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Molly MacRae

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Molly MacRae is an American author, based in Illinois. In the past, she was curator of the history museum in Jonesborough, Tennessee. She also managed of The Book Place, an independent bookstore in Tennessee. She writes novels, short stories, nonfiction, and plays. Her series include Margaret and näytä lisää Bitsy, Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, and the Highland Bookshop Mystery. Her awards include the 2000 Sherwood Anderson Award for short fiction for More or Less, the 2001 Virginia Highlands Creative Writing Contest, first prize for novel, Wilder Rumors, the 2012 Suspense Magazine's Best of 2012 for Last Wool and Testament, and the 2013 Lovey Award for Best Paranormal for Last Wool and Testament, and the 2015 Lovey Award for Best Paranormal for Plagued by Quilt. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Plaid and Plagiarism (2016) 266 kappaletta, 25 arvostelua
Last Wool and Testament (2012) 212 kappaletta, 20 arvostelua
Dyeing Wishes (2013) 121 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Spinning in Her Grave (2014) 98 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Scones and Scoundrels (2018) 98 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Plagued by Quilt (2014) 81 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Knot the Usual Suspects (2015) 65 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Thistles and Thieves (2020) 62 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Crewel and Unusual (2019) 61 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Heather and Homicide (2020) 37 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Argyles and Arsenic (2022) 24 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Wilder Rumors (2007) 22 kappaletta
Lawn Order (2010) 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
My Troubles (2014) 7 kappaletta

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USA

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Come Shell or High Water by Molly MacRae sounded like a fun, paranormal cozy mystery. I started reading and I felt like I was plopped into the middle of the story. It made for a frustrating reading experience. The ending was better than the beginning. I enjoyed visiting Ocracoke Island. The shell shop was intriguing, and I enjoyed learning about different shells. I thought it was a convoluted tale (so much going on). The quirky characters overtake the story. My favorite character is the pirate ghost, Emrys. His comments had me chuckling. There is humor throughout the lighthearted story. The mystery clues are rehashed too many times (I got to know them by heart). There was minimal suspense, and the story could have used some tension in a couple of places. We are required to suspend our disbelief several times. I wish the author had not included an inept police officer (I’m sorry, but it is so cliché). I like that Maureen is a mature protagonist. I liked parts of Come Shell or High Water, but I had trouble with the writing style. It is different from the author’s previous works. The story felt forced (like she was trying too hard) and it was a little too cute. I am not sure that I will continue with A Haunted Shell Shop Mysteries.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Kris_Anderson | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 11, 2024 |
“Something poisonous is going on.”

I’ve been a fan of this series from the beginning and my lukewarm response to this one surprised me. Maybe my brain is on summer vacation...but this time around it seemed like there were so many characters to keep track of and our four sleuths kept talking in circles until out of no where, bam, the case was wrapped up and we got answers for all of the mysteries spun in this tale even if our main characters didn’t. Still, a solid outing.
 
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ValeriS29 | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 8, 2024 |
new-series, first-in-series, Outer Banks, hurricane, recipes, ghosts, storyteller, murder, electricity, concussion, paramnesia, amateur-sleuth, local-law-enforcement, suspense, malacologist, shell-collector, South Carolina, small-business, small-town, situational-humor, septuagenarian, siblings, investigations, island-life****

Within very few pages retired malacologist and professional storyteller (recently widowed) Maureen Nash is terrified when crossing the waters in the wake of a hurricane to the Barrier Island, Oracoke, slips in household water that has developed an electrical charge, met a 274 y/o ghost of a pirate, and gotten a concussion to complicate the electrical scrambling. Then things really get going!
I requested and received a free temporary EARC from Kensington Books | Kensington Cozies via NetGalley. Thank you!
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jetangen4571 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 30, 2024 |
Although a bit confusing during the first few chapters, once you get your bearings straight, this first book in a new cozy mystery series has a lot to offer. The novel includes an intriguing resident ghost, a charming Southern island setting, quirky characters, and an amusing storyline. Lots of beachcombing and muffins, there are even a few recipes at the end! A good choice for cozy fans who need a summer read or readers who prefer coastal cozies. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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LibStaff2 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 9, 2024 |

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