Fadeaway Girl (Emma Graham Series #4)

Fadeaway Girl (Emma Graham Series #4)

by Martha Grimes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451235640
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Series: Emma Graham Series , #4
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 332,924
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of eighteen Richard Jury mysteries and also the acclaimed fiction Foul Matter, Cold Flat Junction, Hotel Paradise, The End of the Pier, and The Train Now Departing.

Hometown:

Washington, DC and Santa Fe, NM

Date of Birth:

May 2, 1931

Place of Birth:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.A., M.A., University of Maryland

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Fadeaway Girl (Emma Graham Series #4) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Romonko on LibraryThing 10 months ago
For those of us who have read the previous Emma Graham books, this book is a nice ending to the mystery of the numerous murders and the baby kidnapping that happened 20 years ago in Cold Flat Junction. For those that have not read an Emma Graham book, this book would be very confusing as there are numerous references to occurrences in previous books. I personally love the intrepid, 12-year-old Emma. She's as smart as a whip. The characters in this little part of world are also very entertaining and very unique. I love Great Aunt Aurora. I'm not sure if we'll see little Emma again now that all has been explained, and that makes me a bit sad. I love Martha Grimes' writing and these books are truly enjoyable. Well done.
alexann on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Emma lives with her family in an aging hotel named The Hotel Paradise. Up on the fourth floor, her great-aunt Aurora holds court, and demands Emma to bring a daily drink to her. Emma's brother is holed up in the barn with his friend, putting together yet another musical production. Her mom is caught up in the day-to-day business of running a small hotel. This means Emma has plenty of time to devote to the 20-year-old mystery of the kidnapped baby. A fearless sleuth, Emma follows clues from one little town to another, asking questions of every person she meets. Emma is a great character--in fact in this series one of Grimes' great talents is the characters she develops. All of them are so true to life that they could almost walk right off the page.I adore Emma and her life, but this title depends too much on the others in the series. It's been years since I read the first, Hotel Paradise, and Cold Flat Junction and Belle Ruin remain unread. It seems that for fullest enjoyment, one would need to read all three of Fadeaway Girl's predecessors, and there's just not time for that right now! I'm putting this one on my "maybe someday" pile!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the third (or possibly fourth) book in the Emma Graham/Hotel Paradise series. It's also the most annoying and improbable. The book is peopled with unlikeable characters doing things that could never actually happen, in an area of Maryland that (to my knowledge) has never been much of anything, let alone a summer resort, a la the Poconos or the Hamptons. Emma is precocious to the point of being obnoxious, and the "pranks" she so loves inflicting on people, including an elderly guest, border on the psychpathic. Truly, she is not lovable, not believable, and not even plausible. If she were a real person, she would need serious.psychiatric intervention. Of course, so would many of the other.characters, including.the infamous "Ree-Jane." For a 12-year-old, Emma has a lack of supervision that borders on neglect, and yet none of the other adults in her life see fit to do anything about it. I gave this book one star because it isn't possible to give halves. I'm curious to see if this review actually gets posted, as there used to be a number of reviews from people who felt the same as i, and they have "mysteriously" (to quote Emma) disappeared. In short, this book is just this side of absolute crap.
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Janet Lydecker More than 1 year ago
All that's included in this sample are copyright pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have no idea if I want to read this book. The sample ends before the book starts! I hope some one fixes that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the next in this series. I could not put it down.
MCHEATH More than 1 year ago
If you like Emma, then you will love this book. I hope we do not have to wait so long for the next one. There will be a next one. won't there?