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review 2019-10-08 18:48
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Monster, She Wrote - Lisa Kröger,Melanie R. Anderson

With its eye-catching cover and compellingly strange sketches and drawings, Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction attracts attention from its opening pages. From there, the authors Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson proceed to thoroughly entertain and inform those curious enough continue reading about this underexplored topic. Providing historical context, fascinating biographical background and a plethora of reader's advisory information, Monster She Wrote is mandatory for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of these genres that are typically assumed as dominated by their male authors. Kröger and Anderson's chronology starts with Margaret Cavendish in the 17th century and the advent of speculative fiction and gothic tales, culminating with recent releases—many of which that have sought to revive, expand and modernize some recurring feminist themes over the centuries. The book is divided into eight sections, each with an introduction to a time period or emerging trend accompanied by defining characteristics; a quick bio of its most relevant female writers with recommended reading lists; and suggested supplemental materials related to each. Also sprinkled within are quotes and asides that discuss how women's voices, changing roles and male counterparts contributed to each moment in the genre's history. With their witty and colloquial tone, it is obvious that the authors are both well-informed and passionate about the subject matter. Monster, She Wrote can be enjoyed sequentially or browsed in any order for those seeking to explore the origins of some exceptional horror/speculative fiction or add substantially to their TBR list.

Thanks to the authors, Quirk Books and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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review 2019-09-24 04:07
Murder, She Wrote Manuscript for Murder
Murder, She Wrote: Manuscript for Murder - Jessica Fletcher,Jon Land

#48 Murder, She Wrote


Jessica is in NYC giving a discussion about her most recent book and her publisher requests that she read a manuscript from a promising author. When she takes it with her she is notified that her publisher is murdered, two authors who read it are murdered and she is now wearing a target on her back. There is the feeling that the book is too close to a truth even though it is supposed to be a work of fiction. Jessica works to find out what is the truth and tries to stay alive in the process.


Again, this story just goes so quick and reminds me of happier times when my mom was around.

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review 2019-04-12 13:26
Murder, She Wrote: A Slaying in Savannah
Murder She Wrote: (Set of 3) (A Slaying ... Murder She Wrote: (Set of 3) (A Slaying in Savannah: Madison Avenue Shoot: Murder on Parade) - Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain

Jessica's dear friend, Tillie, is dead and has left a bequest in the will. She wants Jessica to find out who murdered her fiancee 40 years ago. If Jessica can solve the murder in one month, a large amount of money will be going to a Literacy Project they started together. Jessica who wants that money for the Project goes to Savannah. She is attacked and injured and learns a lot about what happened 40 years ago and what happened to her friend, as many do not believe that she fell down the stairs. 


This was an interesting story and it piqued my interest in the things done to hide slaves when they were running to freedom. It also mentioned the book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." I had read the book several years ago. 

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review 2019-02-06 13:31
Murder, She Wrote, Coffee, Tea and Murder
Murder, She Wrote: Coffee, Tea, or Murde... Murder, She Wrote: Coffee, Tea, or Murder?: Coffee, Tea, or Murder? (Murder She Wrote) - Donald Bain,Jessica Fletcher

#27 of the series. 


I loved Murder, She Wrote when it was on tv and watched it when it was on Netflix. Trying to watch it now is a little difficult as the times are either during sleep or school. So getting a chance to read the books or listening to them on audio is the next best thing. 


In this, Jessica and others from Cabot Cove, the hometown of one of the owners of the new airline, have been invited as special guests to fly the inaugural flight to England. After they arrive, the owner is found dead with a knife in his back in the cockpit. Jessica is asked to help Scotland Yard to solve the murder since she is friends with the main investigator who values her thoughts. 



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review 2018-11-30 04:20
Murder, She Wrote, The Maine Mutiny
Murder, She Wrote: The Maine Mutiny - Je... Murder, She Wrote: The Maine Mutiny - Jessica Fletcher

Cabot Cove is gearing up for their first Lobster Festival and have asked the Lobstermen to not sell their lobster to other places so that there are plenty of lobster for the festival. There is so much happening while getting ready for the festival and Jessica asks if she can help. She agrees to write the article for the special paper that is going to be sold during the festival week. She gets the men to agree to let her on a boat to watch and learn. Learn she does. She learns that the man who is the "broker" is thought to be cheating the men and they are between a rock and hard place. When that man is found dead on Spencer's boat (an old man whose boat has been sabotaged many times) and Jessica is left to die in the middle of the ocean on that same boat, she wants to find out who really murdered the broker. 


The story starts with Jessica adrift on the boat and suffering from amnesia and a head injury. Then the story goes back to before the head injury. I don't really enjoy that kind of a story, but this time I was interested in the story and did some research on lobsters. Mostly because I can't ever eat them and I just wanted to learn some more. 

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