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Murderers Prefer Blondes by Amanda Matetsky

Murderers Prefer Blondes

by Amanda Matetsky

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The Good: Paige and her neighbor Abby are fun characters to read. There's some decent humor mixed in with a great 1950's setting. The author does a great job setting the mood and tone of the time for working women. A light, easy read.

The Bad: The mystery was sort of obvious once readers were introduced to the possible suspects. While I enjoyed the humorous tone, I actually found myself wishing things in the book were viewed a little more seriously. There was a flippant feeling that took away from the urgency of the mystery. ( )
1 vote TequilaReader | Dec 5, 2013 |
First in the series of Paige Turner mysteries. Matetsky does a great job of evoking period and conveying the limitations women experienced when they were on their own in the early 1950s. ( )
  drruth | Jul 5, 2006 |
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The year is 1954, and Paige Turner is a feisty young widow with Brenda Starr bravado and a fixation with following in Agatha Christie's footsteps. Trouble is, she works like a dog at Daring Detective magazine and her lousy pun of a name has made her the butt of all office jokes. All she wants is to pen a memorable mystery. Enter the corpse of twenty-four-year-old beauty Babs Comstock, found with a Hop along Cassidy jump rope wrapped around her neck. Now, Paige has to find a murderer and tell the tale that could make her writing career -- or cut short her life.

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