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And I was bothered when she said she couldn't remember what he looked like a couple of days after he died. Aug 25, Scoozer rated it liked it Shelves: i-own , s-mystery-thriller-series , read-rtn-swap , s-mystery-cozy-series. This book was a pleasant mystery. The lead character was tough, but weak ankled she sprained her ankle at least three times during the pages--not sure why.
Written in the 90s, it was a bit dated.
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The entire book I kept thinking, "too bad they don't have a cell phone. Jul 26, Mary Sue rated it really liked it Recommends it for: mystery lovers.
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I love a good fish out of water story. This first of a series offers us a San Francisco cop transformed into a small town Kansas housewife. With in two months of ther arrial in Kansas her police cheif husband is killed. Widow Susan applies for his job and sets about solving the crime.
Amazingly she decides to remain in Kansas. May 02, Patty rated it really liked it.
I enjoyed this book. Having a new husband dies "in the line of duty" is tough, taking on his job and finding his killer is even harder, especially when they target you next. I'll keep reading this series, Weir makes Kansas feel real and yet gives an outsider view of it the new Chief of Police is originally from San Francisco, transplanted to her husbands home, a small town in Kansas. Aug 14, Dale rated it really liked it. Sep 17, Diane rated it really liked it. Only married a few days, someone killed Susan's husband the police chef of Hampstead, Kansas.
Susan was a cop and was not leaving town until she found her husbands killer. Nice read. Jan 25, Debby Johnson added it. Jun 27, Efs rated it liked it. Mar 15, Terri rated it liked it Shelves: mystery. Good beginning of a series. Jul 08, Shari rated it liked it Shelves: , mystery. Book 1. Oct 18, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , mystery. Bob wanted to read it when I finished which is rare.
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May 11, Julie rated it liked it. Great book from a first time author. Jul 07, Suzette Kunz rated it liked it Shelves: mystery. A series of mysteries about a woman police chief in Kansas. Very well written. Karen Cowgill rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Sandra rated it really liked it Jun 03, Pam Skinner rated it really liked it Jul 04, Colleen Young rated it really liked it Sep 25, Donna rated it liked it Feb 04, April Acton rated it really liked it Apr 07, Kendra Kiracofe rated it liked it Feb 16, Linda rated it liked it Feb 05, Gina rated it liked it Dec 21, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Charlene Weir. Charlene Weir. Charlene Weir was born in Nortonville, Kansas. She grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas. After graduating from nurses' training she attended the University of Oklahoma and worked as a public health nurse. She is the creator of "Susan Wren", police chief in Hampstead, Kansas. Other books in the series.
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But when a Hollywood film crew comes to the small town of Hampstead, Kansas, there seems to be more drama off the stage than on it. On a film shoot one day, a fatal accident befalls stunt-double Kay Bender. A dead-ringer for the stunning screen star Laura Edwards, Kay may have been the unfortunate victim of a murderous plot to get rid of the much-disliked actress. As Susan investigates, she finds that almost everyone has a motive for wanting to sabotage the film or to kill Laura. The film is running far over budget, and the temperamental director appears to be a likely suspect.
Susan also uncovers a steamy affair between Laura's boyfriend, narcissistic actor Nick Logan, and Laura's rival for the part, actress Sheri Lloyd, who makes no effort to conceal her dislike for the beautiful and talented star.
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To top it all off, Susan discovers that Parkhurst, her deputy, was once married to the now-famous actress. Susan must battle both her jealousy of Parkhurst and Laura's past relationship and her attraction to this darkly mysterious officer whose feelings she is unable to guess. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. When she got diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she left the job of nursing and began reading mystery novels as a hobby. Shortly after, Charlene began pursuing her own career as a mystery writer. The first novel that she wrote in her career allowed her to win the Malice Domestic contest by St.
Following this novel, author Charlene wrote the next 6 novels of her career featuring the Chief of Police of the Kansas City police department named Susan Wren. She has described Susan as one of her strong female characters, who is competent and intelligent. She is also very cool and confident about her beliefs and actions. In fact, Susan is very well capable of taking care of herself. Author Charlene says that in many ways, the description of Susan Wren is also the description of herself. In fact, she was thinking about herself only while she was developing the character of Susan Wren.
The last novel written by author Charlene Weir was published posthumously. Apart from writing novels, author Charlene used to enjoy playing her piano, look after the two beloved and smart cats, and visit her grandchildren, whenever she got the time from her busy schedule. Author Charlene was mainly popular for using a quick humor sense and sharp wit in her novels. Before her death, she lived in El Cerrito, California for more than 50 years. The Susan Wren mystery series written by author Charlene Weir consists of a total of 7 novels published between the years and All the novels of the feature the central character in the form of Susan Wren, who is described by author Charlene as the police chief of Hampstead, Kansas City.
This novel was released by the Minotaur Books publishing house in the year The plot of the novel features the main character of Susan Wren as the Chief of Police in the town of Hampstead in Kansas City, and revolves around the happenings in her life. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Susan Wren does not expect to find herself in in between a real life soap opera.
However, she soon finds that there is more drama off the stage of a Hollywood film than on it after the arrival a film crew to the small town of Hampstead in the Kansas City. On the first day of the shooting of the film, a body double stuntman named Kay Bender becomes the victim of a fatal accident.
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The incident proves to be a dead ringer for the beautiful screen star named Laura Edwards, who is of the opinion that Kay Bender might have become an unfortunate victim of one of the brutal and murderous plots, which was actually meant to get rid of her as she was disliked by a few people in the film industry.
As Susan Wren begins her investigation, she comes to know that almost everyone from the film crew had the motive of killing Laura Edwards or sabotaging the film. Also, the films goes extremely over budget, which makes the temperamental director of the film one of the suspect in the possible murder of Kay Bender. Sheri makes a full attempt not to conceal her dislike for talented and beautiful actress, but is eventually caught by Susan Wren and tells all the truth to her.
Susan also becomes successful in uncovering the fact that Laura Edwards was once married to the deputy of Sheri Lloyd named Parkhurst. Now, in order to be able to solve the case successfully, Susan is required to get past the truths of the former relationship of Laura and the jealousy of Parkhurst, as well as her attraction towards the mysterious officer, for whom she is unable to guess her feelings.
It was released by the Harlequin Books publishing house in the year The plot of this novel continues to feature the central character of Susan Wren as the Chief of Police in the town of Hampstead, Kansas City. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, the author has described the time of a frigid December in the town of Hampstead. The flu has taken its toll on the half of the police force under the Chief of Police, Susan Wren.
She silently prays that difficult weather puts a halt on the criminal activities of the town. But soon, she discovers the dead body repairman from the basement furnace of Caley James. Caley is described as a single mother and struggling with her life.
Now, Susan Wren is required to make use of all her street smartness and bring the murderer to justice, pulling off a Christmas miracle. Jack Reacher is back! The latest book in this extremely popular series, called Blue Moon , arrived on bookshelves at the end of October.