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Too Dead To Dance (Jennifer Penny Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Diane Morlan
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Lederhosen, Accordions.....and a dead body!

And a dead body is what coffee roaster Jennifer Penny found when she walked into her coffee booth the second day of Hermann, Minnesota’s Polka Daze Festival.

Jennifer, Megan Murphy and Sister Bernadine, the only working nun in town, have been friends since second grade. When Sister Bernadine becomes the chief suspect, Jennifer gets on the bandwagon to find the real murderer and prove the innocence of her unjustly suspected friend.

While unearthing clues, Jennifer dodges the demands of her soon to be ex-husband and the advances of a sexy cop and a flirtatious butcher. She’ll need more than a double espresso to stay on her toes and solve this mystery.

TOO DEAD TO DANCE is filled with excitement, fun, and suspense, along with charming details drawn from the world of county fairs and craft exhibits.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 429 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0984479511
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cozy Cat Press (1 Jun 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003QTDMAM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #136,104 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too dead to dance. 15 April 2013
By mona
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The tittle is rather misleading. As books go it was an OK read but not particularly enthralling. It was a book I was able to put down easily afert reading just a chapter or two.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fairs, Coffee, and Dead Bodies Abound 10 Mar 2011
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The heroine of this mystery trips over the body right at the beginning of the story--a dead guy wearing lederhosen. Now that's how I like to see bad guys meet their end. This independent gal, Jennifer Penny (don't call her "Jenny Penny") goes on to find the fellow's murderer, all while running her own coffee roasting business, dodging her despicable ex-husband, and brewing up a little romance herself with a local cop. If, like me, you love cozy mysteries, because you can get wrapped up in a juicy tale filled with clues, excitement, laughter, and romance--then "Too Dead to Dance" is a great choice for you. I was especially smitten with all the lore of state fairs and craft shows that the author, Diane Morlan (obviously drawn from years of experience) brings to this well-rounded tale of amateur sleuthery.

Patricia Rockwell
Author--"Sounds of Murder" and "FM For Murder"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Light read 9 Oct 2013
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I found this interesting and undemanding, I enjoyed the craft-show background, and found it a good read on a long train journey. Well-written and formatted for Kindle, Spelling and grammar were fine (I feel I have to comment on this nowadays, as so often books don't seem to have been sub-editted) I would certainly read something else from the same author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 14 Aug 2013
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It was entertaining, and light hearted, just what I need for bed time reading. I would recommend it. It was fun!!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cozy Mystery For Lovers of Coffee and Crafts 17 May 2010
By Patricia A. Rockwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The heroine of this mystery trips over the body right at the beginning of the story--a dead guy wearing lederhosen. Now that's how I like to see bad guys meet their end. This independent gal, Jennifer Penny (don't call her "Jenny Penny") goes on to find the fellow's murderer, all while running her own coffee roasting business, dodging her despicable ex-husband, and brewing up a little romance herself with a local cop. If, like me, you love cozy mysteries, because you can get wrapped up in a juicy tale filled with clues, excitement, laughter, and romance--then "Too Dead to Dance" is a great choice for you. I was especially smitten with all the lore of state fairs and craft shows that the author, Diane Morlan (obviously drawn from years of experience) brings to this well-rounded tale of amateur sleuthery.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good start for series 11 July 2011
By E. Durham - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this story because quite frankly I am running out of series to read in the cozy genre. I totally disagree with the one star review of flat characters, poor dialogue. I think this story preogressed nicely and for a first book how much character development can you expect...really! I have read many series with the same premise and expected the same ole same ole...and was disappointed. These characters developed differently than I expected which was a nice surprise and I hope that it continues. It was a nice read for a hot, humid afternoon. I am looking forward to the next book with these characters. One thing to note for kindle readers...it is poorly set up for kindle reading and the format is at times detracting, but that is the publishers fault not the authors!
22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sample before purchase! 7 Oct 2010
By Petrichor - Published on Amazon.com
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After attempting to read this book I have decided unless it is one of my absolute favourite authors I will sample books before committing to the purchase.
The book has not been formatted well for Kindle- no matter how I resized the text was never quite right, it was sometimes justified to the right and there were a lot of half pages and quarter pages.
This would have been acceptable if the story was any good, but the characters were flat, the writing was stiff and the dialogue even more so. Eventually I gave up and skipped through to the end. I love a good cozy for a bit of escapism, but this is NOT a good cozy. Well done to the writer for writing and publishing a book, but a better mentor or editor is required here.
In future, I will also check that the other reviewers are not fellow indy-writers!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a good editor 10 April 2013
By Alaskana - Published on Amazon.com
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I'll admit, I haven't quite finished this book. I read a couple of chapters, then get frustrated and have to quit for awhile. When I first started this, it wasn't long before I concluded this had to be a self-published book (and it looks like I was right). My biggest complaint with many of these is the lack of good editing and this was no exception. The formatting issues drove me nuts, but that was likely out of the author's control, but the inconsistencies (how can the same restaurant be in two different towns at the same time?), typos and grammar issues should have been corrected.

The main character was also inconsistent. She went from being a reasonably interesting adult to a ridiculously immature adolescent, especially when confronted by any reasonably good looking male. The other characters were forgettable and I found it hard to be interested in any of them, when I could remember who they were. I could also have done without the sporadic Fargo dialect. I found the behavior of some of the characters odd. For example, why would the policeman roughly shake Jennifer by the shoulders after she'd been in a car wreck and ask if she's all right? Makes no sense. There are a number of such instances. I also felt as if there was too much dead space, i.e. periods where nothing happened to move the story along.

Saying that, I think with a good editor, this could have been a pretty good story. The potential for a fun cozy series is here, but the author needs to find someone who really knows editing to help whip it into shape.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrid 9 Jan 2012
By Longfellow - Published on Amazon.com
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Jennifer Penny started off as a fairly believeable character and ended up as an adolescent over the age of 40. The plot was promising in the beginning and then everything fell apart. It was as though a deadline had to be met for the publisher and nothing about quality mattered. As the book progressed, there were more instances of no transition or anything else. As the romance progressed, it became something only a teenager could describe without appearing totally foolish. That thing called editing also failed to show up. Very disappointing. I only paid .99, but I felt cheated.
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