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by Mary Daheim

  • ISBN: 0061351571
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Mary Daheim
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon (April 26, 2011)
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Mystery maven Mary Daheim serves up murder and mayhem in this tale of a vacation gone awry at the Stillasnowamish Resort Casino. After being forced out of the B′9126B by post-fire renovations, Judith and Renie pack up the family and settle in for the duration

Mystery maven Mary Daheim serves up murder and mayhem in this tale of a vacation gone awry at the Stillasnowamish Resort Casino. After being forced out of the B′9126B by post-fire renovations, Judith and Renie pack up the family and settle in for the duration. As if bickering from the two mothers wasn′t enough hassle, the group discovers Salome, the resort magician′s beautiful assistant they′d seen perform only hours earlier, dead from multiple stab wounds. While Judith can′t help but snoop around, her husband Joe is officially recruited to investigate by the casino manager.

From USA Today bestselling author Mary Daheim comes her latest Bed-and-Breakfast book featuring innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn and her irrepressible cousin Renie in a mystery that takes them on the wrong side of the tracks. Loco Motive It's autumn at Hillside Manor B&B, and with the changing leaves come some unexpected guests. There's Judith's son and daughter-in-law, with their two children in tow, a couple with an impossible (and unbelievable?) last name who show up from nowhere, and a pair of giggly young women who don't seem to know where they're going.

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Loco Motive: A Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery Daheim Mary HarperCollins USA 9780061351563 : From USA Today bestselling author Mary Daheim comes her latest Bed-and-Breakfast book featuring innke. From USA Today bestselling author Mary Daheim comes her latest Bed-and-Breakfast book featuring innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn and her irrepressible cousin Renie in a mystery that takes them on the wrong side of the tracks. Its autumn at Hillside Manor B&B, and with the changing leaves come some unexpected guests.

year for the Bed-and-Breakfast industry. We’ve lost at least four grand, Judith said in a morose tone. It’s automatic when someone relatively young and in otherwise good health dies in a hospital. The county medical examiner has jurisdiction. Joe gave a slight shake of his head. That makes sense, Judith said as she rolled to the.

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Mysteries starring Judith McMonigle (later Flynn) with her bed-and-breakfast Hillside Manor on Heraldsgate Hill. Mysteries starring Judith McMonigle (later Flynn) with her bed-and-breakfast Hillside Manor on Heraldsgate Hill.

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I have enjoyed the other Bed and Breakfast series books, and really like the Alpine series. But this one fails to meet the usual standard. I enjoyed this book, but it didn’t seem to flow as seamlessly as most of Mary Daheim's books do. Even so, I enjoyed reading it. I've read all of her Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery books and some of the Alpine series as well. This book seemed to have many loose ends and I felt like it was incomplete. This one was not as funny as usual.

“Daheim writes with wit, wisdom, and a big heart. I love her books.”—Carolyn Hart

 

Another deft and daffy Bed-and-Breakfast mystery from the indomitable Mary Daheim—“The reigning Queen of the Cozies” (Portland Oregonian)—Loco Motive races full speed ahead with mystery and hilarity, as B&B hostess and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigal Flynn and her cousin Renie find their train ride to Boston has been derailed by murder most foul.


Reviews about Loco Motive: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries) (7):
Stanober
I'll probably finish the book, since I'm 3/4 of the way through it. Any less, and I would just stop reading. Judith has become a real grouch, while Renie isn't much better. She behaves like a spoiled teenager, but that doesn't seem to bother anyone. Don't get me started on Oscar - that's just stupid. I couldn't figure out why Judith wouldn't tell her kids that she was leaving town. Big deal, who cares? They just dropped in unexpectedly. Why was it critical for Judith and Renie to attend a Halloween parade, when they had a train to catch. Why did Judith allow Wee Willie to jump off her roof twice, without threatening legal action? Good grief! She's a professional, the B&B is her livelihood, and she's had enough deaths in the place already. And a tough-guy character named Wee Willie Weavil?

