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Death of a Scriptwriter

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Patricia Martyn-Broyd, now in her seventies, has retired to the Highlands. She hasn't written a word in years and her books are out of print. But now ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.000
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by julieCS on Oct 7, 2010

A surprisingly (for me) engaging novel; easy, pleasant read. I enjoyed it. So why the rather tepid rating? For one thing, I like a really wholesome read, mysteries such as Georgette Heyer's or Agatha Christie's. This is relatively wholesome, but frankly, some of the characters use profanity, and whether that's realistic or not, my leisure reading is one "space" I can choose to keep my atmosphere light and clean! Also, this book (and apparently the series) has a character whose romantic life is repeatedly victimized by circumstance. A bit frustrating for the reader. And there was one unappetizing description of a corpse. If you don't mind these flaws, you might enjoy it. It holds the attention and has likeable characters.

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