A Murder of Magpies

A Murder of Magpies

Large Print - 2015
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It's just another day at the office for London book editor Samantha "Sam" Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, dealing with her star novelist's latest unpublishable effort, lunch with Kit Lowell, whose new book dishes the dirt on a recent fashion industry scandal. Then Sam's nine-to-five life is turned upside down when she's propelled into a criminal investigation. Someone doesn't want Kit's manuscript published -- and will do anything to stop it.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781410479136
1410479137
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE MYSTERY FLANDERS 2015
Characteristics: 385 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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JessicaGma Jul 23, 2018

Kooky and slight unbelievable, it's a great addition to the amateur sleuth genre. Sam is indeed whip smart and unwilling to put up with crap, so fumbles along and of course finds some good clues. It's a nice antidote to the dark scando noirs out there.

DPLjennyp Apr 06, 2018

An enjoyable, quick read. Good characters and good mystery. I read it on a plane and it was perfect.

An ok beach read but not memorable.

ontherideau Jul 07, 2017

Readers of Janet Evanovich might enjoy this

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brangwinn
Jul 05, 2017

I’ll be looking for more books in this series about a London editor who gets caught up in solving a murder mystery. Although at times, the story seems a little ludicrous, it’s the characters that will keep me wanting more, that and the behind the scenes look at the world of publishing.

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maipenrai
Nov 12, 2016

The first book in the Sam Clair series

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merlinsilver
Nov 07, 2016

Fantastic !!! It was cute, witty, and sometime instead of a chuckle, I laughed out loud. Just the ticket to get my mind off of the depressing Presidential Election.

karcoldelharvic5 Sep 10, 2015

the front of this book says 'deadly funny' and 'whip smart and devious. I found it bland and found nothing funny anywhere in the book.

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cardigramma
Jul 21, 2015

This is Ms. Flanders first novel. I have read and enjoyed her non-fiction and her novel is just as good, very smart and funny.

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Novel_Librarian
Jun 02, 2015

A really fun mystery, good characters, a story which focuses more on the impact of a sensational novel than on murder (refreshing!). Recommended.

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