If that wasn't bad enough, the confusion aboard the train, and the multitude of characters were tenuous to follow. It almost seemed like the editor took too much out. One minute they're eating dinner, the next minute they're breaking into someone's room (apparently train roomettes don't lock?). In between all of this seems to be characters that "look familiar" to Judith, people who have stayed at the B&B, a bratty little kid with a speech impediment, heart attacks, gun-shots, an elderly couple who randomly went into shock, then were kidnapped (?), a sheriff locked out of the train by the bratty kid, and dozens more incidents/characters that contribute nothing to the story.

Frankly, it's one of the most exhausting reads ever. Mary Daheim 's books are so much better than this one.
Gajurus
First impressions are not always correct. I picked "All The Pretty Hearses" as the first book to read in this series. Didn't care for it after reading three chapters, set it aside, and went back to it later. The rest is history. All of the books have humor, but this one is my favorite. The mysteries are always compelling. This particular one is just non-stop humor once Judith and Renie get on the train. It is necessary to understand the relationship between these two cousins, otherwise, their remarks to each other will just seem to be sarcasm, which it is, of course, but lovingly so. I remember reading a review a short time ago on one of the other stories in this series, and the individual indicated she was not happy with the book. She found Judith's mother to be just a cranky old woman, which she is, but not really deep down. I think she indicated she wouldn't be reading any more of these. Hope she tries one more and picks this one. It would be a shame to miss out on this series.
Wrathshaper
It started out promising. Although the future murder victim was a bit improbable, I was willing to suspend disbelief. The first few chapters were fine and I really like the cousins. However, the plot gets really REALLY convoluted once they are all on the train. I had an almost impossible time keeping track of who was who. I ended up backtracking and even writing down names-relationships! I am also uncertain why something in the victim's history had to be suppressed 5 years back. A book intended as light reading should NOT be so convoluted.

Also, the mis-identity of the main victim seemed an unnecessary complication. And the whole lawsuit against Judith's B&B seemed totally spurious and bogus. No way would relatives of some idiot jumping off a roof against the protests and warnings of the proprietor win a lawsuit! Not even an OJ jury would find in favor of THAT! Judith should have realized that. I also didn't like that a particular sympathetic character was also offed. The ending was not terribly satisfying. I would have liked a confrontation between cousins and evildoer, but it happened "offstage."

I also have a bone to pick with the author in that she makes Judith's hip replacement a crippling ongoing ordeal that too-frequently dislodges and has left her quite shaky on her feet. I suffered horribly from the same ailment and postponed hip replacement surgery for over a year because I believed what Daheim has been describing for several books now, enduring instead agonizing and crippling pain that left me seriously considering buying a Scootaround wheelchair. I was really afraid I'd endure what Judith did.

Two hip replacements later, and a month's healing time, and I am wearing high heels again. I wish I hadn't lost that year! Daheim or Judith must have had a really crappy surgeon!
Terr
I have read this series from the beginning, but this one will be my last. I don't like the way Judith is written now. When did she get to be such a wimpy bitch? At least the word 'snapped' wasn't used on every page like it was in previous books when Judith snapped at Renie, Joe, and anyone else she came in contact with. I am also so very tired of the references to Judith's artificial hip joint. A hip replacement makes one better, stronger. My Mom had both of hers done and continued to help my Dad farm! I agree with other reviewers that there are way to many characters and sub plots. I gave up trying to keep them all sorted in my mind and just read to finish the book. After the last 2 entries in this series, I thought maybe it was me who didn't get these stories anymore, but it's not. It's the direction the author has gone. Bye, bye, Judith.
Darkraven
I always enjoy this series and Loco Motive is just as entertaining as the rest of the series. The characters are quirky and fun and the story kept me thinking. My only complaint is that there are so many characters I get confused when I am only able to read at intervals. Nevertheless, it is always a great escape to sit and read one of Mary Daheim's books.
Vertokini
I've really enjoyed reading the Bed and Breakfast series, but this book was a disappointment. There are far too many characters to keep track of, and the story doesn't make sense. The resolution and recap at the end just left me confused and glad that the book was over. I'll keep reading the series, but this one was not nearly as good as its predecessors. If not for liking the series, I'd probably give it only 2 stars.
Blackworm
The pace of this is slow and the red herrings are annoying rather than intriguing. Not Daheim's best.

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