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

Cecilia Peartree
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Christopher thinks he has his life under control until the mysterious Amaryllis arrives in the little town, spreading chaos and confusion in her wake.
Suddenly he isn't sure about anything any more. Will he learn to relax and go with the flow or will he try desperately to remain in charge even in the face of domestic upsets and strange things happening all around him?
This is the first in a series of gentle, quirky mysteries set in the small town of Pitkirtly in Scotland.


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  • File Size: 503 KB
  • Print Length: 190 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DFEFDU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,519 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite enjoyable. 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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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a steal 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful romp 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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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars British 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky and fun 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent book April 17, 2013
By Kitty
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Cozy October 6, 2013
By John L
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I enjoyed reading this. The characters were really likeable and the plot was unexpected. I'll definitely look for more books by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Crime in the Community April 3, 2013
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Sorry I couldn't get into this one. Right from the start it was just too unbelievable. I like a good strong female action figure, but this one was way over the top. And then it dropped right into the morst boring situation ever. Didn't even finish the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars overly complicated
Writing is convoluted and tourtured. Main character is sadly forgettable. Silly plot. Will not be reading another by this author.
Published 7 days ago by Ann Meats
1.0 out of 5 stars Slow story line
I really don't like to give bad reviews, but.......this book started out so slow. It didn't keep my interest because of the time wasted describing the council meetings and its... Read more
Published 23 days ago by dke2
1.0 out of 5 stars free, but dont bother.
This book is a free download,but what a waste of time. Had some potential in the story line. But utterly boring,just like most of its characters. Dont bother.
Published 1 month ago by rudy h-b
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow getting into story, but worth finishing the book
Crime in the community was slow getting into the story but worth it at the finish line, will read Cecilia Peartree' s other books now l understand her story line layout, and the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by M.A.R
4.0 out of 5 stars Crime in the Community
This was a fun book to read. The characters were interesting and amusing. The story kept me interested all the way to the end. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Patricia K. Sherwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Crime in the Community
Still reading this book and it doesn't hold my interest for very long, there again I font think I would recommend this book. Thank you
Published 3 months ago by Claire Griffin
3.0 out of 5 stars Fairly typical of it's type
It was just OK. I found myself skimming a lot. Typical of novels set in Scotland, the people are not very nice and it's difficult to like them tho you do like the lead character. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Wolfmist
2.0 out of 5 stars High hopes but no...
I thought this was written well and had high expectations for the plot or at least the character interactions. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Audrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Amaryllis by morning
I normally do not like stories written by British authors, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book about Christopher and Amaryllis and the secondary characters. Read more
Published 5 months ago by ladonna Pendergrass
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read:
Great read:

Very engaging, love the setting, local color, characters, plot.
Will read all of this series from Cecilia Peartree.
Published 7 months ago by James Frazier
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More About the Author

Cecilia Peartree is the pen name of a writer from Edinburgh. She lives in a leafy suburb and writes in a conservatory. She has two sons and three cats.
By day Cecilia wrestles with a database, and by night with various fictional characters.

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