- Series: Murder Packs a Suitcase (Book 1)
- Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Bantam; First Edition edition (October 28, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553590359
- ISBN-13: 978-0553590357
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,178,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Veteran mystery writer Baxter (Monkey See, Monkey Die) kicks off her new series with a respectable but uninteresting start. Recent widow Mallory Marlowe embarks on a second career as a travel writer. Her first assignment is to go to Orlando and see what she can find of old Florida. When one of the other writers on her press junket is killed, she becomes the prime suspect. Determined to clear her name, Mallory takes the investigation into her own hands and soon discovers that everyone on the trip had a reason to hate the dead man. As she visits various attractions, her investigations draw her closer to the identity of the killer. Baxter clearly did a lot of research on Florida, but Marlowe is a familiar, unexciting archetype, and the lack of red herrings will leave readers wishing for less tourism and more mystery. (Nov.)
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About the Author
Cynthia Baxter is a native of Long Island, New York. She is the author of the Reigning Cats & Dogs mystery series, featuring vet-turned-sleuth Jessie Popper, and the Murder Packs a Suitcase mystery series, featuring travel writer Mallory Marlowe. Baxter currently resides on the North Shore, where she is at work on her next mysteries in both series.
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Mallory Marlowe finds herself in need of employment after the sudden death of her husband. While she was primarily a homemaker and mother she had continued to write articles for a local paper so she felt that she could handle the position of a Travel Writer for a rather well known lifestyle magazine. Excited by the prospect of a working trip to Florida to seek the type of entertainment she enjoyed as a child she accepted the job when it was offered to her.
Little did Mallory know the number so surprises that were waiting for her in Florida, the diverse people she would meet and the new found sense of empowerment she would experience. Cynthia Baxter takes the reader along on the "Old Florida" excursion. She describes the places that many people who remember the Sunshine State pre-Disney, find so familiar.
This is an entertaining cozy, although there are many suspects that are presented almost to the end of the book. There are no big surprises, but it is a nice book to read when the reader needs a little junk food for the brain. I'm looking forward to following Mallory on her next adventure.
I'm a Florida resident, so the discriptions of the attractions interested me, but they should not have been detailed so heavily in the story. They took time away from the action and character development in what was a very predictable mystery.
I will read the next in the series, for I have already bought it, but if it doesn't improve, I think that will be my last read in this series.