Book Reviews of Caught Dead in Philadelphia

Caught Dead in Philadelphia
Caught Dead in Philadelphia
Author: Gillian Roberts
ISBN-13: 9780345353405
ISBN-10: 0345353404
Publication Date: 10/12/1988
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
First book in series
very well written, looking forward to the rest of series.
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Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
Will read author again.
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First in the series of Philadelphia teacher Amanda Pepper's adventures.
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Quick paced story with believable characters.
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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.
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Easy but good read, entertaining and fast paced.
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Good light read.
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I love the Amanda Pepper mysteries and this one does not disappoint.
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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.
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Book One in the series
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esp. good for being published in 1987.
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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.