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The Birth of M.E. Meegs (Emmie Reese Mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Bruce Stewart
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Book Description

The Birth of M.E. Meegs, a short story, is set in Brooklyn at the turn of the 20th century. Emmie Reese is an aspiring journalist with an unusual outlook on life. In this story, she becomes involved with a death in the English county of Lancashire when one of her stories is found in the dead man’s pocket. Over several months, while pursuing her career and assorted other schemes, she helps solve the case through transatlantic correspondence. This is the first Emmie Reese Mystery and a companion to the Harry Reese Mysteries.

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Editorial Reviews


“If it wasn't for the work of M.E. Meegs, I'd never have met Mr. Holmes.”  — Detective Leverton, Hero of the Long Island Cave Mystery
“A gripping masterwork of rare perception, presented by a rising star on the literary scene, and one of our paid contributors.”  Leek Times and Cheadle News

Product Details

  • File Size: 3847 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Publisher: Street Car Mysteries (July 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NAB7YM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,203 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Historic Mystery with Touch of Humor September 21, 2012
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Robert Bruce Stewart has created a small series of mysteries in 1900 New York with excellent character development. The two main characters are Harrison, a young insurance investigator, and his wife Emmy. The author has deftly developed this relationship in a setting too rarely explored by contemporary suspense authors. It's evident from the start, Stewart has done his research; in fact, the streetcar mysteries website includes maps, character descriptions, and a glossary. Stewart has brought this period alive to our times. Harry and Emmy are supported by wry wit and a host of colorful people. The plots are rich in detail; however, plot sequences tend to be convoluted and sometime hard for casual readers to follow. Nonetheless, I recommend this series based on its realism,touch of humor,and my fondness of the main characters. Stewart has started a mystery series, many readers will wish to follow. I highly recommend the reader begin with the first book and read in sequence. Thank you Mr. Stewart for these highly enjoyable novels; please continue soon with more Harry and Emmy adventures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery and complications! June 27, 2014
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Emmie just starts her career as a writer and gets in surprisingly troubles. The financial situation sends her in a horse gambling circle and close to suspect people. Also, there are several deaths involved apparently with no lead, that fuel her imagination.
This is an entertaining short story full of mystery and complications.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smart story for smart tweens November 18, 2013
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The grandgirls loved this story. Go girl power! My ages 10-14 girls loved the smart, funny detective and her cohorts. Like a modern day Nancy Drew story.
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By johnc57
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Chronologically this story follows Humbug on the Hudson short story from Harry Reese series which in turn follows Always a Cold Deck novel. In this story Harry's wife Emmie takes on a leading role for the first time. Reese family has some financial problems due to Harry not being able to find a work; Emmie's gambling did not help the situation. Latter, who always dreamed of becoming a writer takes on a job to write some small stories for obscure British publications.

Fortunately for her, Emmie has a wild imagination and is never afraid of bending the truth, or inventing it. Her stories get published; the payoff is not that great - but it is a beginning. Suddenly a dead man is found with a clipping of her story in his pocket. Emmie cannot resist starting her own investigation.

This short story is short; sorry for a bad pun. It is really nice to have Emmie as a main character of a new series as it is never boring with her around as Harry Reese stories showed us. It is also fun to read. Its length was the main reason for the rating as I would really like to stick around with the heroine more and see what she is up to.

The beginning of a new series promise to be as fun as Harry Reese mysteries. The next book is on my to-read shelf.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Emmie gets to tell her story June 6, 2014
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Thank you very much to Robert Bruce Stewart for a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.

The third in the Street Car Mystery Series, the first Emmie Reese mystery. A short story written from Emmie's point of view rather than Harry's, this short story covers the beginning of their married life together and how she is settling into Brooklyn after living in Massachusetts and Buffalo before her marriage. I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Harry's voice telling the tales, though it was interesting getting her perspective.
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5.0 out of 5 stars M. E. May 27, 2014
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The Birth of M. E. Meegs by Robert Bruce Stewart is a good mystery. Fun to read. Enjoyable mystery book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Emmie is delightfully reprehensible! February 27, 2014
By Gitana
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Emmie is not your run of the mill lady by any stretch. She is mischievous, clever, underhanded, and fortunately for her husband, also very lucky. I find her charming and really enjoy reading any book that features the Reeses.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun! February 22, 2014
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While this story doesn't have much substance, it provided a good break between longer volumes. Emmie appears to have considerable humor, and a talent for exaggeration.
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Finding himself misplaced in the 21st century, Robert Bruce Stewart has opted to retire to what he hopes will be a more congenial era for a person of his sensibilities by means of fiction writing.

Meanwhile, his temporal self lives with his wife and cat in a small-town hermitage in western Massachusetts where he spends his idle hours tending to the needs of tadpoles and keeping his ill-mannered bamboo grove in check.

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