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Killing Cassidy (A Dorothy Martin Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Jeanne M. Dams

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Dorothy Martin is fitting in comfortably in her new English home, and now that her policeman husband, Alan, has retired, she’s looking forward to some quiet time with him. But then the letter arrives: an old acquaintance in Indiana has died and left her a small inheritance. It seems an excuse to travel back to the States and take a well-deserved vacation.

Dorothy should have known better. As well as the money, Kevin Cassidy has left a note predicting his own murder. It seems absurd; the beloved professor was ninety-six when he died, apparently from pneumonia. But Alan and Dorothy know about innocent facades. As Dorothy begins to investigate, Alan discovers that his wife’s sleuthing is hard work . . . and that here, Dorothy is very much in charge.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 331 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Digital (1 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C1C0UU0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #489,398 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Graet amateur sleuth mystery 16 Nov. 2000
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
Sexagenarian American Dorothy Martin has lived in England for three years. Her husband of two years ex-Deputy Constable Alan Nesbitt recognizes that Dorothy has a zest for living, but cannot understand how she always seems to land in the middle of a homicide investigation. While the happily married duo eats breakfast, a letter arrives from the states stating that a dear friend recently passed away leaving Dorothy with $5,000 provided she returns to Indiana to collect her inheritance.

Dorothy knows that ninety-five year old Kevin Cassidy would never have capriciously called her home unless he had cause. Accompanied by Alan, Dorothy returns to the American hinterland only to receive the check and a letter in which the deceased claims someone murdered him and he wants hr to investigate his claim. The medical records state that Kevin died from pneumonia, but a little digging surfaces viable suspects with means, motives, and opportunities to abet Mother Nature.

KILLING CASSIDY seems similar in style to the works of Agatha Christie and consequently fans of the great author will enjoy this old-fashioned amateur sleuth tale. Alan and Dorothy are a warm couple whose sweet, realistic romance proves the furnace still runs. The story line is cerebral and complex with strong secondary characters (including the deceased) adding depth and color to the plot. Jeanne M. Dams creates another winning novel that will send elated mystery lovers seeking her previous works.

Harriet Klausner
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and engaging mystery with minimal violence 13 Nov. 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed all of Ms Dams' Dorothy Martin mysteries, and so was looking forward to this one. I was not disappointed. My favorite aspect of this series is the interaction between Dorothy and her husband, Alan, and this book has more of this interaction than any of its predecessors.
Dorothy and her husband return to the United States pursuant to the will of an old friend of Dorothy's. Dorothy discovers that much about her former home town has changed; thus, introducing Alan to her home town involves some emotional pitfalls. The mystery is more of a backdrop to what I viewed as the main plot, the developing relationship between Alan and Dorothy. Thus, I did not mind that the mystery aspects of the plot were not particularly strong.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Her Best!! 24 Jan. 2001
By A Customer - Published on
This title was the least entertaining of her works. Also, I cannot understand how the major mistake about the beverage she's drinking got by the proofreaders!! Ceartainly sloppy editing! But the author lectures us too much during this book on the differences between the US and English medical systems and it really adds nothing to the book or plot.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to par 12 Jan. 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Page 1 says, "I poured myself a seconf cup of tea>" The conversation continues in the same setting and on page 4 the author writes, "I took a sip of my cold coffee." Very sloppy proof reading, if nothing else. The plot is about as interesting as her cold coffe. The descriptions of the countryside of Indiana are well crafted. If you are snowed in and received this book as a gift it is good for an afternoon read.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best in the series... 19 Jan. 2002
By Louis M. Perdue - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
...but I think I enjoyed it more than the other reviewers listed here. One factor that may have played into my enjoyment is the fact that I lived in southern Indiana for quite some time (now living in Europe) so I recognized many of the locales mentioned, especially the Indiana University sites.
I do have to agree with the other reviewers regarding the fact that the episodes of this series that take place in England are better than this one. I enjoy the interaction of Dorothy with the English mentality/way of life, and hope that the next book in the series returns to the UK.
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