Huckleberry Finished (Deliah Dickenson Mystery Series #2)

Huckleberry Finished (Deliah Dickenson Mystery Series #2)

by Livia J. Washburn

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Overview

Dead Man Overboard!

Delilah Dickinson's literary travel agency is a hit! But the latest package tour, a leisurely steamboat trip down Huckleberry Finn's Mississippi, delivered one dead passenger. As it turns out, Ben Webster made a few enemies before he expired by trying to slug a roulette dealer. Delilah knows the steamship's no-nonsense head of security definitely is dirty and low-down and just plain old mean. . .but could he be a murderer? Pretty soon her list of suspects is longer than the Mississippi is wide. . .not to mention she's taken quite a shine to Mark Twain himself--or rather Mark Lansing, the handsome actor playing Huck Finn's scribe for the tour. Of course, things just ain't never what they seem when Delilah's at the helm, and one tricky murder turns into two and things start to get pretty dicey on yonder steamboat. Hopefully Delilah can nab the killer before she's too many fathoms deep. . .

Praise for Livia J. Washburn and Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead

"Amusing, breathlessly quick." --Publishers Weekly

"Gone with the Wind fans will cozy up to this tale." --Mystery Scene

"Liva J. Washburn's mysteries are among the best." --Mystery News

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758262929
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Series: Deliah Dickenson Mystery Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 319,995
File size: 567 KB

About the Author

Livia J. Washburn has been a professional writer for more than twenty years. She received the Private Eye of America Award and the American Mystery Award for her first mystery, Wild Night. Frankly My Dear, I’m Dead is the first book in her new Literary Tour mystery series. She lives in Azle, Texas.

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Huckleberry Finished (Deliah Dickenson Mystery Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Delilah Dickinson owns a travel agency in Atlanta that specializes in literary themes. She hopes the Samuel Clemens tour on a riverboat down the Mississippi will prove more relaxing than the Scarlett O'Hara plantation trip, which included a real murder (see FRANKLY NY DEAR, I'M DEAD). The cruise does not get off to a good start when one of the customers Ben Webster throws a punch at a roulette dealer whom he claims was cheating. The captain holds Delilah culpable while the security chief orders Ben from the boat, but he disappears and his cabin is empty. He is found dead. The police refuse to allow anyone to leave the vessel until they find the killer. Delilah teams up on her investigation with an actor on board portraying Samuel Clemens, Mark Lansing. However he is really a private eye undercover trying to learn who killed pregnant Hannah Kramer a year ago on the same boat. The travel agent believes the current homicide and that of Hannah are related, but her inquiry almost makes her victim number three. The second literary tour mystery is a special amateur sleuth tale as the spunky heroine makes for a fun "locked room" cozy. Hannah behaves in a believable manner while obtaining tidbits of information by asking questions of those trapped on board. HUCKLEBERRY FINISHED is a humorous, fresh (baked) dramatic whodunit that fans will enjoy and Mark Twain would have appreciated. Harriet Klausner
booklogged on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd in the Literary Tour Mystery Series. It's a light cozy that was thoroughly entertaining and fun. Lots of twists and turns and unexpected circumstances. I am looking forward to going back and reading the first in the series.
Readanon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fast, fun read with interesting characters and good plot. Now I want to take a riverboat cruise - though, of course, without any murders to interrupt the fun. I have to get the first book in the series now, and will definitely look forward to reading future ones!
bedda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a fast fun read. Delilah Dickinson is charming. I have the feeling she would swear like my mother, where all the bad words are replaced by things like `fudge ripple¿. You want things to go right for Delilah. But when things start to go wrong it is fun to listen in on all of her theories about what might be going on. I like all the Mark Twain quotes thrown in and how they fit well into the story. But I¿m glad that you don¿t have to be a Mark Twain buff to enjoy the book. There is just enough reference to the first book in the series so that you learn about Delilah¿s business and her last ill fated tour while still leaving it a stand alone story. There are a lot of interesting characters who are real enough that you do start to like some, hate some and feel sorry for others. The mystery is fun too. There are twists to follow and various pieces to fit together and a nice harrowing climax when everything finally falls into place.
mandolin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a fun cozy mystery that kept me guessing until the end. I really enjoy the theme of the series, which is Literary Tours. As someone who lives in the south, I found it interesting that the main character, Delilah, was a southern gal herself. There were times I found Delilah to be a little too passive and naive, and I would have liked to have seen her interact a little more with other members of her tour group, but overall I found the writing to be solid. If you are a fan of southern cozy mysteries, you will definitely enjoy this series.
ronyc2428 More than 1 year ago
I have read the first book in this series, Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead and am enjoying this series very much. I always think I am going to figure out the mystery before it is revealed, but I never do. Livia Washburn throws is enough twists and turns, that the reader cannot figure it out on his/her own. Even if I have a pretty good idead, the reason for the mystery always seems to make my mouth drop open. Livia's characters are funny and colorful. Tying these mystery books with real works of literature makes reading this series very enjoyable. I am looking forward to continuing on with Livia Washburn's series.
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This was a fun book to read. It keeps you guessing as to who the murder is until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, light read. I laughed out loud a few times and enjoyed reading it.
fuzzmom More than 1 year ago
Delilah Dickenson is a "Literary Travel Agent". That means she arranges travel experiences based on great books or great Authors. Her first tour with a Gone with the Wind theme ended in Murder in the first book, "Frankly my Dear, I'm Dead" This time Delilah is hoping her Mark Twain riverboat cruise will be smooth sailing. No such luck. She is beset with client complaints, riverboat staff complaints, murder, intrigue and danger. Everything you need for a good book. I very much enjoyed the first book in the series, and was pleased to discover that the second was just as compelling. I won't spoil the plot twists and turns, just don't be too sure you have everything figured out until the very end!
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