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Dell, Aug 2001, 5.99, 288 pp.
ISBN: 0440235200

    The last few years have not been easy on Hannah Ives ever since she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy. Eight months ago her mother died and Daddy became an alcoholic.
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    Just when she thinks things can not turn any worse, she meets Daddy's new girlfriend at a family wedding, which turns into a case of dislike at first sight. Her mom is dead less than a year and her father is seeing a trailer trash woman years younger than him, who has several buried husbands to her name. The family attends a Christmas party, but leave in embarrassment and disgust. The next day, the girlfriend of Hannah's father is found dead and good ole dad is missing. Led by Hannah, everyone searches for Daddy feeling confident that he may be an old fool but not a killing fool.

    The heroine in this amateur sleuth novel is a courageous role model that readers should emulate. The mystery is filled with numerous exciting subplots that seamlessly flow back to the strong story line, making for a wonderful reading experience. Marcia Talley is a creative author whose characters are a cross section of real people.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   30% Special suspect?    -   lover Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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