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Dying For Attention (Five Star Mystery Series) Hardcover – February 19, 2014
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Top Customer Reviews
I was hoping that the novel would be half as good as the short story.
I am very happy they put it on Kindle, so that could start reading.
It started a little slowly building character, but then it took off. It is a murder mystery that will not disappoint. Additionally, it has a very human side that stays with you after the thrills are over. I hope the Edgar people consider it. I now will purchase a hardback. This is a book worth collecting.
I'll be honest--I bought this book because 33 (gulp) years ago, Mr. Shannon was a much-admired English teacher, but I read it in two sittings because it was a fabulous book. I finished it (staying up much too late) and was eager for the next mystery starring the appealing Chug. When does it come out? Tell me it's soon. I'm going on a one-woman media campaign to get the word out about this book. It's great. Buy it in hardcover, because you'll want to pass it on to all of your friends.
I hope Jim is going to give us another book to follow this one!
As another reviewer noted, this gets off to a steamy start - does that sort of stuff really go on in high school? Yikes! But it turns out to be quite relevant to both character and plot development. As the summary notes, the lead character is doing research on life in a high school, as a substitute teacher for the year. Outside of the detective aspects of the mystery he gets immediately embroiled in, the description of life as a high school English teacher seems highly credible, as the author's bona fides would lead you to expect. Troublesome students and all, though my personal experience with the author as a student decades ago was far removed from his collection of students here.
Enough plausible head fakes to keep you interested and engaged throughout. Highly recommended.
Sue Enos, ORRHS Class of 1982
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a fun read. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a good mystery.Published 11 months ago by valkyrie_55
The story takes a few twists and turns on its way to finding the killers. Overall good plot and character development. I enjoyed it!Published 20 months ago by A. Duncan
I devoured this book in a number of days, as the plot twists kept me on my toes. Just when I would think I had it all figured out, a new plot twist would knock down my... Read morePublished on April 27, 2014 by Megan Hall
this book was a fun read. I enjoyed it immensely from the beginning to the very end. hope that there is a second one.Published on April 18, 2014 by diana