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Posted September 12, 2011
A Mystery Not to Be Missed!
The richness of references to music, art, literature and medicine woven into this engaging tale of a smart modern San Francisco woman juggling being a mom, wife, writer and sleuth make this a fun read. The characters come alive in the hands of talented writer, Linda Lee Peterson and make you want to explore more adventures of main character, Maggie Fiori.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 22, 2005
If you're interested in a clever plot, snappy dialogue, a setting to die for and fine writing, read Edited to Death. Linda Peterson's sleuth, Maggie Fiori, a magazine writer/wife/mother will appeal to any mystery reader, regardless of your preferred genre. You'll want to turn the pages to find out what happens to Fiori, but you'll linger long enough to savor the vivid descriptions of the San Francisco Bay Area, and pick up the clues cleverly placed throughout the locale.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 7, 2005
A ripping great read
I love a good mystery, and this one¿s got it all: a plot with punch and pull; rich, vivid descriptions; and cast of breathing, realized characters who swirl around the singular lead¿an oddball charmer with edges and secrets and a lot of heart. But Maggie Fiori is not the slightly embittered loner tough-chick who often stars in mystery fiction. She¿s savvy, witty, passionate, and enmeshed in a world of relationships¿husband, children, co-workers and collaborators, friends old and new. Maggie isn¿t just solving a mystery in Edited to Death, she¿s righting wrongs, making amends, enlarging possibilities, and trying to make sense of the ripple effects that occur across all relationships when one connection changes or ends. She¿s also a big smarty who knows a little bit about a lot of things. I not only learned more about the San Francisco Bay Area, I picked up a little art history, some poetry, and a sprinkling of Italian and Yiddish. I look forward to Maggie¿s continuing adventures.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 15, 2005
A double mystery page-turner
Ms. Peterson gets rolling with the first line and never lets up. There's humor on every page, but you can also hear and feel the crackling current of tension that runs between her amateur sleuth, Maggie Fiore, and Maggie's husband, Michael. There's also the friction and pull Maggie feels between her commitment to the people she loves and her aspirations for herself as an individual -- you don't have to be a female, wife, or mother to feel and relate to that conflict. Oh, no! For those who care only about the whodunit puzzle, the double mystery will keep you turning the pages. In order to figure out who killed the dead guy you have to figure out what the dead guy was after with a mysterious magazine article he was all set to assign to his favorite freelance writer: Maggie Fiore. Maggie had gone to his apartment to get the scoop on the project only to find him dead. And so the adventure begins.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.