Obstacle Course (A Finny Aletter Mystery, Book 2) [NOOK Book]

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Burnt-out stockbroker, Finny Aletter, is leaving the cutthroat world of high finance to restore historic houses, where the chiseling is done with tools and not false promises.

But her new career launch-party has been disrupted by the murder of a controversial judge whose ...
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Obstacle Course (A Finny Aletter Mystery, Book 2)

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Overview

Burnt-out stockbroker, Finny Aletter, is leaving the cutthroat world of high finance to restore historic houses, where the chiseling is done with tools and not false promises.

But her new career launch-party has been disrupted by the murder of a controversial judge whose minimum sentence for a convicted rapist has enraged the city.

Now Finny must survive the social back-stabbing of Denver's elite and race to prove her guilt-ridden friend's innocence if she's to nail the crafty killer.

REVIEWS:
"A splendid writer—clear eyed, tough minded, and aware. Finny Aletter is a treat!" ~Lawrence Block, author of The Night and the Music

THE FINNY ALETTER MYSTERIES, in order:
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Obstacle Course
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614174264
  • Publisher: ePublishing Works!
  • Publication date: 6/3/2013
  • Series: A Finny Aletter Mystery , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 72,166
  • File size: 793 KB

Meet the Author

Multi-published author Yvonne Montgomery lives with her husband, a pair of dachshunds, two indoor cats, and a growing flock of (outdoor) sparrows in one of the century-old houses in Denver's historic Capitol Hill. Creaking stairs and quirky nooks and crannies provide inspiration for Yvonne's current work, the Wisdom Court novels, a paranormal series set in Boulder.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Great, quick read

    Both of Montgomery's book are very good and not so long you get bogged down reading or can't sleep due to extreme violence. There is good character development, good plot, and the main characters are likeable. I look forward to more books by this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2013

    Not as good as the fist book in the series. What started out as

    Not as good as the fist book in the series. What started out as a great, easy-flowing read, turned into a book I barely wanted to finish. The author frequently used words that when looked up, were listed as "obsolete" or there were "no results" found for that word, instead of just using the type of language reflected in the rest of the book. I expect to see archaic words that I may need to look up in books that were written 100 years ago but not those written in 1990. It was as if she wanted to prove that she knew "big words", whether or not they were actual words or fit within the dialogue of the rest of her story. It happened so often that it became very annoying and distracted from the flow of the story. There were also many typo's in this book which detracted from the flow of the read. Makes you wonder if anyone proofread this or edited it for her before publication.

    The story line was somewhat weak and didn't hold my interest as well as her first book. Although, the last couple of chapters were more gripping.

    All in all, I rate this book as just OK.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2014

    Wonderful Whodunit Finny¿s career-change from stock broker to c

    Wonderful Whodunit

    Finny’s career-change from stock broker to carpenter is progressing slowly, so her friend Twee throws her a much needed coming-out party filled with potential rich clients. As luck would have it, one of the most noteworthy guests, Judge Sarandon, is murdered. To make matters worse, Twee confesses to being the murderer. Finny is keenly aware Twee could not have done the evil deed, and yet Twee refuses to tell Finny why she is willing to go to prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Determined to save her friend from making a tragic mistake, Finny dons her amateur detective cap and sets out to find the real killer.

    This is the second book about Finny Aletter and her cop boyfriend Barelli. Montgomery packs this murder mystery full of interesting suspects, all with something to hide and each with their own vengeful motivation for killing the judge. Denver and its high society make a fascinating backdrop for Finny’s investigation, adding spice to the adventure of uncovering the dangerous killer.

    Set in the period before cell phones and computers, this is an engaging cozy mystery with a great twist at the end that doesn’t disappoint.

    I hear Montgomery has a new series, a set of contemporary supernatural thrillers set in a century-old Colorado mansion. A noteworthy change of pace for this amazing author; I’m looking forward to trying them out

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

    I loved this book to the very end! I never saw the killer coming

    I loved this book to the very end! I never saw the killer coming! :)

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Good read

    Enjoyable read, good character developement, keeps the mystery and tension going.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Okay read.... not great but not terrible.

    The names of the characters were ridiculous to the point of confusion... that combined with lack of character development made following the story very difficult. I just don't get why Finny has to investigate this. She was more annoying than likeable. There is some humor and creative similies throughout. Again, not great but not terrible.

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

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    two things were very annoying : use of obsolete words (should no

    two things were very annoying : use of obsolete words (should not need a dictionary to read this minor novel) and the over use of simile - like , like like!  Who cares what it's like - tell me what it is .  Reads like a midele school paper...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Pretty bad

    Not much story here. Lots of irrevelent details and decriptions. Noy like first book at all. Very disappointing. How did this ever get published?

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