The Christie Caper Mass Market Paperback – 1 Apr 1992
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"A puzzle for mystery buffs that is clasic Agatha Christie"
The Christie Caper is filled with fun trivia, witty dialogue and a romp through the mystery world. It has a wickedly clever plot (according to author Joan Hess) along with my sleuthing duo Annie Laurence and Max Darling. "This is a mystery with a terrific twist" Mystery Books
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Henrie O is angry and wants vengeance on the perpetrator. She travels to Hawaii to visit Belle, who was her rival for her spouse's affections. She knows that the killer is at a family reunion being hosted on the woman's estate. No matter what she must do or who she must hurt in the process, Henrie O plans to complete her quest of identifying her husband's killer and bringing the individual to justice.
Carolyn Hart proves why she deserves all the awards (winner of the Agatha, Anthony, and Macauley awards for this mystery series) she has garnered. DEATH IN PARADISE: A Henrie O Mystery is one of the author's best mystery novels to date because the book is an enjoyable, exciting and intellectually stimulating who-done-it with a suspenseful ending. This reviewer strongly recommends the entire series, but especially this particular tale.
Which is why her world is shattered by a poster she receives in the mail that claims that Richard's death was murder. Unable to let that knowledge go uninvestigated, Henrie starts following his last few days through Dallas to Kauai.
On Kauai, she joins the family of Richard's close friend Belle Ericcson. It was on Belle's estate that Richard took his fatal plunge. And Henrie is beginning to suspect that his death had something to do with the kidnapping and murder of Belle's oldest daughter. Could a member of Belle's family be a killer?
I greatly enjoyed the last book in the series, so I was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to those standards. It started strong, laying the ground work for the story with plenty of questions. But once the story moved to Kauai, the action stopped. Henrie spent pages analyzing every clue from every possible angle. The good news it is made it easier to keep the multiple to characters straight. Henrie herself came across as weak and over emotional here, not the strong woman we've seen in the previous three books. I realize it was probably more realistic, but it got tiring reading about Henrie's emotions coming to the surface and how she had to fight them to find the killer. We get it already! And the ending was very weak.
If you are new to the author or the series, don't start here. Carolyn Hart is a great mystery writer. She just wrote a clunker here.
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