Never Preach Past Noon [Book 3] [NOOK Book]

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"Edie Claire is a bright new mystery writer who appears already to be a master of characterization...The fast-paced story line retains a serious tone with humorous interludes to ease the tension and turn the sleuthing relatives into real people. NEVER PREACH PAST NOON is a winning amateur sleuth tale that showcases a new talent."--Midwest Book Review

"This is a tough one to put down."--Pittsburgh Magazine

Saints, sinners, and snoops!

Leigh ...
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Never Preach Past Noon [Book 3]

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Overview

"Edie Claire is a bright new mystery writer who appears already to be a master of characterization...The fast-paced story line retains a serious tone with humorous interludes to ease the tension and turn the sleuthing relatives into real people. NEVER PREACH PAST NOON is a winning amateur sleuth tale that showcases a new talent."--Midwest Book Review

"This is a tough one to put down."--Pittsburgh Magazine

Saints, sinners, and snoops!

Leigh Koslow's thrice-married Aunt Bess always was the black sheep of the family. That's why when Bess breaks her ankle falling down a flight of stairs in the middle of the night, Leigh isn't too surprised to discover that the stairs were someone else's. But when she discovers that the stairs belonged to Bess's happily wedded pastor, and that his house was burning down at the time, she can't help but be concerned.

The First Church of the New Millennium has problems--and Bess, with Leigh as her reluctant aide, is intent on solving them. Is the charismatic reverend Reginald Humphrey a saint among men, or a soulless con artist? With arson, burglary, and a possible abduction on the bulletin, Leigh enlists the aid of her favorite detective, Maura Polanski, to keep her aunt from becoming the next offering. But Bess isn't one to give up on a good cause, even when the postlude is murder.

"A very well told story with a great deal going on...if you enjoy light mysteries with lots of puzzles, you will enjoy this book."--I Love a Mystery

"The slightly cynical Leigh and her persistent Aunt Bess are engaging characters that add to the charm of the book."--Romantic Times

Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 2000. Large-Print Edition published by Thorndike, 2001.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012606570
  • Publisher: Edie Claire
  • Publication date: 1/23/2011
  • Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 9,949
  • File size: 335 KB

Meet the Author

Novelist and playwright Edie Claire is a veterinarian, a childbirth educator, and a mother of three who delights in writing cozy mysteries, classic romantic suspense novels, women's fiction, YA romance, and comedic stage plays. Pick up an Edie Claire work and you can be assured of intrigue, humor, a touch of romance (or a hefty dose of it, depending on the book--but never anything too explicit!) and an ending that will leave you with a smile.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Good, a little over 500 pages. Nicely edited.

    This book is the third in a series. When I read the preview, I thought it was the same old tired formula, and to some extent it was, but this author took the formula and made it fresh and new, she added her own touches to give it some originality and spice, which turned the book into a delight to read. It was about 500 pages long. I loved the animals, the characters and the plot. I read the firstbook in this series a long time ago, enjoyed it and then forgot about it. After reading this book, I dug it back out and reread it. Then I bought the second and fourth one. I enjoyed those also.a great read. More for woman then men. Ages 16 and up. No sex, no gore, no cursing. Although this book is about a crooked preacher and mostly takes place in a church, it does not contain, preaching or Bibical references. It has some interesting twists and turns. I blamed whodunit on about five different people and was to the point, I was ready to blame the cat, when I finally figured it out. It is nicely edited. My only complaint about this book was the smug, I can't tell the cops what I know attitude, of one of the main characters, but she was still a likable, although bossy, hoot. Read and enjoy.

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Very nice series

    Very nice series. Easy to read on a dreary day or just a chapter or two before bed. Pittsburgh references make me smile.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Hello

    Liked tje book very well. But the pages come up about 200 pages short if you try to get back into the book and will not go past that place. Good for only one read and not for lending. Will contact barnes and noble about this problem and the 4 claire delacroix books purchased that came up blank.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    Love the series

    So far I have read all the Leigh Koslow Mysteries and can't wait for the next instalment.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    good read

    very impressed with this author. i enjoy especially since i am familar with the areas she writes about. keep up the good work

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    Leigh Koslow Mystery series delivers another enjoyable read

    Leigh Koslow has a bad habit of discovering dead bodies. This time, she stumbles across one in a cooler who just happens to be her aunt's pastor. Who could have wanted to ice the man? A better question might be, who didn't? I do enjoy this series! I recommend this book (and series) to anyone who likes light, cozy mysteries.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent mystery reading

    After finding and losing so many jobs, Leigh Kostow decides to become self-employed by opening up an advertising agency that quickly becomes a success. During a winter lull, a tired Leigh needs rest and time to take care of her Aunt Elizabeth, who fell down some stairs at the parsonage. Apparently Aunt Elizabeth was seeking proof that the pastor Reginald Humphrey was a con artist when she suffered her accident. Leigh should have known by now that a broken legs and crutches would not hinder her aunt from snooping. <P> Leigh can never say no to her aunt and soon follows up on every clue that Beth finds. The night the Pastor is supposed to officiate at a wedding, he disappears. For three days, no one knows what happened to him. By accident, Leigh finds Reginald¿s body in the freezer of the animal shelter. The bride¿s father admits to stuffing the body there so that the pastor would not ruin the wedding, but he swears he did not kill the man. Leigh and her aunt begin investigating the homicide doing whatever it takes to obtain the truth. <P> Edie Claire is a bright new mystery writer who appears already to be a master of characterization. She populates her tale with likable people and the feline antics of Beth¿s cats. The author also has the chutzpah to make the reader feel sorry for the killer. The fast-paced story line retains a serious tone with humorous interludes to ease the tension and turn the sleuthing relatives into real people. NEVER PREACH PAST NOON is a winning amateur sleuth tale that showcases a new talent. <P>Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    recommend to read

    This is book 3 of #Edie Claire's Leigh Koslow's s series. Once again I enjoyed this book and I've bought book 4 to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

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    I've read this series in order so far and I was prepared to say I liked this book the least. Then I reached the end and loved how it ended. The thing that was redundant was a character doing so many things that were wrong, stating it was wrong, but never suffering the consequences. I'd still say fans should read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyable and light

    On a whim I decided to chance reading something from a totally different author and much to my delight I found thayt id made a great choice. Ive since read two more of her works usually following something a tad deeper ... and find that I truly do look forward to the light and bright reading I know is in store for me. I highly suggest giving any one of her works a try and see if you feel the same.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2014

    Great series!

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this series. It always keeps me guessing to the end and I like reading about the same characters.

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  • Posted August 25, 2014

    Great cozy mystery series. fun easy read. I really like this s

    Great cozy mystery series. fun easy read. I really like this series. However, this book had a few more editing errors than the previous 2. I truly don't understand why authors don't put the time and effort into having their works proofread prior to publication. We certainly spend good money for these books and should expect no editing errors. This would have been a 5 star review if there weren't so many errors in the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Good story, engaging characters

    I have enjoyed the entire series of books. Unfortunately I read them out of order but I still enjoyed them. They are light and have some mysteries to solve.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    Never Preach Past Noon

    Another great read. Love Leigh Koslow and all the extended family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Good

    Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Great read!!! I loved every moment!! I just can't get enough o

    Great read!!! I loved every moment!! I just can't get enough of this series.

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