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Murder Passes The Buck

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Like Evanovich? Love Deb Baker

As a big Evanovich fan, I was really looking forward to reading this based on the reviews. It didn't disappoint. Laugh-out-loud humour, a great story, and a really fun read. I'll definately be reading more from Gertie!

posted by SibelHodge on September 21, 2010

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9 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Murder Passes the Buck

This book was rather a disappointment for an avid reader of women's mystery writers. The writer borrows far too heavily from the likes of Goldy Schultz, the caterer turned detective, if somewhat reluctantly but with the help of a wealthy friend and a deputy husband who ...
This book was rather a disappointment for an avid reader of women's mystery writers. The writer borrows far too heavily from the likes of Goldy Schultz, the caterer turned detective, if somewhat reluctantly but with the help of a wealthy friend and a deputy husband who also cooks and helps her out of harms way. This heroine has a son, Blaze (named for a horse and still worked into a lather over it instead of just jumping into the saddle and being the stallion he could be), also a sheriff who spends so much of his time with his mousy almost-not-there as a character wife, Mary, who lives in a doublewide on Mom's property trying to get his hands on her money that he tries to have her declared incompetent by the court. It was filled with typos, misspellings, and awkward places made by a novice, not a novelist. I was very disappointing that this is compared to Janet Evonovich who really IS funny and sticks to the dialect of Trenton, NJ. There doesn't seem to BE a dialect of the Upper Penninsula, MI. I won't be wasting my money on another series by Deb Baker. I'm amazed she got published at all.

posted by judithannhillard on May 15, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Boo

    Just wanted to thank dollycas for her plot spoiler. Now i dont have to read the book!!!! Learn to write a review, not a blog, book report or dissertation. Stop dissecting every sentence.

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Tried to be like Bubba and the Dead Woman. But I didn't like Ger

    Tried to be like Bubba and the Dead Woman. But I didn't like Gertie.

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  • Posted October 20, 2013

    I'm a writer myself, so I hate to give poor reviews; but this wa

    I'm a writer myself, so I hate to give poor reviews; but this was not a good story. None of the characters were likeable and the plot was quite thin. Based on my reading, I do have to agree with the main character's son about her. She needs a caretaker.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Glad this book was free. Not a page-turner, easy to put down, a

    Glad this book was free. Not a page-turner, easy to put down, and in fact so un-enjoyable that I have given up trying to finish it. I love Janet Evanovich but did not find the characters in this book endearing like I find hers. To me, Gertie is more annoying than endearing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

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    So many people gave this book five stars so thought it would be a good funny book. Wrong I could not finish it. Thought it was pretty stupid.

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  • Posted February 3, 2013

    Our heroine, Gertie Johnson, is a self-indulgent, bigoted mess.

    Our heroine, Gertie Johnson, is a self-indulgent, bigoted mess.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Keeps your attention throughout the story

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I hated to put it down as I wanted to know what would happen next.

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    Posted November 28, 2012

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