Slippery Slopes and Other Deadly Things: A Carrie Carlin Biofeedback Mystery

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Welcome to winter in Vermont, where everything's cold, especially the corpses. The first dead body has a blue cashmere scarf depressing its larynx while the rest of its body slumps in its ski-lift seat. The scarf belongs, alas, to Carrie Carlin, who barely knew the late Charlie Anders, recently demoted second-in-command to brilliant but incorrigibly lecherous biofeedback nabob Hubert Freundlich. They'd all been registered for a pain-management seminar at charming, isolated Snowridge. But murder makes the place seem more isolated and less charming. Then another assistant dies; someone takes potshots at Carrie, though perhaps meant for her assigned roommate Nadine; and another conference attendee has his head bashed in and lapses into a coma. Who's to blame? Freundlich's valkyrie wife Gerta? His devoted gofer, uncharismatic Paul Scarborough? His chronic debunker, Dr. Flo Zimmer? Maybe even penurious conference organizer Dr. Garson Geissing? Carrie, despite her ex-husband's phoned-in sarcasm and the misgivings of her current love, a long-suffering homicide cop, snoops and pries and acts as bait to trap the guilty. This fifth of Carrie's adventures (Golden Eggs and Other Deadly Things, not reviewed, etc.) is standard-issue amateur-sleuth/whodunit fare, with slatherings of humor, romance, date-rape drugs, frostbite, and a heroine who, of course, doesn't know how to mind her own business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880284582
  • Publisher: Daniel, John & Company, Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Carrie Carlin Mystery Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Feedback is an extremely exciting who-done-it

    This year the annual International Association of Biofeedback Practitioners is being held at the Snowridge ski resort in Sunnyville Vermont. The attendees include Carrie Carlin, who has a small practice in Bergen, New Jersey. She is particularly excited about this conference because the guest speaker, Dr. Hubert Freundlich, has made a significant breakthrough in the field, one that Carrie can use in her own practice. At her first meeting with Hubert, he makes a pass at her in a hot tub filled with people, one of whom is his wife. At lunch the next day his assistant, Charlie Anders drunkenly hints that he has something on the good doctor. Shortly after that, he is murdered and Carrie gets involved when it¿s is discovered he was wearing her scarf. It turns out that her friend Dr. Joe Golden had the scarf in his possession and was going to give it back to her before it mysteriously disappeared. Joe also got into a fight with the victim one hour before he was killed but Carrie is sure he is innocent and intends to prove it over the objections of her significant other because he doesn¿t want her to be used as bait by an overzealous policeman. This amateurs sleuth tale showcases a heroine who is prone to take risks even when she is only indirectly involved in a homicide investigation. She is exasperatingly stubborn and so good hearted that readers find themselves rooting for her and wanting her to back off while also feeling sorry for her lover who has to put up with her. Nancy Tesler knows how to write an extremely exciting who-done-it that can¿t be put down. Harriet Klausner

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