Seeing Is Deceiving

Seeing Is Deceiving

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ISBN-13: 9780771068065
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date: 03/29/1997
Series: Phoebe Fairfax Mystery Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.31(w) x 7.04(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Suzanne North was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and now lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Before she began writing mysteries, she wrote for magazines, for CBC Television, and scripted a number of documentary movies. She has also worked variously as a bibliographic searcher, a waitress, a television announcer, and a professional horse player. The Phoebe Fairfax mysteries are probably the only crime novels in Canada written on a computer purchased with the author’s race-track winnings.

Suzanne North is married to arachnologist Donald Buckle and shares her home with him and thirty thousand dead spiders.

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Seeing Is Deceiving 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
gypsysmom on LibraryThing 23 days ago
This book is set in Alberta between Okotoks and Calgary mostly. I've travelled that road once or twice. It is lovely country and North does a great job of describing it.Phoebe Fairfax is a videographer who likes to do nature shows but works 2 or 3 days a week for a Calgary TV station on a lifestyle program. Phoebe, the show's on air personality, Candi Sinclair, and the program's very pregnant producer, Ella, are in Okotoks to film the First Annual Okotoks Psychic Fair. Maud Gellman, wife of the owner of their station, is the organizer and she is a non-stop talker so she should be a natural for an interview. However, she is going to be late so Phoebe and Candi stroll around the fair getting short clips for the show. At one booth Candi finds an old friend, Tracy, who is sharing the booth with her common-law husband, Jonathan Webster. Jonathan is selling a new-age healing device called the Super O. Jonathan uses the device himself (and I sincerely hope that North made this device up because I don't want to think about someone using it) and swears by it. Tracy has covered up a black eye with makeup but both Phoebe and Candi figure Jonathan gave it to her. A few minutes later Jonathan collapses in his booth and dies in hospital soon after arriving there in an ambulance.Tracy is, of course, the prime suspect but Candi is determined not to let her old friend face the police alone. She talks Phoebe into helping her. They even interview a loan shark who claims Jonathan owed $47,000 to her. Interspersed with the investigation Phoebe continues to work on her nature film and visits with old and new friends. The ending has a twist that I did not see coming but it tied everything up beautifully.I'll be keeping my eye open for more Suzanne North mysteries. They are funny as well as being well written.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Second in the series. Phoebe Fairfax, photographer for the TV Show "a Day in the Lifestyle" is filming at a psychics' fair when one of the exhibitors collapses and dies. He's been poisoned in an unusual way, and the police suspect his common-law wife of murder. She's an old friend of the TV interviewer Candi Sinclair, who turns to Phoebe for help. A light-hearted romp, amusing but not brilliant.