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Martin Misunderstood
by Karin Slaughter | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 4/2/2012
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by jierichardson): available

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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Crime fiction obsessive Martin Reed is the proverbial butt of everyone's jokes. Working as a glorified accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his cantankerous mother, he has become resigned to the world in which he lives - the school bullies now pick on him in the workplace, women still spurn him and his arch enemy is now his supervisor. But then he arrives at work one morning to find the police on site. A co-worker has been brutally murdered and her body abandoned in a ditch. And the overwhelming evidence points to Martin - especially when he can't or won't admit that he has an alibi.

When a second victim is found in the company bathroom, things really conspire against Martin. The one bright star on his otherwise bleak horizon is the beautiful and sympathetic Detective Anther Albada, but even she's beginning to have her doubts about his innocence. Could Martin be guilty? Or is he just misunderstood?  

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 14, 2012

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I've never read any of Karin Slaughter's novels before (although I'm sure there's some hidden away in my TBR mountain) but for some reason I'd got it into my head, rightly or wrongly, that she might write a more "serious" (maybe not the word I want) type of novel, on the lines of say Patricia Cornwell. Well, reading this I think she could be Carl Hiaasen's long lost sister! It's a quirky, slightly madcap (IMHO) tale.... but I liked it :o) If her other novels have just a little of this darkly comic humour then I think I'm gonna like them.... 

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Micklegate Travelodge in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 07, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/7/2012 UTC) at Micklegate Travelodge in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom


On returning to the travelodge late last night how excited was I to spot 5 books left on a table in reception! None of them were bookcrossing books (of course I checked them all!) but I picked one up (as if I wouldn't!!) & though the rest were all gone this morning, I did leave this in their place - just hope it wasn't the cleaners who moved them....

Released as part of the"WHAT'S IN A NAME" Challenge (#27)

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Journal Entry 4 by jierichardson at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 17, 2012

9 out of 10

I found this book at the travellodge in Micklegate, York on 10th December 12, I was quite excited as this was the first book i have found while bookcrossing lol. So i took it and have just finished reading it, well what can i say but what a strange book. Very quirkey and interesting. Martin Misunderstood tells the story of Martin Reed, an average man who wonders how he has wound up with such an abysmally empty existence. Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother, his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes. So immersed is Martin in these escapes he fails to notice the crimes going on all around him. When first one, then another, of his co-workers is brutally murdered, Martin steps in to help the investigation, bringing his amateur detecting skills to bear. But Martin realizes too late that what he has mistaken for the glow of the spotlight, is actually the harsh glare of interrogation. I would say this book is a quick read as the book consists of 147, with other pages for info on her other books. Well worth a read thou :-) I will put details on its release in the next few days xxx 

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