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Amanda Flower

Teoksen Crime and Poetry tekijä

48 teosta 3,166 jäsentä 465 arvostelua 4 Favorited


Tekijän teokset

Crime and Poetry (2016) 325 kappaletta
Assaulted Caramel (2017) 198 kappaletta
Prose and Cons (2016) 193 kappaletta
A Plain Death (2012) 137 kappaletta
Murders and Metaphors (2019) 137 kappaletta
Lethal Licorice (2018) 113 kappaletta
A Plain Scandal (2013) 108 kappaletta
Maid of Murder (2010) 97 kappaletta
Premeditated Peppermint (2018) 97 kappaletta
Flowers and Foul Play (2018) 96 kappaletta
Farm to Trouble (2021) 87 kappaletta
Verse and Vengeance (2019) 87 kappaletta
A Plain Disappearance (2013) 82 kappaletta
Toxic Toffee (2019) 81 kappaletta
Matchmaking Can Be Murder (2019) 73 kappaletta
Marshmallow Malice (2020) 69 kappaletta
Death and Daisies (2018) 65 kappaletta
Lemon Drop Dead (2021) 62 kappaletta
Andi Unexpected (2013) 62 kappaletta
Dead End Detective (2020) 58 kappaletta
Crimes and Covers (2022) 56 kappaletta
Peanut Butter Panic (2022) 54 kappaletta
The Final Reveille (1605) 52 kappaletta
Courting Can Be Killer (2020) 47 kappaletta
Murder in a Basket (2012) 46 kappaletta
Marriage Can Be Mischief (2021) 46 kappaletta
Put Out to Pasture (2022) 46 kappaletta
Mums and Mayhem (2020) 45 kappaletta
Criminally Cocoa (2019) 41 kappaletta
The Final Tap (2016) 38 kappaletta
Blueberry Blunder (2023) 35 kappaletta
Botched Butterscotch (2020) 34 kappaletta
Andi Under Pressure (2014) 33 kappaletta
In Farm's Way (2023) 30 kappaletta
Candy Cane Crime (2020) 30 kappaletta
A Plain Malice (2014) 28 kappaletta
Honeymoons Can Be Hazardous (2022) 28 kappaletta
The Final Vow (2017) 27 kappaletta
Andi Unstoppable (2015) 26 kappaletta
Frozen Detective (2022) 24 kappaletta
To Slip the Bonds of Earth (2024) 17 kappaletta

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Ohio, USA
Akron, Ohio, USA
academic librarian
mystery author
Sisters in Crime
Sisters in Crime Columbus Ohio
Sisters in Crime Guppies
America Christian Fiction Writers
Nicole Resciniti (Seymour Agency)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Author Amanda Flower, a native of Akron, Ohio, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Like her main character India Hayes, Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. When she is not at the library or writing her next mystery, she is an avid traveler who has been to seventeen countries, forty-eight U.S. states, and counting. Maid of Murder is her debut novel and the first in a series featuring amateur sleuth India Hayes.



I really enjoyed this book...Very good historical mystery..looking forward to more in this series..
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ReedaPNR | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 23, 2024 |
Cozy mystery set in a village bookshop, where Violet is the new Caretaker of the tree, tuxedo car and a Crow that quotes Poe. When a local author is killed in the shop, who could the murderer be? A few false leads, of course, before the villain is revealed.
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nancynova | 28 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 18, 2024 |
Well this was a disappointment. It sounded so much better than it turned out to be. After reading 180 pages (out of 272 – including the epilogue) and dreading picking it up again, I gave myself permission to stop reading. But let me tell you why.

First, the writing style and word choice was contrived and cliché-ridden. For instance, Orville Wright (an adult male character) says, “I have half a mind to march down to the newspaper office right now and give them a piece of my mind.” What man says this? This is a cliché that maybe a grandmother from the early 1900s, or someone in a shallow cozy mystery would say. And using the word “mind” twice in one sentence? An author should know better. Then on the next page main character Katharine Wright describes a character: “He swore like a sailor and smoked like a chimney. His crude manner rubbed me the wrong way.” Clichés like this demonstrate lazy writing.

I kept thinking I was reading a Young Adult book, as it seemed to be written for a younger reader. I enjoy YA novels, but somehow this was almost insulting in its dialogue, lack of character development, and slow-moving plot.

And adding a fictional murder mystery to the story was just silly. It’s historical fiction about actual inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright and their younger sister Katharine. The facts of the Wright brothers and their invention of the first airplane are fascinating enough, but to create a murder for Katharine to solve as the basis of the novel is farfetched. Putting the brothers on the back burner (ooh, another cliché) was such a waste, and the novel just didn’t hold my interest. If the writing had been of higher quality….

I also couldn’t feel any connection to Katharine, which contributed to my disappointment.

This could have been so much better. I can’t recommend it.
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PhyllisReads | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 27, 2024 |
This novel revolves around Katharine Wright, the lesser known sister of the famous brothers. Orville and Wilbur had just recently achieved their goal with the historic flight of 57 seconds. Now home for Christmas, Wilbur attends a Christmas party with Katharine, taking with him important drawings and figures of the flying machine. While there, the plans are stolen, and Wilbur is shattered by their loss. He conceals this upsetting fact from his brother and implores Katharine to help him find the missing documents. Secondary in his mind is the murder of a guest at the party, stabbed to death. A suspect is arrested, but Katharine is sure that person is innocent. Now she has two mysteries to solve. This work of historical fiction is gripping and intriguing. Katharine is a complex character, and her intellect and caring nature are evident as the story unfolds. The mysteries are well plotted, and setting will take you back in time. Readers will get an understanding of what society was really like back then. Amanda Flower is an amazing author whose books never fail to please her readers.… (lisätietoja)
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Maydacat | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 22, 2024 |



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