The Bodies Out Back [NOOK Book]

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.

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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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000690543
  • Publisher: Joseph E. Wright
  • Publication date: 1/30/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 13,006
  • File size: 531 KB

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 admids 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Liked

    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.


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    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Great Read

    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.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Hmmm

    Very strange book. Did not like the homosexuality part of it, it floundered quite a bit. Would not recommend.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Exciting

    I had a hard time putting it down. Fast paced great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Quaint

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    What just happened?

    Not bad till a confusing ending

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Next result

    Outback is at the next result.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Loved it!

    Enjoyed reading this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Good

    I enjoyed it

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

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    Highly Recommended

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Good Read. Pat & Phil a good team.

    Good Read. Pat & Phil a good team.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    The bodys out back

    This was a really good book, interesting and full of surprises Recommmend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    Good mystery

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    ?. Huh?

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Good book

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    you get what you pay for... sometimes

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Sucked

    What era was this supposed to have taken place? I just coundn't finish found it stupid. Save your money on this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Very good

    Really enjoyed this book. Pages flew by! Ready for more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Highly recommend

    I love mysteries and this is a good one. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    An ok book

    An ok book

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