOctober Readathon time!!! It‘s another chance to do an ARC catch-up 😜. My goals are to read the three books on the top and complete reviews for the lower two books. Thanks for organizing this @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😁I‘m way behind on my reviews. 2y
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Published 1984. Berkeley created Detective Roger Sheringham. A fancy-dress party with Murderers and Victims and a mock gallows. A real victim is found. Sheringham is the chief suspect. He must save his own neck from the hangman‘s rope. Typical wit and irony. Berkeley is one of the most original crime novelists. Exciting and entertaining book. I read this book for my Century of Published Mystery Books Challenge. Recommended for mystery lovers.

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