Butler Did It: a sparrow falls mystery #2 [NOOK Book]

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Bless his heart! Poor old Butler Jenks gets blamed for everything that goes wrong in the tiny town of Sparrow Falls, North Carolina. Flowers that refuse to bloom. Sinks that overflow. Fires that happen mysteriously when no one is around. When a dead body is found in a locked room with no indication of whodunit, everyone wonders if the inept Butler could also be a perpetrator of murder. Everyone except amateur sleuths Tilda and Addie, who are ...
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Butler Did It: a sparrow falls mystery #2

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Overview

Bless his heart! Poor old Butler Jenks gets blamed for everything that goes wrong in the tiny town of Sparrow Falls, North Carolina. Flowers that refuse to bloom. Sinks that overflow. Fires that happen mysteriously when no one is around. When a dead body is found in a locked room with no indication of whodunit, everyone wonders if the inept Butler could also be a perpetrator of murder. Everyone except amateur sleuths Tilda and Addie, who are not entirely convinced that Butler did it!

In this clever sequel to A Distant Murder, characters fondly remembered from book #1 of the Sparrow Falls Mystery series are back and new characters introduced in a classic mystery puzzler evocative of the Golden Age of detective fiction.

The popular Sparrow Falls Mystery series of cozy mystery novels:

A Distant Murder: a sparrow falls mystery #1
Butler Did It: a sparrow falls mystery #2
Iced Tea for Two: a sparrow falls mystery #3
#4 is scheduled for a 2014 release

Holiday short stories available as individual nookbooks:

A Sparrow Falls Christmas
A Sparrow Falls Valentine
A Sparrow Falls Fourth of July
A Sparrow Falls Trick or Treat?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016147642
  • Publisher: Quaint Cottage Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2012
  • Series: sparrow falls mystery series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 39,826
  • File size: 157 KB

Meet the Author

The Sparrow Falls Mystery series features spunky senior citizen Tilda MacArdan, irrepressible redhead Addie McRae, and the mysterious story keeper of the old Scottish burying ground, Morwenna Goss, as they unravel clues and solve cozy mysteries revolving around the Scottish history of a small town in modern day North Carolina. The author, Donna McLean, is fascinated by genealogy, local lore and legend, cats and classic mysteries. She also blogs about and reviews clean books on sparrowfallsmystery.wordpress.com.
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  • Posted May 6, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Clever locked-room mystery kept me guessing and the creepy, kook

    Clever locked-room mystery kept me guessing and the creepy, kooky old house is AWESOME. It's like a character in and of itself!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Even better than book 1! All of the characters are wonderful,it

    Even better than book 1! All of the characters are wonderful,it is a great story and a good plot with exciting twists and turns. a good clean read that makes me anxious to get to the next book in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Weak

    I picked up this series on a whim. It was inexpensive, and, as I'd been reading some very intense books previous to this, I wanted something more lighthearted. The 1st book in this series (A Distant Murder) was clunky. It jumped between 2 main style of voices: third-person subjective and narrative mode, but the transitions often felt forced and simplistic. Also, I figured out the mystery within the 1st few pages.

    The characters Tilda and Morwenna have potential, but Addie and Pierce are nauseatingly cutesy. I appreciate the fact the author does not wish to promote swearing or excessive or gratuitous violence in her stories, but she needs to find a way to present the story without making it feel trite and saccharine.

    One reviewer called Tilda an American Miss Marple. I can see some similarities in that Tilda is a sharp-minded elderly lady with a deceptively fluttery outer shell who knows human nature and who haunts the police. That being said, these books are no where as well written as the mysteries by Agatha Christie. The characters, the plotting, the mysteries: they are all very average in quality and, bar Tilda and Morwenna, have no real long term appeal. I don't feel the need or desire to read more about this town or it's people. Admittedly, this book, the 2nd in the series, was better than the 1st. If, however, I had not purchased all the books before reading the 1st in the series, I would not have purchased the subsequent books in the series, even though they were very inexpensive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2014

    Great Series!

    Enjoying this terrific series. Even better than book #1. This is a delightful, well written, clean, cozy. Love a series where we get to know a quaint town, and the characters are so well described. Already starting book #3 !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Too simple

    Nice people, but I found this book to be very simplistic. I do not recommend it to a serious mystery buff.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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