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Grace under Pressure (Manor House Mystery Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Hyzy gets better with each book.

I read a lot of mystery series, and became a fan of the somewhat-new White House chef series (3 books) by Ms. Hyzy. So I bought this, her newest book and series, yesterday at BN, read it pretty much straight through, and enjoyed every bit of it. The Manor series looks l...
I read a lot of mystery series, and became a fan of the somewhat-new White House chef series (3 books) by Ms. Hyzy. So I bought this, her newest book and series, yesterday at BN, read it pretty much straight through, and enjoyed every bit of it. The Manor series looks like it will be more of a typical mystery series than the often-funny White House upstairs/downstairs intrigues, but the characters and setting are as interesting. As always, Ms. Hyzy excels at developing interesting fictional characters who will stick in your brain long after you have finished the book. I think she is truly a promising writer and I hope she will be will be writing both the White House and Manor series for a long time to come.

posted by Katherine30 on May 30, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Lackluster mystery

The female protangonist/amateur sleuth is not very likeable and comes across as self-absorbed and self-important, all other characters are pretty one-dimensional. Even though the story is set in a history-filled manor house and museum no real atmosphere is ever achieve...
The female protangonist/amateur sleuth is not very likeable and comes across as self-absorbed and self-important, all other characters are pretty one-dimensional. Even though the story is set in a history-filled manor house and museum no real atmosphere is ever achieved. I can't recommend spending time or money on this first installemnt of the manor house mysteries.

posted by 785210 on December 27, 2011

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    Posted December 14, 2012

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    *she rises and grabs her things, knowing she's on enemy territory. She quickly disappears into the forest.*

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    Posted December 15, 2012

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    This isnt the real games......

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  • Posted November 5, 2010

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    A fun start to a new cozy mystery series!

    Grace Under Pressure was my first exposure to Julie Hyzy, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hyzy gives us a detective cozy in the traditional English manor house setting but with less conventional characters. There are plots and subplots -- romances, fraud, petty rivalries and family intrigues.


    Well crafted, witty and engrossing, Grace Under Pressure is a book that I'd recommend to cozy lovers everywhere. I look forward to the next installment in the Manor House Mysteries.


    ISBN-10: 0425235211 - Mass Market Paperback $7.99
    Publisher: Berkley (June 1, 2010), 320 pages.
    Review copy provided by the publisher.

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