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French Polished Murder Mass Market Paperback – May 4, 2010

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Product Details

  • Series: The Daring Finds Mystery (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime; 1st edition (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425233464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425233467
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,176,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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French Polished Murder (A Daring Finds Mystery)
Funny, fast paced and delightful! Dyce Daring is a character I can't read enough about. I literally burst out in laughter reading this book. (Note: people *will* look at you if you're giggling and break out in a belly laugh in a doctor's waiting room) I had the great good luck to be reading this a week after having the same thing happen, in the same office, while reading the first book in the series, "Dipped, Stripped and Dead." Now I have a reputation, too :-) If anything, "French Polished Murder" is even funnier *and* more of a nail biter. The interactions among Dyce, her toddler son, her boy friend and her (male) bff from high school are fun an touching and true to life -- for at least some definitions of 'true.' I wish I could find Goldport, Colorado, because it sure sounds like a town I'd love to visit. I *want* to browse Dyce's parents' bookstore, and have her father talk me *out* of buying one of his books. I'd volunteer to do a 'ride along' with these policemen any day or night of the week! The main problem I have with "French Polished Murder" is that I want the *next* book in the series, *now*! However, I most certainly have the gifts picked out for mother's day, my sisters'-in-law birthdays, and my bff, just for being my bff. Thank you, Elise Hyatt, for two (so far!) of the most pleasurable reading experiences I've had in years!
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I truly love laughing out loud as I read the mystery unearthed by our furniture refinisher, Dyce as she muddles efficiently through finding out the real story behind a nearly hundred-year letter found in a piano she is French Polishing for her boyfriend, Cas. Now, I realize saying muddles efficiently is contra-intuitive, however, that is what makes this book so enjoyable. Dyce appears all over the place but she is actually quite organized and focused as life keeps throwing surprises her way, such as opening the piano front and finding a family of 7 newborn...I think I will let you find out for yourself, just know she copes and comes out ahead.

There is this old, and yellowed letter from a prominent family of Goldport, Colorado that Dyce finds within the piano project. What is the letter really saying? Did a couple run off together or did something sinister happen? Why has Dyce and her detective boyfriend been 'warned' off trying to find 80+yr old police records? Who is trying to kill Dyce and her best friend, Ben? Aren't all persons connected to the old family passed? What are they trying to hide.

This was a remarkable book and I'm so eager and hopeful to read the next installment.
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I just finished "French Polish Murder" and I'm ready for the 3rd book in this series. These stories are just that good. While I didn't LOL with this one like I did the first in the series, I still found the book pretty amusing. The thing I like about the main character, Dyce, is that she is 'real.' She's a struggling single mom who is just a bit mouthy, has a toddler son that is cute but not too sacharine. You get the idea. And I adore her bff, Ben.

*** SPOILER *** My only complaint with this book was all the time spent on the rats. While I can appreciate that Dyce didn't want to kill the baby rodents (I'm sure I'd feel the same way), rats/mice skeeve me out so I couldn't really appreciate their cuteness factor. But the rest of the story was top-notch. I loved the premise of the 100-year-old murder case and I didn't guess the killer's identity until just before the reveal. So all-in-all, a great summer read. Take it to the beach with you. You won't be disappointed!
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I really enjoyed this book. The narrator is charming, and the writing style is wonderful. Like another of the reviewers, I laughed out loud.

The mystery is not particularly strong, but the writing style more than makes up for this.

I am writing this review for one purpose and one only: as a plea for someone who can punctuate correctly to become the copy editor for this author (unless, of course, the copy editor is responsible for the myriad errors, in which case I apologize to the author). The punctuation in this book was truly appalling. Whoever is responsible for the punctuation, especially the commas, should immediately purchase a copy of Eats, Shoots, and Leaves and READ IT CAREFULLY. When they go back and reread this book, they will be embarrassed, as well they should be.

In any event, the punctuation cost this book one star. I would otherwise have given it five--it was a truly enjoyable cosy, and I very much look forward to reading Ms Hyatt's additional book and more in the series. I cannot promise to keep reading, however, if the punctuation does not improve, as its flaws distracted me from the very entertaining content.
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I read a lot of books and a lot of genres. Mysteries are my favorites, all kinds of them. But this series is truly unique. The writer is wacky, inventive and still spins a good mystery. I, too, as other reviewers have mentioned, found my self laughing out loud, from the first pages all the way through the last few (on how to french polish). Perhaps because I have done furniture refinishing and I have also had cats, the heroines trials with both struck me as particularly amusing.Her young son E reminds of one of dear boys I used to babysit. I can't wait for this authors next book!!!!!
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