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Let's Play Dead (Museum Mystery Series #2)
     

Let's Play Dead (Museum Mystery Series #2)

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by Sheila Connolly
 

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The new exhibit at the Philadelphia children's museum, Let's Play, isn't meant to be shocking-but when one of the installers is zapped with a fatal electrical charge, it's up to Nell to put her detective skills on display.

Overview

The new exhibit at the Philadelphia children's museum, Let's Play, isn't meant to be shocking-but when one of the installers is zapped with a fatal electrical charge, it's up to Nell to put her detective skills on display.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101539972
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
Museum Mystery Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
74,459
File size:
424 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sheila Connolly is the New York Times bestselling, Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated author of the Orchard Mystery series, the Museum Mystery series, and the County Cork Mystery series. She has taught art history, structured and marketed municipal bonds for major cities, worked as a staff member on two statewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for several nonprofit organizations. She also managed her own consulting company, providing genealogical research services. In addition to genealogy, Sheila loves restoring old houses, visiting cemeteries, and traveling. Now a full-time writer, she thinks writing mysteries is a lot more fun than any of her previous occupations. She is married and has one daughter and two cats.


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Let's Play Dead (Museum Mystery Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
In the first book of this series Fundraising The Dead, we met Nell Pratt who was in charge of fundraising but the president of the museum was up to no good, and Nell helped to crack the case wide open. So as we enter this story Nell is just getting settled in to her new job as President. As part of her new duties she is invited to the nearby Children's Museum, Let's Play, to preview a new exhibit.The exhibit is based on the characters from the Harriett The Hedgehog children's book series. In the middle of her visit one of the animal characters malfunctions giving one of the installers a good jolt of electricity. Thankfully it was not a fatal injury and he recovers. Let's Play president, Arabella Heffernan, has not one but two people check out the repaired wiring before another preview is scheduled. But then a second installer gets zapped and he was not so lucky. This time was a fatal jolt. Nell feels the need to help investigate because she was there when the first person was injured. Is someone trying to discredit the museum? Sabotage the exhibit because of the book author? Who is the real target? Hopefully with a little help from her friends Nell can put it all together if all the suspects play nice and answer her questions. I am getting to really like the main characters of this series. Nell is priceless, Marty is a hoot and Shelby and Eric seem to be fine additions. I was amazed how efficient Eric worked out as Nell's new assistant all without a computer. The hunky FBI agent is very pleasing and the romance between him and Nell is just starting to heat up. Every story has to have the person we all love to hate and this position is filled nicely by Hadley Eastman, a children's author that is hopefully like no other. The characters are all wonderful, the plot is really good but the ending was very interesting and surprising. Not at all what I expected. It did leave me wanting more and ready to read the next installment to see where the author is taking these characters. She has set them up nicely. Too bad authors can't write and publish as fast as we read. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Berkley Prime Crime, a division of Penguin Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
debbieaheaton More than 1 year ago
In Connolly's mystery novel, Nell is invited to the Philadelphia children's museum, Let's Play, for a look at the newly installed exhibit based on the Harriet the Hedgehog children's books. In the middle of her visit, one of the installers gets a jolt from working on an electronically animated weasel. He recovers, but when a second man gets fatally zapped, it sparks a homicide investigation, with Nell right in the middle of things. Determined to discover who set out to sabotage the exhibition, Nell teams with her potential beau, FBI Special Agent James Morrison. It's ultimately up to Nell to focus her energy into finding the killer before he finds her. Nell Pratt is a wonderfully fresh and unexpected sleuth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The protagonist is nicely set up to grow during the first installment of this series. I like the fact that she is not a perfectly coiffed or polished character. She feels more real. Her supporting cast could have been more thoroughly fleshed out; however, the series was entertaining enough to get me to purchase the next book in the series.
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I enjoy Sheila Connolly's books and this one did not disappoint. Will continue to read what she writes.
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