Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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5.0 out of 5 stars Bohemian-flavored Mystery Is an OriginalSeptember 24, 2013
This review is from: Broken Strings (Kindle Edition)
Nancy Mean Wright is a writer with impressive credentials. Broken Strings is worthy of her reputation. We have here a murder mystery that engages the reader from the beginning. Fay Hubbard, failed actress and goat farmer extraordinaire, is a very busy woman. She also serves as a foster mother to three children: Chance, Apple and Beet. Perhaps Fay does this to compensate for a failed marriage which produced one estranged daughter and a distrustful grandson. Regardless, Fay is a sympathetic character who assumes the role of amateur sleuth when her friend Marion Valentini, a beautiful African-American puppeteer, collapses into a coma during a performance of Sleeping Beauty. An autopsy reveals that she has ingested deadly crushed yew. Apparently the yew tree provides an exotic poison. But this is only the first murder of women in the Valentini family. There are a number of colorful, interesting suspects. The characters in this novel are well developed. The Vermont setting is also well-presented. This is a strong mystery that readers will find enthralling.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Not Your Ordinary Mystery!July 30, 2013
By 
Suzanne K Hege (Westminster, SC, US) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Broken Strings (Kindle Edition)
Broken Strings kept me deliciously tangled until the end! This is such a fun mystery because there are so many unique characters in such an unique setting. I have always found marionettes to be creepy on their own, so to add the element of murder to them...bravo and yikes at the same time! Our protagonist, Faye is exactly the kind of sleuth I would be. Curiosity propels us both to look beneath the surface, even at what is foul, but that doesn't make us ghouls, surely! Story aside, I love how the author so effortlessly utilizes the tricky third person omniscient pov with all her characters, keeping us both distant and close at the same time. It adds an energy to the plot that keeps those pages turning. I love reading an author with a personal style, and Nancy Means Wright has got that and more. A dash of Atwood, and pinch of Christie, and a New England flair that means Vermont is on my next vacation list equals a five star mystery by this lovely author. I hope to meet Fay again soon...I need to know how she and Willard are progressing!

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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this read!June 24, 2013
This review is from: Broken Strings (Paperback)
I didn't want this book to end. Hope there are sequels as Nancy Means Wright writes another page turner, a winner indeed. Just as the reader thinks she knows "whodunnit" another clue, distraction, or more grimly, another body pops up leaving sleuth Fay Hubbard all the more puzzled and determined to find her friend Marion's killer.

Fay Hubbard is also a character in Wright's Ruth Willmarth mystery series. In this book, Ruth is away on an extended honeymoon, so Fay not only takes on Ruth's goats, but also her three foster children. As if that isn't handful enough, Fay is also a puppeteer for Valentini Marionettes owned by her friend Marion Valentini who collapses at the end of a show, poisoned. Fay takes over the running of the show and, although a suspect herself, sets out to find Marion's killer. She begins to find that all the circumstances and relationships around her are increasingly complex, a maze she has to ramble through as fast as she can in order to solve the murders.

Owing to Wright's compelling prose and excellent plotting, the reader instantly becomes a part of Fay's sleuthing and serious duties, sprinkled with great dollops of humor. This book, set in Vermont is as good as, if not better, than an English cozy.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Tangle of PossibilitiesJune 18, 2013
By 
Susan Coryell (Southern Virginia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Broken Strings (Paperback)
Fay Hubbard's unconventional life in small-town Vermont is about to take an even more bizarre turn. The puppeteer, goat farmer and foster mother finds herself in the role of sleuth when her best friend Marion, herself a creative and talented puppeteer, is murdered. With plenty of suspects, author Nancy Means Wright dances Fay's off-beat friends, family and fellow townies on and off stage, stringing the reader along. "What did anyone know about the tangled strings of the mind?" Fay wonders. Wonderful marionette metaphors abound in this fast-paced, often humorous and always entertaining mystery. A perfect summer read!

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