Grace Among Thieves (Manor House Mystery Series #3)

Grace Among Thieves (Manor House Mystery Series #3)

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by Julie Hyzy
     
 

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 As curator and manager of the Marshfield Manor, Grace Wheaton is delighted to be part of the estate’s magnificent history, but no one told her solving murder was in her job description…

When Grace’s former professor calls to warn her that there have been a rash of thefts at various historical sites, Grace isn’t

Overview

 As curator and manager of the Marshfield Manor, Grace Wheaton is delighted to be part of the estate’s magnificent history, but no one told her solving murder was in her job description…

When Grace’s former professor calls to warn her that there have been a rash of thefts at various historical sites, Grace isn’t surprised—because Marshfield Manor has been targeted, too. She wonders if it has something to do with the film crew roaming the grounds, digitally immortalizing the manor, but then she gets distracted by an incident much more dire: the shooting of one guest and the murder of another.

Grace does her best not to go looking for trouble, but with a murderer on the loose, she can’t seem to leave the dirty work to the cops—especially since the killer still seems to be lurking around town, waiting to finish the job of making Grace history…

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"Hyzy's story is also well crafted with the many twists and turns that readers demand in a mystery, paired with an eccentric cast of characters." —RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425251393
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Series:
Manor House Mystery Series, #3
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
112,230
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

 Anthony and Barry award-winning author Julie Hyzy writes both the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor House Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. A native Chicagoan, she thoroughly enjoys researching her books, especially when traveling to exciting new places is involved. 

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Grace among Thieves 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grace manages to juggle the many demands of running Marshfield Manor with aplomb, whether it be dealing with the possibility that the stepdaughter of the owner is pilfering, dealing with wandering tourists, overseeing a film crew making a DVD of the manor, or planning a strategy to foil a gang of thieves that has been targeting art museums and homes like Marshfield Manor. All things are set aside when a young girl is murdered and the man who went to help her shot. While Grace doesn’t interfere with the police investigation, she doesn’t stand aside either. She enrolls Rooney and even Frances, her curmudgeon of a secretary, to help her. While she hopes she can trust the shooting victim, she keeps her own counsel which leads her to the true culprits. Grace Among the Thieves is a smart, fast, and entertaining read. There are moments of humor to leaven the fast moving plot and hints of complications to come. It's definitely a must read for the summer!
cjmaine More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed the whole "Grace" series. They are fun and light reading. Would recommend them to everyone.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Grace has her hands full. There is film crew making a souvenir movie of Marshfield Manor and the owner's stepdaughter has dropped by for an unexpected visit. The last thing she needs is the news she received from former professor. Apparently historic places like Marshfield Manor are being targeted by thieves. She is confident in their security team until a guest is murdered and another one shot. There is just not enough manpower to spread around. Grace has reason to believe the killer and thieves are lurking about. The two things may even be connected. She will do anything for Marsheild Manor and its owner even if it means putting herself in danger. Grace my just find herself armed and dangerous. I couldn't wait to read this story. I have become invested in the people at Marshfield Manor. Grace, Frances, Bennett and even Hillary. They is never a dull moment when she is around. Grace again gets involved in all the drama with all the best intentions. Frances tries to keep everyone in line and Bennett watches over everyone. The author reeled me in with this one and had me hook, line and sinker. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. So much excitement and suspense I forgot it was a cozy! Julie Hyzy writes wonderful stories and each one is better than the last. If you were waiting for this one like me you will really enjoy it. If this is a new author for you start at the beginning, read them in order, and enjoy. I can't wait to she what kind of trouble Grace gets into next!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love everything Ms. Hyzy writes! She hooked me with her White House Chef series and now the Manor House Series. Once I start one of her books I'm unable to put it down until it's finished. Great job once again and I agree with a previous person's review, the books just keep getting better and better. Here is to many more sleepless nights! Old Cross-Stitcher!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Julie Hyzy has done it again! The story grabs you right away and does not stop until we arrive safely at the end! Cannot wait to see what Grace gets into next! Congratulations on a story well told.
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Have read some Hyzy and was curious about this series. However, the "free sample" offered is shorter than some of the reviews. There is no way to know if I would like it or not.
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I MAKE THE RULES FROM NOW ON *Cuts off Ken's head*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who all are still alive?????????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KEN YOU KREEP
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Thats cool. I m fine with dat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know what you're talking about....we have had these games since last week.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. Julie Hyzy has done another wonderful who-done-it with the Marshfield Mansion series. I love her characters and the twists. Can't wait for the next in the series.
Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this series to all cozy mystery fans. Julie Hyzy's characters are well written and the plot is good....predictable ending.... but a good story!! Grab all in the series and have a great read!! Love them and look forward to some more featuring "Grace" and the Manor House!
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c-39 More than 1 year ago
I do enjoy this series very much. It is fun to read and has an interesting plot.
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DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
Julie has done it again; she’s written a great story that showcases the strength and moxie of Grace Wheaton as she investigates thefts and another murder at Marshfield Manor. The author did a good job in fleshing out this mystery with plenty of diversion that kept my attention as I could not put this book down. This was an excellent read and I can’t wait for what happens next at Marshfield Manor in this enjoyably pleasant series.
DianeM21 More than 1 year ago
Grace Among Thieves is Julie's third Marshfield Manor book and it is very possibly the best. She has weaved terrific twists and turns into the story and as always, keeps you engaged till the very end. In this book, Grace is dealing with the invasion of Marshfield Manor by a film crew who are making a marketing DVD for Marshfield, and at the same time a series of small thefts are taking place at the Manor. There is a murder and, of course, Grace ends up in the middle of it, but the twist that Julie accomplished with the investigation is fantastic, though I must admit I didn't want it to be the person it was. And the ending - too clever and funny. Great job, once again, Julie! Can't wait to begin the next adventure!