Book Reviews of Simon Said (Simon Shaw, Bk 1)

Simon Said (Simon Shaw, Bk 1)
Simon Said - Simon Shaw, Bk 1
Author: Sarah R. Shaber
ISBN-13: 9780312965556
ISBN-10: 0312965559
Publication Date: 5/15/1998
Pages: 216
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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I read a lot of mysteries and am always looking for something a bit different - this is a series I very much enjoy.
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Part of a series that takes place in NC. I really enjoyed the whole series
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A great debut novel! The characters are really well-written and likeable and the way that the author blends the mystery with a historic house is excellent!
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Being from NC, I enjoyed the attention to detail of the area. Many good and accurate descriptions of NC.
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Good read although I found the characters to be a little more interesting than the murder plot itself. Entertaining enough though for me to request the other books in this series.
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From Library Journal: "Simon Shaw, Pulitzer Prize-winning history professor at a small, private college in Raleigh, assists police in identifying a body discovered behind an historic house on campus. Although the victim, a young heiress, died in 1926, Shaw feels compelled to find out who killed her. His quest, plus the attentions of a police lawyer interested in the case, pull him out of a depression caused by his recent divorce and departmental politics?but then someone tries to kill him. Although the prose is a bit cut and dried, the Raleigh setting and historic elements should please most readers." Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --
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What do we have here? An ancient corpse when we were only looking for artifacts - maybe this is part of a missing persons case of long ago. Professor Simon Shaw will investigate.
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I enjoyed this, it was a light read. I was hoping for better things from it than it delivered, not much history or historical analysis, mostly we had to put up with a sad sack of a main character, and for all his promise as a professor, he didn't seem too bright to me.
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good read
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When Professor Simon Shaw begins investigating the murder of a woman who turns out to be the long missing heiress to the Bloodsworth estate, he finds himself trying to find answers to a case that is more than seventy years old and that someone wants to keep unsolved.

This is a cosy mystery that is light and fun to read. I found the history of the North Carolina house and area around 1926 to be very interesting. The characters are well-developed and draw you immediately into the plot. The twists and turns made the book hard to put down. The book is well written and I look forward to reading the others in the series. I highly recommend this book to cozy lovers who enjoy mysteries with an academic and historical touch.