DEAD BODY LANGUAGE (A Connor Westphal Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Even with all the negatives, I still think there is hope for this series. I know Penny Warner had written other Connor Westphal books. I hope the writing has matured.
As some other reviewers have said, it was odd how the dog was introduced but then ignored. Connor worked long hours, sometimes staying away from home overnight, without ever making arrangements for the dog. The dog was a service dog but always stayed home alone. Connor did have a doggy door for her so at least she was able to go outside, but never seemed to need food or water.
It also seems like her teenage assistant was the one doing all the work. Her dream was to run a newspaper but it seems like Miah was the one doing all the work. Connor said the sheriff liked her because she gave a job to his "troubled" son, but Miah seemed to be the responsible and reliable one. He was the one holding the newspaper together.
I think the series could be interesting. I'm interested enough to download the next one.
Connor lives in Flat Skunk, an old gold mining town near Sacramento. The town's inhabitants are engagingly eccentric--the cast of characters includes "Sluice" Jackson (a crazy old prospector), Celeste Camborne (a "grief counselor" for the Memory Kingdom, a local mortuary chain), and Beau Pascal (proprietor of the Mark Twain Slept Here Inn).
The plot of "Dead Body Language" is well-constructed and entertaining. When Lacy Penzance, a prominent citizen of Flat Skunk, turns up dead in the town cemetery, Connor decides to do a little digging around to uncover the truth. Connor's detecting skills are even more impressive when we consider that she is deaf.
All in all, "Dead Body Language" is well-paced and nicely balanced between character development and action. Warner intersperses humorous comments and situations throughout the novel, preventing it from becoming dreary or overly serious. "Dead Body Language" is definitely worth a read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! Very nice cozy mystery with an very near authentic deaf character. Her superpowers are pretty much in line with other female amateur sleuths in cozy mystery style. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Nell Fleming
This is a murder mystery with the central character totally deaf. It explains in great detail the difficulties of the deaf in the hearing world. Read morePublished on July 19, 2014 by Robert A. Hersch
My primary interest, in choosing this book, was its deaf main character. Its well written, a good mystery, enough interesting characters, and Connor's deafness is a frequent... Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Michael A. Hagstad
Our heroine owns and prints out a weekly newspaper. She also writes a weekly mystery puzzle for the paper. She has an admirer in the sheriff's office. Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by Unknown
I enjoyed the concept of this book. The little tid bits through out to help you solve the mystery. I do enjoy the creative ways that Connor deals with her day. Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by j d cooper
While the writing or plot wasn't anything exceptional, I'm glad I gave this book a shot. I was intrigued by the idea of a deaf detective, and Ms. Warner did not disappoint. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by colormehappy91
I love Conner, she has spunk. The Gold Country makes a great setting. This is an easy read for ages 9 to 90.Published on April 6, 2013 by A. Duncan
The main character, a young deaf woman reporter, helps this stand out from other mysteries. Seeing how she navigates her world was as interesting as the mystery itself. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by Kindle Customer
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