The Burnt Orange Sunrise: A Berger and Mitry Mystery (Berger and Mitry Mysteries)

by David Handler | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0312985797 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingheartthumperwing of Hutchinson, Kansas USA on 2/13/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingheartthumperwing from Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Friday, February 13, 2015
Found on the sale rack at the used book store.

Everyone from Hollywood heavy hitters and supermodels to rap music stars and high-profile athletes are invited to a party to honor legendary film director Ada Geiger at the faux Castle her husband built for her in Dorset, Connecticut. This is just the kind of event Mitch Berger hates even though he idolizes Ada and credits her for inspiring him to become a film critic. It's too late for him to cancel. But Mitch gets a lucky break when a snowstorm hits.

One by one, the regrets come flowing in. The gathering is pared down to just a few people: Ada's son and his wife up from New York, the Castle's caretaker and her brother Les, Mitch and his beautiful police officer lover, Des Mitry, and a few others. It's the snowiest winter anyone under the age of ninety can remember in Dorset with six more inches falling every three days, stranding the guests at the Castle. But any romantic notions that may have crossed Mitch's mind are dashed when one by one the people at The Castle are killed off. Delving into the investigation, Des and Mitch are faced with their toughest case yet--one that might leave both of them dead…

Journal Entry 2 by wingheartthumperwing at Food Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (9/23/2015 UTC) at Food Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases


Added to the Food Book Box.

Journal Entry 3 by wingSouthernfryedwing at Lexington, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
taking this out of the food book box

First of all, this book is the 4th in a series and I haven't read the 3 previous books. It was a slow start for me, the first murder doesn't take place until after the first 50 pages. I have to say that I really did like the main characters, Mitch Berger and Des Mitry and I would read more of this series if the books were to come my way. I probably won't search them out.

reserved for color bookring

Journal Entry 4 by wingSouthernfryedwing at Lexington, South Carolina USA on Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (9/5/2017 UTC) at Lexington, South Carolina USA


In the color book box on the way to Colorado

Journal Entry 5 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Returned home in my Colors Bookbox

Journal Entry 6 by winginnaewing at Aurora, Colorado USA on Sunday, April 29, 2018
Headed out to GoryDetails as part of J4shaw's wishlist tag game --

Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 03, 2018
The wishlist book arrived safely on this VERY warm day; many thanks! I thoroughly enjoyed The Coal Black Asphalt Tomb, and wanted to read more from this colorful {groan!} series.

Later: I enjoyed this story quite a bit, in part because it's set on the Connecticut coast during a vicious snowstorm and freeze, so both the location and the climate are familiar to me {wry grin}. I like the sprawling-mansion/trapped-by-the-storm setting, which (of course) our snarky heroes call out with suitable Agatha Christie references. And I adore the chemistry between somewhat-schlubby film critic Berger and statuesque cop Mitry, even though in this book there's a bit of a hitch - Berger "wants to talk" and Mitry assumes this means he's ready to break up with her. (The truth is even more unsettling for her; I know from later books what answer she'll eventually give, but it's a little rocky at this point.)

The plot is quite convoluted, and I admit I wasn't thrilled with the the way it worked out - not because I was especially shocked or horrified, just that I didn't find it very satisfying, given the buildup and the cast of characters. But aside from that it was a fun read, and I'll definitely look for more books in the series.

Journal Entry 8 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Hemlock Rd in New Haven, Connecticut USA on Sunday, June 10, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/11/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Hemlock Rd in New Haven, Connecticut USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library on this lovely day; hope someone enjoys it!

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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