Punch with Care

Punch with Care

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by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
     
 

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Punch with Care, an Asey Mayo mystery

Corpses are here, and Mayo's got 'em.

Asey Mayo, Cape Cod's gift to the amateur detective world, tackles another baffling mystery, which creeps up on him before he knows it, smack between the one o'clock Bull Moose siren and the one o'clock Quick Quiz Question on WBBB.

While murder is no novelty to Mayo,

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Punch with Care, an Asey Mayo mystery

Corpses are here, and Mayo's got 'em.

Asey Mayo, Cape Cod's gift to the amateur detective world, tackles another baffling mystery, which creeps up on him before he knows it, smack between the one o'clock Bull Moose siren and the one o'clock Quick Quiz Question on WBBB.

While murder is no novelty to Mayo, this case involves him with such bizarre items as the Pochet and Back Shore Railroad, a private narrow-gauge line in Mrs. Douglass's back yard; Lulu Belle, its antique Pullman with the silver-plated spittoons; Carolyn Barton Boone and her Larrabee College Project on Town Government; and a few bewildered adolescents who had always intended to go to college anyway.

As might be expected, Cousin Jennie aids and abets the case between batches of sugar gingerbread, and old Doc Cummings gleans further material for his projected memoirs From Mustard Plaster to Penicillin. There are the clam diggers too, and the Summer Folks, and, of course, the Tourist Trade.

Just who the corpse is, and where Asey got it—well, these questions along with dozens of other strange and intriguing happenings are handled shrewdly and expertly in the murder-cum-humor mystery that continues to delight Phoebe Atwood Taylor fans. The Philadelphia Inquirer says, "Another Asey Mayo story is always welcome with its sure-fire combination of Cape Cod atmosphere, well-knit plot, excitement and comedy."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015042030
Publisher:
St. Swithin Press
Publication date:
08/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
261,441
File size:
647 KB

Meet the Author

Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1909 --1976) published over 30 mystery novels featuring either Asey Mayo (the Codfish Sherlock) or Leonidas Witherall (nicknamed "Bill Shakespeare" due to a more-than-passing resemblance to the Bard). Taylor lived almost her entire life in Massachusetts, giving her a familiarity with local geography and culture that is reflected in her always-charming mysteries.

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Punch with Care (An Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jaffa67 More than 1 year ago
I love all her books and am hoping that they continue to convert them to Nook books so I can get the complete works. However, Barnes & Noble really should pay more attention to whoever they have converting them to e-format. There were SO many spelling errors! And evidently, no editor! I found that really annoying! Those of us who have bought the e editions should get at least a 50% refund for this! There's no excuse for this when books are your business!
SnarlaD More than 1 year ago
Fortunately I had read this story years ago before I purchased the nook version otherwise I'd have had trouble actually following it as the text is so full of errors. It was like something you might see in a free efile. It appeared that they fed the manuscript through a text recognition program & never bothered to edit it - just a mess. The story is a a funny and informative look into life just post WWII on Cape Cod with year-rounders & summer visitors coping with a sudden invasion of GI Bill college students with a fairly good mystery attached.I recommend it if you can get a hard copy but the Nook version is terrible.
studio139 More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Phoebe Atwood Taylor and Asey Mayo, and while the plot and characters of this story are quite good, this nook addition is awful.  I think there are spelling errors on almost every page.  Most of them seem like optical character reader errors, in other words they scanned the text in and some words were not identified properly, so "falling" became "failing", "darn" became "dam", etc.  If you can over look the that you then have to get past the odd line breaks, like the word "your" broken after "y".   It really made it difficult to  enjoy.  Too bad because it is an entertaining mystery.