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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris (August 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401057578
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401057572
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,481,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mariann Tadmor lives in Massachusetts. She is the creator of private investigator Jamie Prescott who appears in Murder at Machu Picchu, Murder in Barbados and now in Murder in San Francisco.

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Very interesting mystery, but very slow.
JMG
I particularly enjoy Tadmor's writing style, her clear, lively sense of dialogue and what is said beneath the surface by her characters in social conversations.
Marjorie Meyerle
The answer was, "apparently no one" because the author paid to have it published at a vanity press.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ree on December 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
I love mysteries and travelogues, and Murder at Machu Picchu offers both in the same cover. Jamie Prescott is an appealing protagonist -- capable and confident, but without the affectation or outsized ego of so many detectives. A delightful discovery.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Boston on March 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a quick read with enough twists to keep you interested. This is not one of those books that makes your head spin with confusion or going back several chapters to see if you missed something. Jamie Prescott is a true-to-life character with charisma. It combines the fun of a light murder mystery with a travelogue of places you long to go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marjorie Meyerle on January 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
I have read several of Tadmor's mysteries featuring the versatile, intelligent protagonist, Jamie Prescott. What I find particularly refreshing about Prescott is that she's not your typical, overly accommodating travel agent, but, in fact, is highly intelligent and sometimes even perverse in the sense that she heeds her own drummer rather than submitting to either her customers' or fellow travelers' whims. She is a modern woman with a keen sense for adventure and a mind like a steel trap. She can be brusque and cool as a cucumber, but she doesn't lack compassion or friendliness either. I think she reacts to circumstances in a sense that is believable but not predictable even though her strong presence and basic character are firmly formed.

I like to travel but am currently home bound due to a disability which I have had for several years. An armchair gypsy, I can follow Jamie Prescott into the adventures I'd like to experience and figure out and do so in the interesting locations that travel plans would not permit me at this time.

I particularly enjoy Tadmor's writing style, her clear, lively sense of dialogue and what is said beneath the surface by her characters in social conversations. Her language is always smooth and crafted so both description and dialogue advance the plot which has not seemed to be at all far fetched in any one of her four novels I have read. Finally, I get the sense that her settings are authentic and richly imbued with careful use of detail.

I would say the idea of Jamie Prescott meeting adventure and mystery in far-flung and domestic tourist sights is an intriguing niche for a mystery writer. I happily recommend this series of books to all those who enjoy both mystery and adventure that is well crafted and intriguing.

Marjorie Meyerle,
Author of Bread of Shame
Franktown, Colorado
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