Killer on a Hot Tin Roof (Deliah Dickenson Mystery Series #3)

Killer on a Hot Tin Roof (Deliah Dickenson Mystery Series #3)

by Livia J. Washburn
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Killer on a Hot Tin Roof 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Millie47 More than 1 year ago
I loved the story and the writing but the ending was ridiculous. It besmirched the talent of Tenessee Williams by its illusion that Williams did not write Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It is fictional but the ending will some thinking it is a true story and a question mark in their mind. Poor ending!
NikkiAz More than 1 year ago
It's been so long since I've read a mystery, and I don't know why I haven't read them in such a long time. Killer On a Hot Tin Roof was a great one. The characters were quirky, dramatic, yet mysterious. And Delilah Dickenson is a wonderful heroine, the book is told in her point of view. It seems that no matter where she goes, that trouble and murder follow her around. In this story, she is a leading a tour through her literary agency and think it ought to be a breeze. But that's most definitely not the case. The participants of the tour argue with one another, there are some angry feelings between some, and then, when someone is murdered, everyone is a suspect. This is the first time I've read Livia J. Washburn and I was not disappointed. Readers who enjoy a quick, good mystery read should check out Killer on a Hot Tin Roof, featuring sleuth Delilah Dickenson. Prepare for laughs, a mystery that reveals the truth at the end, and all around a darn good read.
A_Very_Merry_Shakespeare More than 1 year ago
From the fantastically funny cover art, to the unforgettable characters, Livia Washburn delivers with every mystery she writes. We're back with Delilah Dickinson, the funny, in-your-face, no-holds-barred redhead, who has made a name for herself with her travel agency. Not only does she offer interesting tours, but she's also had the sheer luck of catching a couple of killers during these getaways. Now, she's on to a new gig; Delilah is taking a group of English professors to The Big Easy for the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. Not exactly a topic that would lead anyone to believe that another murder would happen right under Delilah's nose but, apparently, boring old literature professors aren't so boring after all. In fact, most of them have more secrets than a room full of FBI informants. Michael Frasier is one professor who is giving a tremendous speech during the festival - a speech that will uncover some pretty heavy-duty secrets about Tennessee Williams, and put the literary community on its' ear. His guest is Mr. Howard Burleson, an old man who oozes Southern charm and knows more about the famous writer and his plays than just about anyone on earth. Other cast members include a theatrical director named Papa Powers, who wants nothing more than a drink; Tamara Paige, who is an ex-girlfriend of Michael Frasier's and knows that what he's about to unveil at the conference could destroy her own career; Dr. Ian Keller, who looks much more like a gangster than a teacher; and, a cheating spouse who may just end up at the wrong place at the wrong time. As the characters begin to unveil all the secrets they're hiding, Delilah soon finds herself knee-deep in another frightful crime that's being run by a detective who thinks she's nothing but a meddling redhead. Not only is this another wonderful 'who-dun-it,' but The French Quarter is also its' own enticing character - from Bourbon Street, to the crystal chandeliers and vaulted ceilings of the old hotels that line the sultry, intimate gardens. There's absolutely nothing about this book that you won't enjoy! My advice? Put this one under your Christmas tree this year. There's not a better present in the world for mystery fans across the globe!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Atlanta literary tour organizer and guide Delilah Dickinson takes a group of English literature professors to New Orleans to attend the annual Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. Though academics, Delilah cannot believe the wars between the attendees. Especially igniting the group is Dr. Michael Frasier who challenges whether Williams wrote Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Frasier claims Williams' lover Howard Burleson authored the drama. He adds fuel to the firestorm he caused with his proclamation when he introduces Burleson to the group. Soon afterward, someone murders the shocking guest. Delilah feels obligated to investigate, but finds several viable suspects including a professor whose standing is based on William's writing the play and someone who fears the family the drama is based on will surface. The third Literary Tour amateur sleuth (See Frankly, My Dear I'm Dead and Huckleberry Finished) is an entertaining whodunit filled once again with literary asides. The heroine is fabulous as her assumption about laid back English lit profs proves false when any time two get together a brouhaha occurs. Although readers will question Delilah's motivation to detect and solve the case fans will enjoy this academic cozy. Harriet Klausner
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