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A murder of magpies, Judith Flanders

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A murder of magpies
Title
A murder of magpies
Statement of responsibility
Judith Flanders
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Writer's block
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Language
eng
Summary
"A witty, entertaining mystery featuring a hilarious, sharp as a tack new amateur sleuth from the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder. It's just another day at the office for book editor Samantha Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will deliciously dish the dirt on the fashion industry. But little does she know how much trouble Kit's book is about to cause. Before it even goes to print. When police inspector Field turns up at the venerable offices of Timmins & Ross, asking questions about an undelivered package that was addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. The messenger sent to deliver the package was murdered, and then Kit goes missing. Suddenly, Sam's nine-to-five life is turned upside down and she is propelled into a criminal investigation. Someone doesn't want Kit's scandalous manuscript published and unless Sam can put the pieces together in time, they'll do anything to stop it. With her deliciously fun, cleverly written debut novel, acclaimed author Judith Flanders introduces readers to an enormously enjoyable, too-smart-for-her-own-good new amateur sleuth, as well as a colorful cast of characters including Sam's witty assistant, effortlessly glamorous mother, and the handsome inspector Field. A whip-smart, impeccably crafted mystery, this tremendously entertaining novel will have readers flying through the pages"--
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Loved this mystery! The acerbic narrator is 40-year-old British book publishing editor Samantha, whose best author goes missing after writing a tell-all book about a famous French fashion designer who died under suspicious circumstances. Very funny, and great secondary characters as well. -- Ann-Marie Anderson for LibraryReads
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
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10390044
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Flanders, Judith
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Sam Clair novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Women detectives
  • Book editors
  • Women authors
Target audience
adult
Label
A murder of magpies, Judith Flanders
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/450/9781250056450/image/lgcover.9781250056450.jpg
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
277 pages ;22 cm
Isbn
9781250056450
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893389617
  • (OCoLC)893389617
Label
A murder of magpies, Judith Flanders
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/450/9781250056450/image/lgcover.9781250056450.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
277 pages ;22 cm
Isbn
9781250056450
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893389617
  • (OCoLC)893389617

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      3000 Macon Road, Columbus , GA, 31906, US
      32.4772 -84.9441
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