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Family Skeletons (Torie O'Shea, Bk 1)
Family Skeletons - Torie O'Shea, Bk 1
Author: Rett MacPherson
As resident genealogist, historian, tour guide, and occasional amateur snoop, Victory "Torie" O'Shea can be found anywhere in the historic German town of New Kassel, Missouri -- mixing fudge, giving tours, tracing family trees, and even investigating murder... — When shop-owner Norah Zumwalt asks Torie for help in piecing together h...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312966027
ISBN-10: 0312966024
Publication Date: 6/15/1998
Pages: 207
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Family Skeletons (Torie O'Shea, Bk 1) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Usually I'm fanatic about reading books in their proper order, but I was stuck in a hospital waiting room a couple weeks ago without anything to read. The gift shop had a used book cart, 3 paperbacks for $1, so I picked out three, and #10 in this mystery series (Died in the Wool) was one of them. I started reading and was immediately into the story, the characters, the town. Along with characters I really enjoyed, the mystery involved solving murders from the past, which is probably my favorite plot.

When I got home, I discovered #1 in the series, Family Skeletons, waiting patiently in my TBR mountain, so I moved it to the peak and read it next. It also was very enjoyable, and since the heroine, Victory (Torie) is a geneaologist, and agrees to do a family tree for a woman who owns an antique store in town, and who is murdered 2 days later, this one also involves a murder mystery from the past.

I read a lot of mysteries, and mostly I read series with female sleuths. Usually my preference is for single sleuths; because some of the minor plot lines in series with detectives who are married with children really bore me. But not this series. Torie is married, with 2 young children in #1, and by #10, she's added another child.

This goes solidly on my fairly short list of favorite mystery series to follow.
cocoamomo avatar reviewed Family Skeletons (Torie O'Shea, Bk 1) on + 83 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Book 1 in the Victory O'Shea series. Victory (Torie) is a genealogist in a small town in Missouri. She stumbles into a murder mystery while researching a woman's ancestors. It is a good, fun read. I loved it!
KansasSunflower avatar reviewed Family Skeletons (Torie O'Shea, Bk 1) on + 326 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book in this series and, at least in my opinion, should be read first as it sets up all the other recurring characters. Unfortunately for me, I read it after I had read many of the others, but I still enjoyed it. This is an easy-to-read cozy series and it's worth your time if you like cozies.
reviewed Family Skeletons (Torie O'Shea, Bk 1) on + 202 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the first of the Tori O'Shea mystery series.
reviewed Family Skeletons (Torie O'Shea, Bk 1) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very entertaining and well-written.
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barbalonia avatar reviewed Family Skeletons (Torie O'Shea, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book. Great mix of mystery, cozy, and genealogy. Can't wait to read more in this series.
shooky avatar reviewed Family Skeletons (Torie O'Shea, Bk 1) on + 138 more book reviews
Great cozy mystery and a hard to tell "who dunnit"!!
reviewed Family Skeletons (Torie O'Shea, Bk 1) on + 115 more book reviews
Great book! Very well written - kept my interest. This is the first book in this series.

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