Caught Dead in Philadelphia

Gillian Roberts, Author Scribner Book Company $0 (234p) ISBN 978-0-684-18809-6
Amanda Pepper is a wide-eyed and overzealous young Philadelphia schoolteacher who debuts in a not-very-mysterious mystery, the first in a series. Returning home from school, Amanda finds a friend has been murdered in her living room. Always in the right place at the right time (later, she happens upon a second body in much the same way), Amanda is up to the task, and ultimately solves the mystery with a few clever deductions. She also conveniently solves the problem of her personal life by falling in love with a charming detective with a Southern accent and a solid background in English Lit, who has been assigned to the case. Although there are a few glimmers of wit, this mystery is chock-full of predictable plot turns, and is peopled by stock characters who are not enigmatic, interesting or vivid enough to launch a long-lived series. Mystery Guild selection. (October)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
Open Ebook - 144 pages - 978-1-61187-202-6
Mass Market Paperbound - 201 pages - 978-0-345-35340-5
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