Book Reviews of Bead on Trouble (Kitzi Camden, Bk 1)

Bead on Trouble (Kitzi Camden, Bk 1)
Bead on Trouble - Kitzi Camden, Bk 1
Author: Barbara Burnett Smith
ISBN-13: 9780425199992
ISBN-10: 0425199991
Publication Date: 1/4/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 68 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Bead on Trouble (Kitzi Camden, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 4
I really enjoyed this book. I thought the bead camp was a very different setting. I was saddened to learn of the author's passing, as I would have liked to have read more from her.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was just a fun quick read. It made me want to be a beader for sure. It introduces Kitzi Camden who joins her friend Beth at Camp Green Clover for some peaceful crafting only to find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation. Unfortunately do to the untimely death of Barbara Burnett Smith there will only be one more Kitzi book which saddens me greatly
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Helpful Score: 3
Took a little to get into. Felt that the bead theme was a little weak, as the main character had little to do with beads. Still, it was a nice quick cozy read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very enjoyable book. Good character development!
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Helpful Score: 2
First is a series, this is a quick and easy read that many Texas women may enjoy because of the numerous references to real Texans. Since I love "crafty" heroines, I had hoped to find more beading tips. I will admit that I was stumped right to the end as to "whodunit" but did not enjoy this enough to keep it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a fun read! Quick and easy.
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Helpful Score: 2
Kitzi Camden mystery with bead craft as the theme. Bead pattern included.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book--not much on beading, just uses it as a setting. Good characterization.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book. The description of the camp and the beading activities taking place really lured me in. The mystery was a good one and, although I wasn't thrilled by the culprit/motice, kept me guessing. I will definitely get the next one in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Camp Green Clover. Texas: Best friends Kitzi and Beth met at camp at age eight- and still return every year, however a big-name contractor will be at the retreat, incognito, looking for new talent. Now, formerly happy campers are fighting tooth and nail, hiding work from each other, even stealing. And then renowned beader May Feather actually ends up dead.
There are almost as many suspects at Green Clover as there are beads in Kitzi's bag. And everyone must stay at camp until the police have interviewed them unless they want to trade in their friendship bracelets for handcuffs. Kitzi has a fwe ideas and will follow her hunches police or no police. But the elusice killer appears determined to string everyone along..

Pretty good book
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Helpful Score: 1
From the back cover:
"Camp Green Clover, Texas: Best friends Kitzi and Beth met at a camp at age eight--and still return every year for a weekend of beading and bunk beds. This year, however, a big-name contractor will be at the retreat, incognito, looking for new talent. Now, formerly happy campers are fighting tooth-and-nail, hiding work from each other, even stealing. And then renowned beader May Feather actually ends up dead...
There are almost as many suspects at Green Clover as there are beads in Kitzi's bag. And everyone must stay at camp until the police have interviewed them--unless they want to treade in their friendship bracelets for handcuffs. Kitzi has a few ideas and will follow her hunches--police or no police. But the elusive killer appears determined to string everyone along..."

A fun and very enjoyable, very quick read. Not exactly great writing. Has some real-life Texas references. My crafting friends and I are hoping there is a real-life grown up crafting camp somewhere. The book inspired me to get back to jewelry making!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very cute, I really liked it.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good story with good character development. Look forward to the next one.
Jerrie
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This author, Barbara Burnett Smith passed away on February 19, 2005.
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A good mystery about a group of women who go away for a beading weekend retreat
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This is a quick read. I enjoyed the setting: a children's summer camp that is re-purposed during the other seasons as an adult (mostly women) sleep-away craft camp. It sounded like such a good idea!
The characters continue on in the later books of the series. I am hoping that the amateur detective, Kitzi, gains more experience. She made some poor choices in this plot. I like my detectives to be smarter than the average person. Don't you?
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Summer camp fun! with beading and a murder of course!
Well written, fun cozy.....loved it.
reviewed Bead on Trouble (Kitzi Camden, Bk 1) on
I loved this book. Being from Austin and a new member of the Austin Bead Society, this book mentions so many local places and events that it could be real. I enjoyed the characters and the plot.