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Tamar Myers

Teoksen Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Tamar Myers was born and raised in the Belgian Congo (now just the Congo). Her parents were missionaries. She was sixteen when her family settled in America. In college she began to submit novels for publication, but it took 23 years for her to get published. Persistence paid off, however, because näytä lisää Tamar is now the author of two ongoing mystery series. One is set in Pennsylvania and features Magdalena Yoder, an Amish-Mennonite sleuth who runs a bed and breakfast in the mythical town of Hernia. The other is set in the Carolinas and centers around the adventures of Abigail Timberlake, the proud owner of a Charlotte (and later Charleston) antique store, the Den of Antiquity. Tamar now calls Charlotte, NC home. She lives with her husband, plus a Basenji dog, a Bengal cat, and an orange tabby rescue cat. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth (1995) 375 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Larceny and Old Lace (1996) 283 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Crime (1995) 254 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
The Crepes of Wrath (2001) 243 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
No Use Dying over Spilled Milk (1996) 206 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Gilt By Association (1996) 206 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
A Penny Urned (2000) 206 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Custard's Last Stand (2003) 201 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Just Plain Pickled to Death (1997) 201 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Nightmare in Shining Armor (2001) 200 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Ming and I (1997) 199 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Estate of Mind (1999) 195 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
So Faux, So Good (1998) 194 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Eat, Drink and Be Wary (1998) 190 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Gruel and Unusual Punishment (2002) 189 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Baroque and Desperate (1999) 187 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Between a Wok and a Hard Place (1998) 185 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Tiles and Tribulations (2003) 184 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Play It Again, Spam (1999) 181 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Witch Doctor's Wife (2009) 180 kappaletta, 22 arvostelua
Hell Hath No Curry (2007) 179 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Thou Shalt Not Grill (2004) 178 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Hand That Rocks the Ladle (2000) 172 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
As the World Churns (2008) 172 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Assault and Pepper (2005) 169 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Splendor in the Glass (2002) 166 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Monet Talks (2005) 150 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Grape Expectations (2006) 150 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Statue of Limitations (2004) 141 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Cane Mutiny (2006) 141 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Batter Off Dead (2009) 137 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Death of a Rug Lord (2008) 126 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Butter Safe Than Sorry (2010) 109 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Headhunter's Daughter (2011) 96 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots (1705) 67 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
Poison Ivory (2009) 63 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Glass Is Always Greener (1964) 54 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Girl Who Married an Eagle (1656) 36 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
The Death of Pie (2014) 36 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Tea with Jam and Dread (2016) 25 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Dark Side of Heaven (2006) 15 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Puddin' on the Blitz (2019) 11 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Meat Thy Maker (A Pennsylvania-Dutch mystery, 24) (2023) 7 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

Death Dines at 8:30 (2001) — Avustaja — 88 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Killer Confections (2015) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta

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I read this as part of my Around the World in 80 Books challenge. A mystery story set in the 1950s in the Belgian Congo before its independence from Belgium (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). The main character is Amanda Brown, a young American missionary who moves out to the village of Belle Vue to run a missionary guesthouse. The author was born and raised in the Belgian Congo by missionary parents so she is on familiar territory. Although Amanda’s mission is to convert souls, the book does not really focus on religion but is a rather quaint look at the villagers, their lives and the way they perceive the oddities of the Europeans, and makes some points about the effects of colonialism. Amanda is proud of having learnt Tshiluba the local Congolese language, but finds there is much else to learn. The story is populated by great characters such as Their Death, Cripple, Second Wife and Protruding Navel. My favourite character was First Wife, Cripple, with her sharp mind and outspoken ways. When a priceless diamond is discovered a series of events is set in train. I found the story fun and entertaining. There were snippets at the beginning of each chapter about the Congo, its people and fauna. It also highlighted the tension in Belgium between the Walloons (French speakers) and the Flemish (dutch speakers). A light mystery with some historical and cultural insights into colonial Belgian Congo. My only complaint was there seemed to be some loose ends in the mystery that didn’t entirely resolve.… (lisätietoja)
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mimbza | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2024 |
I just finished this hilarious book this morning. Magdalena really cracked me up! I hadn't read a mystery in a really long time...so long that I'm not even sure I've ever read one! Besides the goofy storyline and humorous characters, I really liked how the author showed us a glimpse into how Magdalena viewed things on the "outside"--opposite from me! For instance, as she's checking people into her hotel, she says how she wishes she could go visit all these places that the people come from. That's ironic because the number one place that I would love to go visit is Amish country! Also, she says that all the English (non-Amish people) look alike to her--funny because the Amish all dress pretty much the same--(same clothes style, hair cuts or up-do's, shoes, buggies, etc.)--they all look alike to me!… (lisätietoja)
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classyhomemaker | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 11, 2023 |
Very odd, Facebook Memories indicates that I reviewed this book. However the review seems to have disappeared from this site. I recall having enjoyed the descriptions of the customs of various tribes.
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ritaer | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 18, 2023 |
it's was a fun little romp of a book. I would rather like hanging out with Mags for a bit
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Fish_Witch | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 4, 2023 |


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