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Murder on Monday (Lois Meade, Bk 1)
Murder on Monday - Lois Meade, Bk 1
Author: Ann Purser
Meet Lois Meade  -- a working-class mum who cleans houses for a living but makes solving murders her business... — A devoted wife and mother of three, Lois Meade cleans several houses in the quaint village of Long Farnden. Though her profession has given her intimate knowledge of her clients' lives, she prides herself on...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425192979
ISBN-10: 0425192970
Publication Date: 10/7/2003
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 175 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Murder on Monday (Lois Meade, Bk 1) on + 86 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
Loved this one! 1st in a very enjoyable series - I have put the others on my wishlist. A Cozy series with a little bit of edge - the heroine sleuth is a little cranky (not Agatha Raisin cranky, but still..)
reviewed Murder on Monday (Lois Meade, Bk 1) on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
A lovely mystery! This is a quick read with enough twists and subplots to keep you guessing. I like that the author adds so much of the family detail to the story. It makes the characters rounder and more appealing. I would definitely recommend this book to people who enjoy British cozies. It reminds me a bit of M.C.Beaton's Hamish or Agatha series' with a bit less humor and a bit more detail.
reviewed Murder on Monday (Lois Meade, Bk 1) on + 186 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
First in the terrific new series. Highly recommended.
reviewed Murder on Monday (Lois Meade, Bk 1) on + 322 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
First book in this wonderful series by Ann Purser. It is amazing what goes on behind the curtained windows in this little English Village. Lois Meade with her cleaning service is just so handy (and so curious) that she finds herself trying to solve this first mystery. However, the police think they should solve this mystery on their own, although they would love for Lois to "snoop around for them". But Lois won't stop at just snooping............
reviewed Murder on Monday (Lois Meade, Bk 1) on + 158 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Disliked this book from the first few pages! A working class family in England spouting anti-police comments without a good explanation as to why was just a big turnoff. And with the housekeeping mother as a sleuth wanting to be a volunteer special constable (maybe like our Neighborhood Watch??), the anti-authority stance just didn't make sense.
I have read historic British mysteries for years so am quite familiar with the Queen's English and have visited London several times, but the use of British street slang left me clueless as to what some dialogue meant.
I trudged through to the finish just to give it a chance since this series was recommended to me by other PBS members, but won't be seeking out any of the other Lois Meade mysteries.
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reviewed Murder on Monday (Lois Meade, Bk 1) on + 404 more book reviews
I really got involved in this. A little hard to understand the British slang but interesting story.
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A decent reading experience, not outstanding but better than some of the later books in the series.I guess I just don't like the style that much, a little too ccntrived and cartoonish even for a cozy.
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If you like British cozies, I think you'll enjoy this book. They're not really my cup of tea, but the plot sounded really good so I went for it. It was decent enough, but not loving the English village cozies, I did skip a lot of pages to get to the end. I will say, the end was good!

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