- Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (December 2, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425193314
- ISBN-13: 978-0425193310
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.8 x 6.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,071,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Puree Of Poison (#11) Mass Market Paperback – December 2, 2003
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Recently three people died at the hospital. He was their physician. All three were sick, but what brought them to the hospital should not have killed them. Meg is quite concerned about Andy and how he is taking all of this. Then it is discovered that all three dined at the Inn before going to the hospital.
Quill interviews the families of the three dead people to try to determine what each person ate, who they interacted with, and what they did while they were at the Inn. She is trying to keep the fact that they dined at the Inn before dying away from her sister Meg. She knows she would not take this news well.
There is also controversy about who really won the Battle of Hemlock Falls. This puts the town in turmoil. The Chamber of Commerce, of which Quill is the secretary, tries to iron things out with the reenactors.
The many characters that live in Hemlock Falls are so well constructed. I feel as if I know each one. I enjoy the books in this series and always look forward to reading the next book.
Quill always finds a way to get herself in the middle of the murder investigations. She often finds herself in danger, and many times brings her sister or a friend along with her.
Hemlock Falls is the type of town you'd like to vacation in and the Inn at Hemlock Falls is a place you'd want to stay, except for all the murders! Even so, I'd vacation there in a heartbeat if I could.
I highly recommend this book.
I was also surprised to see some quite current relevant mentions in this book; e.g., Enron, Iraq.
A group of Civil War reenactors swarm into the inn at Hemlock Falls ready to reenact the 133rd anniversary of the Battle of Hemlock. Meanwhile, three of Meg's boyfriend's (Andy, a doctor) patients have died mysteriously and he asks Quill to help find out what happened. The two plots are interwoven quite nicely and also wrapped up quite satisfactorily.
I hope to see more of this series as I find it one of the more enjoyable ones out there (with the exception of just one or two earlier episodes).
Well this one takes the cake!!
Fifty pages and three weeks into it I realized it was just not going to happen. I was thinking up of any excuse, including housework and going to sleep early or staring through the window on the bus way home, anything but reading this horrid book.
I think it had too many characters, they sounded forced and fabricated, it was dragging on, and when I flipped through it to read random paragraphs it all read so lukewarm. I felt like I was eating stale bread, and I like juicy good books, so this one went back on the shelf.
Too bad, I liked the concept, and the recipe on the back was better than the book itself.
Major disappointment there, don't know if I would tackle Bishop's other books.
I had read the first three books in the series and had really enjoyed them, but Puree was a big disappointment.Also, I think that Claudia Bishop may have lifted the Civil War idea from the TV show "Ed." This season "Ed" had a similar episode about the reenactment of a Civil War battle which Stuckeyville had supposedly won but actually had lost. Coincidence? Who knows? Just save your time and money and pass on this puree.