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eBook Somebody's Dead in Snellville ePub

by Patricia Houck Sprinkle

  • ISBN: 0312078099
  • Category: United States
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Patricia Houck Sprinkle
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (August 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 246
  • ePub book: 1274 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1237 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 825

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Somebody's Dead in Snellville book. Ordinarily I love Patricia Sprinkle but this was probably my least favorits of all her books. The problem was that practically everyone of the many characters were irritating

Somebody's Dead in Snellville book. The problem was that practically everyone of the many characters were irritating. The only one I liked was Andy, a neighbor of Sheila Travis (the main character detective.

Somebody's Dead In Snellville. I do hope Patricia Sprinkle writes a volume 8, particularly in light of the continuing but indefinite nature of Sheila and Crispin as a couple. I would hope, though, that Mrs. Sprinkle would tighten the pace, convoluted sequencing, and plot of her next effort. Also, Sheila's Aunt Mary needs to return as an active character, not just set aside as vacationing elsewhere, one of the big disappointments of "Deadly Secrets.

Book in the Sheila Travis Series). by Patricia Sprinkle. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780373261499. by Patricia Houck Sprinkle. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780312078096 (978-0-312-07809-6) Hardcover, St Martins Pr, 1992. Find signed collectible books: 'Somebody's Dead in Snellville'.

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Somebody's Dead in Snellville Book Summary and Study Guide. Patricia Houck Sprinkle Booklist Patricia Houck Sprinkle Message Board. Sheila Travis is an amateur detective who has to rank as one of the most reluctant sleuths in fictional history. Already well-known in Peachtree Corners near Atlanta because of her exploits in a previous case, Sheila gets involved in another caper in Snellville. 1992) (The fourth book in the Sheila Travis series) A novel by Patricia Sprinkle.

Sometime sleuth Sheila Travis (Murder on Peachtree Street, 1991, et., widowed 18 months and working in Atlanta, is a neighbor of wimpy Sara Sims Tait, young member of a multigenerational, mostly redneck, singularly unappealing clan

Sometime sleuth Sheila Travis (Murder on Peachtree Street, 1991, et., widowed 18 months and working in Atlanta, is a neighbor of wimpy Sara Sims Tait, young member of a multigenerational, mostly redneck, singularly unappealing clan. A rumor that the family farm, owned by tough old Grandma Sims, may be sold for millions appears to trigger a series of tragedies, starting with the murder of Sara's social-climbing mother Martha-shot to death in her kitchen. Later, dim-witted Uncle Billy is found hanged in the barn, seemingly a suicide.

Patricia Sprinkle was born in West Virginia, but grew up in North Carolina and Florida. After graduating from Vasser College where she studied creative writing, Sprinkle spent a year writing in the Scottish Highlands. Sprinkle has written non-fiction articles for religious magazines such as Guideposts and has also written educational materials on hunger. Sprinkle enjoys reading mysteries, and since 1988, Sprinkle has written twenty mystery novels. Sprinkle and her husband live in Georgia. They have two grown children. Библиографические данные.

Mike Lindenthal, the successful young executive editor of New York's Beyond magazine, has his hands full when popular West Coast TV talk-show host Bangor Laudicek threatens a lawsuit against the magazine. Bangor claims to have been misquoted and portrayed as condoning drug use by a writer who has attacked him in print before. Retained by Beyond, Manhattan's top libel lawyer, Robert Struiker, flies out to Los Angeles with Mike in tow, determined to contain the damage and settle out of court. To this end he intends to give Bangor what he wants most - the errant writer's head on a platter.Mike's loyalties to the magazine are tested when he finally meets the writer, beautiful, off-the-wall Trilla McGuffy, but his conflict of interest is dissolved when Bangor Laudicek falls nineteen floors to his death."She can say anything she wants about him now," Struiker sneers. "You can't libel the dead."Unraveling the complex web of relationships connecting a cast of bizarre characters to Bangor, Mike and Struiker produce chilling answers that come with sudden, mind-shattering violence.

