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Margin of Error: A Britt Montero Mystery - Book Five (Britt Montero Mysteries 1)
 
 

Margin of Error: A Britt Montero Mystery - Book Five (Britt Montero Mysteries 1) [Kindle Edition]

Edna Buchanan
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna Buchanan’s heroine Britt Montero once again delves into Miami’s dark side of obsession and murder.

Crime reporter Britt Montero’s dreams have been haunting her. She had to shoot a man to save her own life, and the memory of it is torturing her. Meanwhile, a major Hollywood actor strides into the newsroom—and Britt’s life—hoping to do research for the character he portrays: a secret agent undercover as a Miami crime reporter. An obsessed madwoman stalks the star, and mysterious mishaps, accidents, and deaths push Britt and the star closer together. Both are menaced by the stalker. Or is it someone else who is determined to sabotage the film and kill the star?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1853 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Diversion Books (27 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JZQ9S6C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #364,747 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Rob Kitchin TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Margin of Error is a kind of tart noir, with its sassy, smart, streetwise reporter pitching her wits against cops, criminals and anyone else that gets in the way of a good story, with the obligatory romantic subplot. It’s nicely written in an engaging style, with the story zipping along. Britt Montero is well portrayed as the committed reporter with a messy personal life, and Lance Westfell is a ringer for Matthew McConaughey, being all charm, wit, good looks and slightly vulnerable. The story felt a little cliched, both in terms of the general arc and the romance, but was blended with a handful of interesting, intertwined subplots, and was generally entertaining. However, as it progressed and Buchanan ratcheted up the intrigue and tension it became less believable and the reveal just didn’t ring true at all and firmly bumped me out a story. That was a shame as it had been working quite well up to the last third. Overall, a relatively light, fun read that didn’t quite strike all the right notes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read! 9 July 2013
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
These books continue to have a "can't put down until I've got to the end" factor and I've really enjoyed them as fast moving and exciting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Miami, Murder, Movies & Mayhem 18 July 2000
By Mamalinde - Published on Amazon.com
Truly the author has tied up all the necessary components in this novel set in a Miami that is beautifully diagrammed. Britt, a crime reporter, has her back up most the time but slides into a more human role about halfway into the book. The story weaves through the setting, crimes and a movie in a starkly lovely way, meeting some pretty weird folks. A bit different, but a good tight story. I listened to the unabridged audio, and thought the reader was well suited to the Britt character and did an admirable job on voice changes as well.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Filming Makes Real 25 Jan 2009
By Nash Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Brett Montero awakens to the smell of gunpowder, the residue of memory of a horrible night. She knows following her beat and writing her stories is the best therapy for recovery from the past, but somehow her subconscious will not listen.
Her beloved Miami is slowly recovering from the devastating effects of a hurricane. To garner the exotic a real movie star is about the begin an action film, the first shot in the city since the storm.
Miami has two sides, the playground and the underworld where danger lurks around every corner, it isn't a place for the unwary.
Nash Black author whose books are now available on Amazon Kindle.
Writing as a Small BusinessHaints
Join Britt as both she and her city get back on track.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Miami, A Police Reporter & Hollywood Stars 11 Feb 1998
By frans@erols.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you know Miami this one has it all - beaches, the everglades, parties, a movie crew, gangs, drive-bys, sex and murder for hire. A quick read with characters you might have met. Britt makes a case for reporters who care about the victim, too bad she's fictional.
4.0 out of 5 stars She's able to combine a great plot, character tension 13 Aug 2014
By MeWorry?Gal - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Edna Buchanan is a superb writer. She's able to combine a great plot, character tension, and humor. She draws a great picture of her Cuban background and the city of Miami.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Mystery 16 April 2010
By Patricia Grace - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Edna Buchanan is a good writer. Sometimes a little over the top about what her heroin can do but still a good read.
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