Food of Ghosts

by Marianne Wheelaghan | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0956614434 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingJ4shawwing of Boise, Idaho USA on 5/25/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingJ4shawwing from Boise, Idaho USA on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
About the Book:
Nothing ever happens on Tarawa, a coral atoll in Kiribati which is the middle of the Pacific. Then a mutilated body is found in a children's nursery hut. Detective Sergeant Louisa Townsend from Edinburgh is on the island, helping train local police officers in basic detecting skills. She is asked to find the killer and jumps at the chance to be in charge of her first murder investigation. She marvels at the simplicity of the task ahead - after all, how difficult can it be to find the murderer on a desert island the size of a postage stamp and with only one road? But nothing on Tarawa is what it seems.

My Review:
Read for the 666 for 2016 - An Around the World Reading Challenge
This book transported me back to the atoll of Tarawa in Kiribati where I spent last year, and it was a pleasure to be whisked back to its exotic yet primitive location.
A tale of a murder mystery which carefully and respectfully is played out with all of the barriers that living on Tarawa grants you.
I found the protagonist, a female detective from Scotland, DS Townsend a likeable main character and one you couldn't fail to sympathise with and will her on in solving the crimes.
The author did a great job of respecting the location of the story, which for me brought back fond memories of various locations on the island.
I'm really enjoying this author, and look forward to more from her.

Journal Entry 2 by wingJ4shawwing at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 27, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (6/28/2016 UTC) at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, October 06, 2016
Very generous thank you

Mailing as part of the Wishlist tag game. I really enjoyed this whodunnit set in Kiribati, a place I know little about. I liked that the lead Detective was a women with an unusual flaw. I am pleased I have book 2 in the series which is set in Fiji. Thanks J4shaw and I hope Jeniwren becomes a fan too.

Journal Entry 5 by jeniwren at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Thanks so much for sending and I look forward to this new author.

Journal Entry 6 by jeniwren at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, January 09, 2018
This is crime novel and the first in a series set in the exotic location of Kiribati featuring Scottish detective Louise Townsend. She is originally a native of the island and returns to her roots as a police sergeant. An interesting book exploring the customs and archaic cultural differences of this remote island. Louise is not always happy to be back amongst family. She struggles with OCD and then when investigating a triple murder where the village folk believe it is the work of evil spirits she finds many obstacles and red herrings galore to keep the reader entertained from start to finish. Pleased to know there is a second book in this series and high ratings on GoodReads for her debut novel The Blue Suitcase which is a war themed novel. A great finish to my reading year with a total of 64 books and the discovery of a new author. Read in December 2017.
Now reserved for the OZVBB over at LibraryThing.


Journal Entry 7 by jeniwren at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (1/19/2018 UTC) at Balingup, Western Australia Australia

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Requested from the OZVBB and on the way by post soonish!

Journal Entry 8 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Monday, February 19, 2018
Thanks jeniwren.
This will be on my list for the 666 for 2018 Global Reading Challenge.

Journal Entry 9 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Sunday, May 20, 2018
An interesting and enjoyable read in terms of the central character, the location, and the look into another culture and society on the atoll of Tarawa in Kiribati. The downside for me was that I didn't think it was particularly well written and as a crime novel she uses a very lazy plot device towards the end.

However the book certainly achieved the aim of the 666 around the world reading challenge, and I already have another 666er lined up as the next reader.


Journal Entry 10 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Forbes, New South Wales Australia on Monday, June 18, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/18/2018 UTC) at Forbes, New South Wales Australia

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A wish list tag winging its way off to keeta1 by post.
Hope you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 11 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Monday, June 25, 2018
Thanks crimson-tide, the book arrived today :)
This will be my next read after the current one.

Journal Entry 12 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Not really too much I can add after the above reviews, but I did enjoy the read. Definitely a little different to a normal crime novel, with it being set in Kiribati and having some seriously quirky characters.

Journal Entry 13 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Friday, August 03, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (8/2/2018 UTC) at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases

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Off to kiwiinengland - I hope you enjoy it :)

Journal Entry 14 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, August 20, 2018
Thank you for sending me this RABCK. Hope Auckland is treating you well.

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