Comments

Best West Best West
I read this series in order again although I read them years ago and they are still interesting.
Uthergo Uthergo
I have enjoyed all of her books...until this one. It seemed to drag much too often. The worst part was that she was not the center of attention but that weird family was....and weird is a kind word.
Mariwyn Mariwyn
I used to live near Snellville so I was excited to read this book!
elegant stranger elegant stranger
Good author
Arashitilar Arashitilar
Sheila Travis arrives home from a business trip to find that she has no kitchen floor. The apartment below hers had a kitchen fire while she was gone. Fortunately for Sheila, her next door neighbor, Sara Sims Tate, is going to a family dinner and invites Sheila along. It's Mother's Day, and Sheila normally wouldn't impose, but she has a terrible cold and it weakens her defenses. They arrive at Grandma Sim's house to find a houseful of Sara's relatives: "As Ruby performed brief introductions, people seemed to swell forward and recede like balloons at a parade. She gave each a weak smile, but said nothing. What difference did it make if they thought her rude? She had no intention of seeing any of them again, and if she shared her germs, they would never want to see her again, either."

There's one topic of conversation, though, that brings everybody to attention in one way or the other. Martha Sloan's face lights with delighted avarice as she tells. A developer may offer $10,000,000 for Grandma Sims' farm. People are making plans what to do with such a windfall before Grandma Sims applies the brakes. No land will be sold while she's alive.

Well, I thought, now I know who's going to die in this murder mystery. But I was wrong. Somebody else is shot in her own kitchen, and Sheila is drawn into family matters whether she wants to or not.

I am of two minds about "Somebody's Dead in Snellville". On one hand, the writing can be well crafted. On the other hand, this book seemed to go on too long. This Gwinnett County, Georgia, family had too many members, I kept forgetting who was who. More to the point, I wasn't sure I liked any of them.

The plotting is interesting, just a bit slow in getting to the point. Recommended as an easy read..

"Even the Almighty, however, has a hard time stemming Southern curiosity - often mistakenly called Southern hospitality."

Happy Reader
Endieyab Endieyab
Cow pastures are worth $10 million dollars. At least they are in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Neighboring Atlanta is outgrowing her boundaries and developers are offering top dollar for the farm lands and forests of what was once considered podunk backwater. At 97 years old, Grandma Sims, the humble-living grand matriarch of the Sims clan finds herself sitting on the most valuable piece of real estate in the county. But Grandma Sims doesn't want to sell.

A kitchen fire forces amateur detective, Sheila Travis, to impose on the Sims family hospitality. When the big news is announced during a family gathering another conflagration is ignited. Hopes alight and differences of opinion blaze. Some envision a windfall that will bail them out of private financial troubles. Others have big plans for the farm itself, if only Grandma Sims would let them work the land.

By everyone's reckoning, whether dreams of wealth, or ambitions of rebuilding the family farm to its former glory and more, only one person stands in your way;Grandma Sims. Yet, one by one, members of the Sims family are murdered, and not a hair is harmed on the old lady's head. Follow the money they always say, but is the glitter of all that gold blinding us to the killer's true motive? Go along with Travis as she reluctantly investigates, tearing her way through a briarpatch of complex family alliances and animosities in this enjoyable, perfect for bedtime reading, murder mystery.
Kagda Kagda
Sheila Travis is an amateur detective who has to rank as one of the most reluctant sleuths in fictional history. Already well-known in Peachtree Corners near Atlanta because of her exploits in a previous case, Sheila gets involved in another caper in Snellville. Sheila is not a strong protagonist. She is just one of the crowd spending a lot of time talking with suspects and witnesses. Sheila is Miss Marple without the same energy and sparkle. The plot is difficult to follow. The dialogue is often boring and trivial but the ending proves to be a mild surprise.