Book Reviews of If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him (Elizabeth MacPherson, Bk 8)

If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him (Elizabeth MacPherson, Bk 8)
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him - Elizabeth MacPherson, Bk 8
Author: Sharyn McCrumb
ISBN-13: 9780449149980
ISBN-10: 0449149986
Publication Date: 3/31/1996
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 120 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
A great laugh out loud mystery by Sharyn McCrumb. This book has one of the best lines in it that I have ever read, I laughed so hard when I read it(the 2nd time, because it almost got by me because I read her books so fast), that I actually wrote it down. I'll give you a hint... The First Assembly of God Church... It's funny without being crass, not a lot of guts, gore, or sex, just an enjoyable quick read. I like this whole series featuring Elizabeth McPherson and her wacky relatives :)
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Helpful Score: 5
Sharyn McCrumb makes her reader laugh, cry and wonder how this story will end.
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Helpful Score: 3
It doesn't get any better than Sharyn McCrumb in the mystery field!!!! She is also a great person!
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Helpful Score: 3
I like this book because of it's little elements of humor.
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While this book isn't the best written book I have ever read from a structural standpoint, I did find it to be an interesting and imaginative twist in the murder mystery genre :)
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved it.
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Sharyn McCrumb has a way of writing that draws you into every one of her stories. She weaves a modern day tale in with one from the past and has you laughing and crying at the same time. This story involves two young lawyers, one with a client on trial for murder and the other who seems to get the clients who have a screw or two loose. While these tales are being told, the reader also learns of a case of apparent poisoning that took place many years prior the the present day cases but ends up being tied in. Enter Elizabeth McPhearson, forensic anthropologist and sister of the male lawyer, who while trying to deal with a missing-at-sea husband also is called upon to help solve one of the cases. A seemingly complicated tale that all comes delightfully together in the end.
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It is a well written book that provides an accurate potrayal of the south and all it entails.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book! really three different stories in one, all about women who murder (or do they?) their husbands...for good reasons! enjoy.
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How can you not love the title of this one? While I did enjoy it, I am still not totally "on board" with Elizabeth MacPherson. Hopefully she will grow on me. Still a good read.
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I love Sharon McCrumb and this is one of her better ones. Her books on life in rural Appalachia do not have to be read in order so pick one up.
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Mystery with some humor.
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My absolute favorite of all the Elizabeth MacPherson mysteries. You can really see the author's and character's growth.
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like the sense of humor running thru this book
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The best title ever given a mystery book! What woman could resist it? Haven't we all known people that it applied to?
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Bittersweet mystery with historical murder.
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This book was not only entertaining but fascinating to read and learn things you would never have known without reading it.
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This is an extremely funny book with some great twists.
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Great book! Lives up to it's wonderful title.
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All the Elizabeth McPherson books are good but this was one of the best. This is one of my favorite authors. She is so intelligent and sensitive and I always learn lots of new stuff when I read her books.
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I like McCrumb, hadn't read any of this series and was pleasantly surprised
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Well written and engaging.
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An unusual mystery that was a main selection of the Mystery Guild from a best selling author.
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A little slow but a good book
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Sharyn McCrumb's usual blend of laughs, tears and a little mystery thrown in - all for good measure. Enjoyed it!
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Murder mystery by Sharon McCrumb has forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson acting as PI for her brother's law firm. Funny characters and outrageously funny plot!
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I laughed out loud. Her characters are such real people.
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I just finished this book and I enjoyed it immensely. This is my first Sharyn McCrumb book and I love her writing style and her wit. I will definitely be reading more of her books.

That said, I wouldn't recommend reading this book before you read the others in the Elizabeth MacPherson series. Most series writers that I read (for instance, Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone books) give enough background information in each book that you can pick up any one of them and you don't feel like you've missed something. My first Kinsey Milhone book was "M is for Malice" and I didn't feel lost at all -- but I did start reading the series from the beginning.

That was not the case with this book. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone, so I will just generally say that you can tell there's *something* going on with Elizabeth and Cameron, her significant other or husband, but you really have a hard time figuring out what it is until almost the end of the book -- and even then it's a guess. It's a little distracting because Elizabeth is supposed to be the focus of the series, but she seems to be distracted by something the reader isn't completely privy to.

I highly recommend this book as a fun read, but don't make your introduction to this series.
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When forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson becomes the official P.I. for her brother Bill's fledgling Virginia law firm, she quickly takes on two complex cases. Eleanor Royden, a perfect lawyer's wife for twenty years, has shot her ex-husband and his wife in cold blood. And Donna Jean Morgan is implicated in the death of her Bible-thumping bigamist husband.

Bill's feminist firebrand partner, A. P. Hill, does her damnedest for Eleanor, an abused wife in denial, and Bill gallantly defends Donna Jean. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's forensic expertise, including her special knowledge of poisons, gives her the most challenging case of her career. . . .
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Sharyn McCrumb writes an delightful mystery.
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A funny mystery. Very good read.
Donna V.
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When forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson becomes the official P. I. for her brother Bill's fledgling Virginia law firm, she quickly takes on two complex cases.

Eleanor Royden, a perfect lawyers's wife for twenty years, has shot her ex-husband and his beautiful late model wife in cold blood. And Donna Jean Morgan is implicated in the death of her Bible-Thumping bigamist husband.....
reviewed If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him (Elizabeth MacPherson, Bk 8) on
When forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson becomes the official P.I. for her brother Bill's fledgling Virginia law firm, she quickly takes on two complex cases. Eleanor Royden, a perfect lawyer's wife for twenty years, has shot her ex-husband and his wife in cold blood. And Donna Jean Morgan is implicated in the death of her Bible-thumping bigamist husband.
Bill's feminist firebrand partner, A. P. Hill, does her damnedest for Eleanor, an abused wife in denial, and Bill gallantly defends Donna Jean. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's forensic expertise, including her special knowledge of poisons, gives her the most challenging case of her career. . . .
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i have not read this book, this is one that my aunt had in her collection.