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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Walker & Co (Mar. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802732100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802732101
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,558,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mary Monica Pulver is an incidental Hoosier — Terre Haute, Indiana, had the hospital closest to her parents’ home in Marshall, Illinois. She spent the later part of her childhood and early adult life in Wisconsin, graduating from high school in Milwaukee. She was a journalist in the U.S. Navy for six and a half years (two in London), and later attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Mary Monica sold her first short story, “Pass the Word,” to Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, in 1983, and has since sold more than two dozen short stories to anthologies and magazines, including some in Germany, England, Italy and France. She has appeared in such anthologies as The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives, The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits, The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives, Shakespearean Mysteries, Royal Whodunnits, Unholy Orders, Murder Most Crafty, and Silence of the Loons. Her first mystery novel, Murder at the War, appeared from St. Martin’s Press in 1987 and was nominated for an Anthony as Best First Novel. The Unforgiving Minutes and Ashes to Ashes followed in 1988; but Original Sin was sold to Walker, who also presented the fifth book, Show Stopper, in May of 1992. Berkley Diamond brought these mysteries out in paperback. They feature detective Peter Brichter – a cop one reviewer said was “a hardboiled sleuth who’s somehow landed in a cozy mystery.” --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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By Lorna on 27 Nov. 2013
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Story quite good even if it was drawn out .
Sorry would not recommend it
It was not a page turner.
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By Mr. R. H. Murfin on 24 May 2013
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I bought this for my wife's Kindle and as with 2 previous reviews that I have just written any story that involves horses my wife will sit for hours in silence it is bliss ha-ha. My wife says she loved the story and would recommend to young and older generation who loves horses as she does.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
nice cozy mystery; originally published 1992 19 Mar. 2013
By Bookbug - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I just read this for the first time. The copy I read has a pub. date of 1992. It is a good cozy mystery. The plot is solid, and the horse show details are terrific--if you love horses, this will definitely appeal. The characterization is shallow (none of the characters have much depth), but the pacing is good.

I am puzzled by the other reviews here. Two of the reviewers applauded the book for explaining details of the horseracing world, which is totally wrong. There is no racing in this book.

Also, unless the 2011 edition has been updated, this is a book of 1992--one cellular phone (which apparently only takes local calls?) and no internet, etc. So it feels a little dated.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Arabian Horses and Murder--What more could you ask? 28 Jun. 2000
By Moe811 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This Kori Brichter mystery features an all-Arab horse show. A handler no one likes is killed and Kori's groom is suspected. This mystery is very well done and moves quickly. The background stories of the competitors is also interesting. I recommend this book highly.
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Another in a fun series 3 May 2013
By J. Martin - Published on Amazon.com
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Show Stopper is the 5th in the series, and is as fun as the previous 4. A murder takes place at a horse show, and a Tretower Ranch employee is implicated. A new character, a woman detective, is the main investigator this time, rather than Peter, and Kori assists her as she hopes to clear her groom's good name. The identity of the murderer hangs on a very subtle clue, and there's enough twists and turns to keep the murderer's identity in question far into the book. As another reviewer noted, this series was originally written in the 1980s and 1990s, and you have to take that into account, and not expect 21st century technology to solve the crime.
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It is called a Cozy Mystery for a reason, its cozy!!!! 15 April 2013
By Mustang Fyant - Published on Amazon.com
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Horses are a fickle animal and the business with working with horses are just as fickle. You must have a love for the breed and a good understanding of their makeup, the people around them and the people who own them. No young person should have to experience what this girl did but she sure learned from it. It is good for those who don't know whether they love horses or are in love with the idealogy.
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fun read for horse lovers 11 April 2013
By santos - Published on Amazon.com
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well written, with no loose ends left hanging to get in the way. If you love horses, you'll enjoy this ride!
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