The Bodies Out Back

The Bodies Out Back

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by Joseph E. Wright
     
 

A posh home in Philadelphia's Society Hill. A balcony for sunbathing. What's wrong with this picture? Nothing, unless you look over the railing. Your neighbor is looking up, only she doesn't see you. She's dead. If the cozy whodunit with family intrigue, blackmail, a couple of bodies, is your cup of tea, you'll want to join Pat Montgomary and Phillis Toner solve

Overview

A posh home in Philadelphia's Society Hill. A balcony for sunbathing. What's wrong with this picture? Nothing, unless you look over the railing. Your neighbor is looking up, only she doesn't see you. She's dead. If the cozy whodunit with family intrigue, blackmail, a couple of bodies, is your cup of tea, you'll want to join Pat Montgomary and Phillis Toner solve the mystery of THE BODIES OUT BACK.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000690543
Publisher:
Joseph E. Wright
Publication date:
01/30/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
158,118
File size:
222 KB

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Meet the Author

Joseph E. Wright was born and educated in New England. He grew up addicted to the British cozies of Christie and Sayres and the American counterparts of Queen and Stout. He was a fan of the films noir of Hammett and Chandler. His first published novel, MEMORANDUM OF A MURDER (Manor Books) confirmed his determination to become a writer. A short story of his appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. While trying to write, Joe earned his living as editor for a couple of monthly magazines. In one period of his life, he lived in a gloomy, rambling, nineteenth century rectory in downtown Philadelphia. The dark paneled walls, the wide staircase, the sounds in the night, the people who warndered in and out, inspired his TALES FROM THE WRECKTORY. Joe has published a trilogy of cozies recounting the amateur sleuthing of Pat Montgomary and Phillis Toner. The first book, THE BODIES OUT BACK, starts this pair off on their new career as detectives when they discover the body of Pat’s next-door neighbor. In their second, they rush off to the seashore when they get a call for help from one of Pat’s early school teachers, hoping to prevent a crime in MURDER IN MARIS COVE. When an elderly cleric tell them of the strange happenings in the middle of the night in an old rectory in downtown Philadelphia, they are faced with catching someone who commits murder in a church in AISLE OF THE DEAD. His most recent novel, GERALDINE HOUGH'S VERY FIRST MURDER, introduces a middle-aged female sleuth who readily admits she is a hopeless snoop and has finally gotten her p.i. license. Gerry is not above stretching the truth when the end she has in mind requires it.

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The Bodies Out Back 3.8 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 67 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a bit of a slow start and then some of the details were a little rough. A few words were left out here and there but that was the extinct of the editing problems. I found whodunit, a bit unbelivable, as this person did not have much of a lead in or details to support the reasons of the taken actions. I really enjoyed all the convolutions and characters. Other then the few minor glitches mentioned, this book was extremly enjoyable. It was a good, clean murder mystery. There were no extreneous curse words, sex, or blood and guts scattered all over kingdom come. This 457 page nook book would be suitable for readers 16 and up. Younger readers could read it, if they are advanced readers and like mysteries. I enjoyed this free book very much and recommend it highly. I am going to see if I find the second book of this series. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this book had some grammatical errors, the flow was not interrupted. This book does deal with murder, child abuse, homosexuality, rape, and other touchy subjects to some degree. I would suggest reading it before allowing under 15/16 to read. I myself enjoyed this mystery. The ending was not a total surprise, but worth getting to.
grandmajia More than 1 year ago
I got this book because the title was so interesting. I soon learned that the characters were ongoing in other books. I was hooked right away. Fell in love with the characters and can't leave them be. I am keeping my eye on this man. Cannot wait to read anything else I can find by him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very strange book. Did not like the homosexuality part of it, it floundered quite a bit. Would not recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If a high society murder mystery sounds like a good time I'd recommend this. Well written and had me guessing til the end. Kinda wrapped it up a little fast considering the backround provided for me though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It is what I would call a happy little murder story. I really liked the characters and the setting. I feel the ending was a bit rushed and the actual murderer was not very believable. Definitely worth the read though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Might have been a good story, but the poor editing and rambling coversations made me skip from page157 to the end to find out who dun it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time putting it down. Fast paced great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
and in this case a WHOLE lot more!!! i'll admit that i got this book soley based on it being free and i am sure that most of you will do the so as well, that being said, i am glad that i read it. some of it is quite predictable, but some of EVERY book is predictable, so don't get your undies in a bunch over the obvious, take a look at the story it tells and there you will find the true gem that this book is. it has the required twists and turns and a fun little hook of an ending leaving the door open for more for more down the road. so throw your feet up and stop thinking this is War and Peace and let the tale be told!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad till a confusing ending
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Loved this book. Suspenseful .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending was forced and obviously intended to set the stage for future amateur detective adventures. Needs a bit of reworking so it isn't quite as stiff and jolting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not get into it. Put it down half way through. Thought i might try again some other time, nope didn't happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
haven;t got started on this boo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this.
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I enjoyed it
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Good Read. Pat & Phil a good team.
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