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McQueen's Agency (Molly McQueen Mystery Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Maureen Reynolds
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Molly McQueen needs a new challenge. Her move to Australia hasn’t worked out and now she’s back home and ready to start her new venture, McQueen’s Agency. But Molly soon finds that hiring temps out to local businesses is tough going, until the day a lucrative job comes in which seems almost too good to be true. On her first day at the new job, Molly senses that something isn’t quite right – but the Agency desperately needs the work. And when Molly begins to discover more about her employers and what they’re really up to, she suddenly finds herself in grave danger. Meantime, for Detective Sergeant Charlie Johns, the mysterious discovery of a sailor’s body in the harbour is about to get a whole lot stranger as more and more clues start to point straight to Molly McQueen.

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    About the Author

    Born in Dundee in 1938, Maureen Reynolds lived with her mother, grandad and brother in two rooms on Macdonald Street. She left school at 15 and has held a variety of jobs; currently she works at her local garage. Married in 1956, she lives in Perthshire and has four children and seven grandchildren. She is the author or numerous best-selling books including The Sunday Girls-trilogy, Voices in the Street and Teatime Tales from Dundee.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 674 KB
    • Print Length: 288 pages
    • Publisher: Black & White Publishing (10 Jun. 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B006VL1I9Y
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,744 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars McQueen's Agency 12 July 2010
    McQueen's AgencyThis book is a great read and full of twists and turns, and it keeps you guessing right to the end. I was sorry when it finished! But hope that there will be more to follow. I would highly recommend it.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Maureen Reynolds. 9 Jun. 2012
    By it's me
    What a fabulous read a real page turner. Having read other books by this author I knew what I would be getting. For anyone who either knows Dundee or not Maureen transports you to a place you can escape to, whilst remaining informative and descriptive.
    For thoes who just love a real mystery, this book delivers that in spades-without hesitation this book should be in your collection.Looking forward to more from this very talented author.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Simplistic 19 April 2013
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    The plot is thin and the characters have little depth. Although it was mentioned that the setting was in Dundee there was no background setting and the author does not appear to have done any research to give the era or the place any reality.

    I ended up counting every time the word 'suddenly' was used as any event happens this way. The women were constantly afraid of various male characters but there was no development of tension to engage the reader in why they would be afraid.

    The sentences are staccarto, there is almost no use of conjunctions to help the prose flow and the vocabulary is also narrow and simplistic. The story is repetitive and the various incidents use the same phrases for different events. By the time I got to the reveal I really couldn't care less. I only kept going as I dislike an unfinished book.
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars McQueen's Agency by Maureen Reynolds 27 July 2010
    I found McQueen's Agency really enjoyable, specially as I know the Dundee area and can picture the places mentioned. Kept me page turning anxious to know how things would turn out and hoping now that Ms Reynolds has found these interesting characters that she will write more of their adventures
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Maureen Reynolds 23 Nov. 2012
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    I love the books the stories are gripping and always full of the unsuspected twist.
    The stories take you back in time before mobile phones and computer. Keeping in contact with people and the world was hard work. I never missed any of the modern gadgets in the stories they are brilliant and entertaining.
    Loved every book even bought some for foreign friends !!! Now I'am waiting for some more of this stories I already read Indian Summer: A Molly McQueen MysteryMcQueen's Agency A Private Sorrow (Molly McQueen Mystery)
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, Readable, Entertaining 22 Dec. 2014
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    This was the first book I read from the author, I have just bought the next two books in the McQueen's Agency series. This is a very enjoyable read. Reynolds skilfully avoids giving too much irrelevant background information about the characters, but they are real and if you lived through the 1950's you would recognise them in any town or city. The same can be said for the location, you don't need to know Dundee inside out to follow the story or the plot. Set within a secretarial agency, Molly is not another female detective, just a young woman trying to set up and run a business supplying secretarial staff on a temporary basis.

    The plot is well engineered and the story moves on without unnecessary distraction. The trials and tribulations occurring, seemingly at random, befalling Molly and her staff are connected, but how? Red Herrings are skilfully woven into the plot and exposed at the appropriate times, (one may have been disposed of prematurely as he could be of use in further novels in the series). I really hoped that the old man and his dog survived the harsh treatment they received (they did). Edna's concerns for her son's welfare (and her own) brings a human touch to the story as her fears are very real. No 'over-the-top' police involvement and a well developed background is given to previous crimes which bring the antique dealers to Dundee hoping for sanctuary they don't deserve! No ridiculous car chases and no unnecessary characters to pad out the story, just a tight, enjoyable and very readable novel.

    My one criticism is the over dramatized events on the cabin cruiser, but it beats a 'shoot-out' so common to this type of novel. I look forward to meeting Molly and her staff at McQueen's Agency in books two and three.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars McQueens Agency 14 Mar. 2013
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    I really enjoyed this book and looked forward to lunchtimes and evenings when I could sit and read. There appears to be a number of story lines as the book progresses. I would recommend it to older people and young teenagers, there is no swearing/sex in it and would be best described as a cosy mystery. No point in telling what the storys about as others have already done that. I will definitely be looking to buy the next in this series of books. Overall a great read!
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    3.0 out of 5 stars McQueen's Agency 21 Feb. 2015
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    McQueen's Agency was an 'OK' read for me and no more. Storyline was a bit unbelievable to be honest; attacks on women, a house break-in, child abduction (albeit for a short time) and no-one ever calls the police? I know it's only fiction but I still like to believe in the story otherwise I would read fantasy books. Don't think I shall be buying the rest in the series. Such a shame as I'm a big fan of Maureen Reynolds.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Another of my favourite authors and she didn't disappoint
    Published 22 days ago by Kathleen Crewdson
    5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book. Already reading book 2 and looking forward ...
    A very good book . Already reading book 2 and looking forward to book 3.
    Published 2 months ago by alison merry
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Really enjoyed this book a different sort of tale than expected but a really good read
    Published 2 months ago by p.sandiford
    5.0 out of 5 stars I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this old fashioned book
    I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this old fashioned book, good story line and exciting in places. Would recommend.
    Published 2 months ago by Yvonne Smith
    1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
    Long stretches of unimportant detail in between snatches of the mystery. I wouldn't read another in this series I'm afraid
    Published 3 months ago by rilenka
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Published 3 months ago by Philip Tinney
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Lovely book and I like her books so much
    Published 3 months ago by Sylvia Denny
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
    Don't let the cover put you off, this is a really good book. Great story, keeps you guessing. Good first book in a series.
    Published 4 months ago by L. B
    2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
    I did not enjoy this book.
    Published 4 months ago by Norma
    5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting read!
    Enjoyed this book. Lots to keep the reader engrossed and well written. Even more interesting for me as I live in fife and am familiar with the locations referred to!
    Published 4 months ago by James K. Corstorphine
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