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Crime in the Community (Pitkirtly Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 242 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 1804 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 3, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DFEFDU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,723 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Cecilia Peartree is the pen name of a writer who lives in Edinburgh and works in an art gallery.
She started writing fiction when she was six, and by the age of sixteen she had a whole cupboard full of unfinished stories. Although she persisted in writing more stories when life allowed it, she didn't publish anything until ebooks became widely available. To make up for lost time, she now aims to write and publish at least three full-length novels a year.
Cecilia writes the Pitkirtly series of quirky mystery novels set in an imaginary town on the coast of Fife, and the Quest mystery/adventure novels set in the early 1950s. She is working on a series of novellas set in Edwardian times which may eventually lead to a more substantial Great War novel.
As befits a mystery writer, she lives in a leafy suburb and has two cats.

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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 6, 2011
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This book is not too long, not too short, easy to read and difficult to put down. There are mysteries that will have you wonder what on earth is going on and who certain people really are, but I suggest, don't get TOO excited. I did and ended up being a tiny bit disappointed because I hoped for a different ending! On saying that, it was far from being a disaster, just a completely unexpected turn of events. Personally, I would have liked to see some more clues throughout the book, but perhaps then the story would have to be made longer and, in turn, not as easy to read as it is now. So if you have some free time, enjoy "light" mystery reading and brace yourself for the unexpected ending, I say go for it!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By D. Sulik on November 5, 2011
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This is a wonderful series and I can't believe this book is free. Cecilia Peartree is not some hack author, but rather a fine writer with great books. This, the first in the series, nicely introduces the reader to the characters and setting for the books to follow. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By alex wilson on March 18, 2012
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Crime in the Community is a clever, subversive romp with original characters, especially Christopher, the baffled and befuddled semi-hero and the real heroine, Amaryllis. I was charmed by it all but found it strained credulity in a few places, primarily any possibility that Christopher and Amaryllis would be anything but friends. He, inept, and she, with bottomless reservoirs of competence. Nonetheless, I was sucked into the dynamics of the rag-tag group of the PLIF and loved their grumpy affection for one another. Write on, Cecilia.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By P. Miller on September 4, 2011
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A good story. Well-written. Very English. Very quaint. If that's what you're in the mood for, this'll do it for you.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Austin Customer on January 26, 2012
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After reading all the negative reviews, I must conclude that one's opinion of the author's taste and ability as a writer must depend on one's taste and ability as a reader. Just as not everyone enjoys and appreciates Masterpiece Theater, not everyone will enjoy this charming series. I feel the book's interesting setting, quirky characters, quiet humor, and nefarious goings make for a fun read. This is a free book for Kindle, and I bought the next two in the series right away. I hope the author writes more in this series, as well as more mysteries like her "Murder in the Midi" which I also very much enjoyed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kitty on April 17, 2013
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skillfully written with enjoyable characters and a good tight plot that held my interest. l liked the glimpses of village life and the humor. i liked the way the characters were revealed little by little. this was a good read and i will read the rest of the series. if you like a literate, character-driven mystery with gentle humor, you will enjoy this book.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Big Nanu on July 19, 2013
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I'm one of those people who hate being spoon fed by an author. I don't necessarily need everything spelled out for me. I like to be treated as an intelligent reader... But there's a fine line between letting the reader work it out and leaving them scratching their heads with the hero saying "What the ...?" Mainly because the hero is a bit thick. He can't recognise a spy when there's one crawling through his attic window. Having said this, I'm going to read the next book - to see if things improve. There was some promise here - a hint of quirkiness - a hint of romance - worth following up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Collinson on February 26, 2013
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Took a bit of time to get into it glad that I persisted a great read once I got into it.
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