I really enjoyed this one. It's the first of the Amanda Pepper series about a funny and smart Philadelphia schoolteacher. Not that many mysteries actually make me laugh, but this is one. The characters have some depth, and I especially enjoyed the Philadelphia/Ardmore setting after having a relative living there for a few years.
First book in series
very well written, looking forward to the rest of series.
Returning home from school, Amanda finds a friend has been murdered in her living room. Always in the right place at the right time (later, she happens upon a second body in much the same way), Amanda is up to the task, and ultimately solves the mystery with a few clever deductions. She also conveniently solves the problem of her personal life by falling in love with a charming detective with a Southern accent and a solid background in English Lit, who has been assigned to the case.
First in the series of Philadelphia teacher Amanda Pepper's adventures.
Amanda Pepper, a 30 year old Philadelphia schoolteacher, is chief suspect when a fellow teacher appears on her doorstep and begs to let her stay for a few hours while Amanda is at school. When Amanda gets home her friend is lying on the floor, and she's dead. So what's a teacher to do? Amanda starts by asking questions and soon she has a thing or two to teach the blue-eyed police detective! This is a great series - good mysteries with characters you'd want to meet in real life.
Quick paced story with believable characters.
Easy but good read, entertaining and fast paced.
I love the Amanda Pepper mysteries and this one does not disappoint.
esp. good for being published in 1987.
This is the first Amanda Pepper book and in my opinion the best. She has a very funny, sarcastic sense of humor and no love of her prep school's students.
I figured this one out before the end, but believe it's still the start of a great series. Interesting characters with some sass.
Looking forward to book 2.