Book was very cute. Written from the point of the book's heroine, Turing Hopper, an AIP (Artificial Intelligence Personality). You truly forget that Turing is a computer, and not a human.
Awesome series starter. I read the 2nd one first. This book, You've Got Murder, really MUST be read before the other series titles.
Very enjoyable, and the violence is limited, so this is nearly what I'd call a 'cozy' mystery. I've already requested #2 in this series. The plot is intriguing, the characters are likable sorts and I never found any of the computer-ese to be too technical. Turing is a new sort of protagonist, but a very well-developed personality.
Enjoyed very, very much. Different and a good first start. Anxious to see where she takes her characters.
For all those that love computers. Turing Hopper is an Artificial Intelligence Personality - AIP - a mainframe computer with a mind like Miss Marple. Her creator dissapears and she gets worried. Using all her skills - and some human friends - she tries to catch the flesh and blood criminal. - This may make you worry about what all those computers out there might be capable of.
On the whole, I really enjoyed this series which featured the most unusual of amateur sleuths, Turing Hooper, an artificial-intellienge library computer with a friendly woman's personality, who has somehow gained sentience. It is too bad that the author seems to have stopped the series at four books. She left plenty of room for more stories.
I find that the Turing Hooper series is even more hilarious than her extrenely funny "bird" series. As Turing investigates murder, and asks her small circle of human friends who know her secret to do the legwork, she must try to figure out illogical human feelings, motives, thoughts, and relationships, often with hilarious misconceptions. Her various other projects, such as gardening and making recipies have equally ludicrous results.
In this, the first book in the series, Turing must investigate the murder of one of her creators.
very different and fun cozy. Worth reading
A very fun read. The author was new to me and I picked it for the title. lol It turned out to be highly enjoyable and a very fun read. Highly recommend this book/series!
interesting and fun, a bit scarier than i thought it would be,
1- in terms of suspense
2- in terms of "computer intelligence" and the things that can
be accomplished by computer!
when donna andrews set out to create a "new type of detective" she really hit the mark!
A really entertaining story of Turning Hooper, A digital Nero Wolfe.
What a fun read! I started this months ago and had to give up the book; so glad that I found another copy to finish the story.
Turing is pretty lovable for a bunch of hardware, and her two human sidekicks were quietly wonderful.
The only very minor downside is that much (maybe half?) of the book is written in italics. That's not a terribly bad thing, but it seems like "Turing Speak" could have been indicated in some other way.
A very cute book with a different protagonist - a computer (artificial intelligence program) named Turing. Turing is worried about her programmer, Zack, who has failed to login for a few days. She enlists the help of her two human friends to be her hands and feet not knowing the danger she puts them and herself in. A thoroughly enjoyable book!
In the very humorous and imaginative style of Donna Andrews, this might be the start of my new favorite series!
Thhis is the first book in a new delightful series. Meet Turing Hopper, cyber-sleuth, and mainframe computer with the mind of the best detectives. A fun read.
Turing Hopper is an Artificial Intelligence Personality at the Universal Library. She's not the only one, but she's the one who's developing relationships and figures out that there's fraud and murder threatening the start-up and all the AIPs. Interesting ideas, nicely crafted story.
I couldn't get into the plot.
The jacket blurb says it best - "A new sleuth for a new age." Turing Hopper is the perfect cyber-sleuth for the new millennium because Turing is an Artifical Intelligence Personality, an AIP - she's a mainframe computer with a mind like Miss Marple. Unlike other AIPs, Turing is sentient and she senses foul play when her own creator disappears. Will an AIP be able to catch a flesh and blood criminal?
My personal opinion is that this book is a good read and Turing Hopper is a great character.
Very enjoyable - the first book in the Turing Hopper series.
Turing Hopper is great fun and an appropriate protagonist for the computer age
Great read! Interesting premise..