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Jeanne M. Dams

Autor/a de The Body in the Transept

39+ obres 2,586 Membres 118 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Obres de Jeanne M. Dams

The Body in the Transept (1995) 310 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
Trouble in the Town Hall (1996) 197 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Holy Terror in the Hebrides (1997) 190 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Victim in Victoria Station (1996) 155 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Malice in Miniature (1998) 149 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Killing Cassidy (2000) 140 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
To Perish in Penzance (2001) 137 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Sins Out of School (2003) 133 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Death in Lacquer Red (1999) 122 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Winter of Discontent (2004) 117 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
A Dark and Stormy Night (2011) 69 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Evil that Men Do (2012) 62 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Corpse of St James's (2012) 62 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Murder at the Castle (2013) 60 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Red, White, and Blue Murder (2000) 60 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Shadows of Death (2014) 51 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Green Grow the Victims (2001) 43 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Gentle Art of Murder (2015) 42 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Silence is Golden (2002) 41 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Day of Vengeance (2014) 37 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Blood Will Tell (2016) 36 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Smile and Be a Villain (2016) 36 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Crisis at the Cathedral (2018) 32 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Murder in Burnt Orange (2011) 32 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Crimson Snow (2005) 32 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Dagger Before Me (2019) 30 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Indigo Christmas (2008) 29 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Missing Masterpiece (2017) 27 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Foolproof (2009) 25 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Death in the Garden City (2019) 24 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Bath Conspiracy (2021) 19 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Murder in the Park (2022) 17 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A Feast of Crime (2005) 16 exemplars
Death Comes to Durham (2020) 16 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Deadly Web (2022) 15 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Music and Murder (2023) 8 exemplars, 1 ressenya

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A Taste of Murder: Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers (1999) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Murder, They Wrote II (1998) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya


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Nom oficial
Dams, Jeanne M.
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
South Bend, Indiana, USA
Llocs de residència
Indiana, USA
Kimberley Cameron



Jeanne Dams is the author of my go-to comfort reads, the Dorothy Martin cozy mysteries. In this 26th installment, she does not disappoint.

As is often the case, Dorothy and Alan, her retired police Chief Constable husband, venture off on a vacation, this time to visit Alan's old friend, Christopher Prideaux, who lives in the Lake District Home of William Wordsworth.

Also, as is always the case, when Dorothy and Alan travel, there's a murder and they both get involved in solving it. Here, the murder is of an annoying politician during a Fell race.

Featuring an extremely clever method of murder and the interactions of Dorothy and Alan with the locals, this is another outstanding installment in this long-running cozy series.

Highly recommended to cozy mystery fans!!

(I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Net Galley, in exchange for a fair and honest review)
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lindapanzo | May 19, 2024 |
Alan’s honorary great-niece Lucy is visiting Sherebury from Chicago to deliver a series of lectures about fundraising, and Dorothy is happy to make her acquaintance too. Lucy is also in love, but when her fiance is struck and killed by a speeding vehicle in London while making a surprise visit to see her, Alan and Dorothy begin to have second thoughts about his character, whether his death is an accident and who might have wanted to kill him….This is the 25th and so far last of the Dorothy Martin cozy series, which has carried readers all throughout the UK in some delightful and some dreary books; I mostly just read this for the sake of completeness. That said, it’s a reasonably good finale for Dorothy and Alan, along with their cats and faithful dog, plus the new addition of a very determined little kitten. Why the couple makes the decision they do at the very end is beyond me, though, given that Alan has kids and grandkids, and Dorothy has nieces and nephews, but perhaps Ms. Dams is setting things up for a new series with a character introduced here. In any event, a mild recommendation for this one.… (més)
thefirstalicat | Feb 5, 2024 |
Dorothy and Alan head to a holiday in Bath, hoping to enjoy some quiet time together, but in no time at all they find themselves embroiled in criminal events: somebody placed stolen goods in the trunk of their car and, once the authorities rule them out as suspects, they are asked to assist the police in their inquiries. However, the case is baffling - most of the loot is worthless and there’s little to connect any of the items other than that they all seem to come from various museums in the region. Ultimately it is Dorothy’s inquisitive nature that may lead them to the solution, before too many people get hurt…. This is the 24th Dorothy Martin book and one of the slightest. Aside from the rather silly “crime spree” and its even more ridiculous solution, there’s not a lot going on here. Although a few people are injured, nobody dies in this book for a change, but nothing much happens either. And there are a few annoying editing errors (one character named Sylvie becomes “Sylvia” at one point, and at the end of the book Dorothy and Alan give someone a gift after everybody else has left, ignoring the fact that they are visiting someone else’s house at the time). I’ve liked this series in part because of the relationships and in part for the travelog aspects, but this one just feels tired to me.… (més)
thefirstalicat | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 22, 2024 |
Dorothy and Alan are visiting Alan’s old colleague David, a former police chief in Cornwall, in the historic northern town of Durham when they are asked to look into the death of a local doctor. The man had been living in a luxurious home for wealthy dementia patients (although he had no dementia himself), where David’s courtesy aunt is accused of causing the man’s death. In their attempts to clear her name, Dorothy and Alan come across the death of a student by accidental drowning, the assault of another student, the disappearance of a somewhat shady man and, eventually, a very dangerous encounter for Dorothy…. The religiosity in this series is front and center here, especially as one of the characters is a divinity student, and the solution to the various crimes is rather slapdash, but Dorothy and Alan remain congenial characters and the setting is beautifully described. This is the 23rd (of 25) book in the series, and I will go ahead and finish the series having gotten this far, although I think one needn’t have read all the previous books before tackling this one; mildly recommended.… (més)
thefirstalicat | Jan 10, 2024 |



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