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Cyanide with Christie. #3 / Katherine Bolger Hyde.

Hyde, Katherine Bolger, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hendrum LINK Site M HYD (Text) 33500013000575 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library M HYD (Text) 33500013000583 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780727888440
  • ISBN: 0727888447
  • Physical Description: 216 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First world edition.
  • Publisher: London : Severn House, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A game of charades ends in coldblooded murder in this entertaining cozy mystery, third in the Crime with the Classics series. Having finished transforming Windy Corner, the grand Victorian mansion she inherited from her great aunt, into a writers' retreat, widowed literature professor Emily Cavanaugh is ready to receive her first set of guests. But her careful planning is thrown into disarray by the unexpected arrival of outrageous true-crime writer, Cruella Crime, whose unpardonably rude behaviour is causing great offence. As a ferocious ice storm rages outside, the guests entertain one another with a game of charades. But their revelries are brought to a sudden halt by the discovery of a body in one of the guest bedrooms. When it transpires the victim was poisoned, Emily decides to take a leaf out of the book of her favourite detective writer, Agatha Christie, and investigate. But as she pursues her enquiries, it becomes chillingly clear that she herself may have been the intended victim...
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1
    Hyde's third entry in her Crime with the Classics series (after Arsenic with Austen, 2016, and Bloodstains with Brontë, 2017) this time pays homage to Agatha Christie. Widow Emily Cavanaugh, on sabbatical from teaching literature at Reed College, is hosting her first Windy Corner Writers' Retreat before Christmas in the Victorian mansion she inherited from her great aunt Beatrice in a small Oregon coastal town. But her six guests include two clunkers: rude memoirist Dustin Weaver and a gate-crashing writer of lurid paperbacks pen-named Cruella Crime, who has harmed two of the other guests and is blackmailing another. Winter storms leave roads too icy for travel, so the group is isolated when Cruella is found dying from cyanide put in a bottle of amaretto given to Emily as a gift. Sheriff Luke Richards, who has repeatedly proposed to Emily, struggles to overcome his jealousy of her instant warm friendship with guest Oscar Lansing when there's another murder attempt. So a confrontation is arranged, with Luke taking the Hercule Poirot role, to lay out the crimes and name the killer. Another winning cozy, with love finally prevailing. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation.
Murder > Investigation.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.

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