Book Reviews of Murder Past Due (Reading Group Mystery, Bk 3)

Murder Past Due (Reading Group Mystery, Bk 3)
Murder Past Due - Reading Group Mystery, Bk 3
Author: D. R. Meredith
ISBN-13: 9780425178003
ISBN-10: 0425178005
Publication Date: 3/1/2001
Pages: 231
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Murder Past Due (Reading Group Mystery, Bk 3) on + 318 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
2nd in the series, I think. Megan's friend, Dr. Ryan Stevens, leads a tour of murder sites in Amarillo, TX, the setting for these amusing mysteries. A fun, cozy read.
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Helpful Score: 2
The Murder by the Yard, has been going strong for six months now Megan, wants to increase membership, with extra fun and publicity. But as usual murder follows Megan. Fun read
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Helpful Score: 2
Megan Clark and her mystery book group lead tours of famous Amarillo murder sites. One of the sites, the Gorman estate, was the scene of a unsolved murder/suicide case. A family member wants to know, 20 years later, what really happened and asks Megan and her cohorts for help. Mystery readers will appreciate the references to other books - Hercule Poirot, Kinsey Milhone
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story again, love this series. The mix of old and new murder stories was a new twist and a great read. She brought them together nicely. Megan and Ryan are great fun along with the other characters. Their antics are a great read. Looking forward to the next one. Good cozies.
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This book now comes as a recorded book (9781470318161) and that is what I read. On the positive side: there were some genuinely funny interactions between characters. Otherwise, I found this book to be awful. The reading by Julia Gibson did nothing for the story; her voice was perky as was needed for the heroine, Megan Clark. However, (to my ears) she sounded like this was her first reading assignment. Alan Nebelthaus voice was much more convincing, even though the dialog he had to work with left much to be desired.

I quake at the thought of disliking a mystery; I love the genre. However, there was too much padding in this novella (240 pages); the author even interwove an older murder mystery (a red herring). This made the jump from one mystery to the other tedious.

One of the most ridiculous aspects of this story (the murder took place 20 years before) and all of the characters remembered exactly what they played at the bridge table, ate, discussed, etc. I know a death in the family would be shocking and be a fixed memory (much in the vein of: Where were you when you found out that President Kennedy had been shot?). I might have accepted this amazing recall at a Mensa convention; but this seemed to be a bit over the top.