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Home Sweet Homicide Kindle Edition
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About the Author
“Rice made the screwball mystery her specialty with wacky characters, outrageous situations and a sense of pure fun.”
“Well-drawn, eccentric characters bolster this frolicsome and frequently funny book.”
- Publishers Weekly --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File Size : 3421 KB
- Print Length : 282 pages
- Publication Date : March 20, 2018
- Publisher : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (March 20, 2018)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B079GNF4L6
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #561,387 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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When a murder happens next door, the kids get the idea that if their mother solved the mystery, she could get lots of publicity, her books would sell like crazy, and she wouldn't have to work so hard. Marion is, of course, too busy writing to solve a real life mystery, so the three kids turn detective.
The characters of the children are lively and appealing, although they are almost too clever to be believed. They are very effective at sneaking around, eavesdropping, searching houses, creating diversions, and extracting information from cops and suspects alike. The plot is a steady stream of improbable situations and juvenile humor -- with big doses of romantic sentiment thrown in.
The introduction is very interesting as it revels that Craig Rice was a neglectful mother, not at all devoted to her kids like her admirable character Marion Carstairs. Rice was an alcoholic.
This is not my favorite Golden Age mystery novel (a little too convoluted and silly), but most readers, I’ve noticed, are charmed by it. So don't be guided by me.
I was 13 at the time and I loved it as much then as I do now.
It is lighthearted, the mystery is solved by three siblings, two girls (14 and 11) and a boy, who is 9 and a member of a neighborhood "mob" of like boys. The kids have their own language, and they even find a husband for their widowed mother in the process!
Some of the quotes I have been using around the house, and it was fun watching my 12 year old read it for a school project, and enjoy it as much as I did!
In the mood for a fun, funny, lighthearted murder mystery? THIS IS IT!
Despite that the murder itself is quite dark...