Hickory Dickory Dead

by Cheryl Bradshaw | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1533485011 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 11/1/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, November 1, 2021
This trade paperback is one of four books from our new across-the-street neighbor on Halloween eve, to share with visitors to the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720). Thank you so much.

In the process of receiving these books on Halloween eve, with our door wide open, our family whippet decided to make a dash for freedom and chase a deer across the creek in Twinbrook Park. My daughter brought her home safely, but wet, after her little adventure. :)

I'm releasing this book for...

***The 2022 Oh, The Places We Can Go Release Challenge hosted by awaywithfairies. The book title contains the word HICKORY. Hickory is a city in Catawba County, North Carolina, USA.

Happy reading and happy traveling (when it becomes safe to do so)!


Enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, April 1, 2022
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Sunday, April 10, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (5/21/2022 UTC) at Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA


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Journal Entry 5 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Sunday, May 22, 2022
This book was left over at the end of the Gaithersburg Book Festival and was in a box of books in my car. I was visiting a few local Little Free Libraries to start distibuting the leftoves and this one caught my eye. The author and I have the same first name and the blurb on the back says it features a ballsy little old lady. I would like to be ballsy. I will never be little. But I am getting old. Figured it was one I might enjoy reading before releasing.

Journal Entry 6 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Friday, May 27, 2022
This book was leftover from the Gaithersburg Book Festival and it caught my eye when I was preparing to add it to a Little Free Library. It probably helped that the author and I share a name. Turned out we have something else in common.

This book is pretty decent and kept me going from start to finish in one sitting. Not a cozy despite the old lady sleuth -- Maisie is brazen and bold and no Miss Marple to sir quietly by. She goes busting in with her gun drawn. And she has a rather business-like approach to pleasure. I thought the mystery was decently done and the plot was good. I might read another in the series if came across it. And I will send it to my sister-in-law to read next.

The thing missing from this book is context. It tends to be largely dialogue driven and action packed but it lacks background. It wasn't til a good 50 pages in or so that you find out Maisie was a medical examiner. Her exact back story with the local cops never really is addressed. And the setting for this book is a generic anywhere sort of place which is never specified. EXCEPT that one character mentions living in Kearns on Dugway, which made me stop in my tracks. And the fries she eats are "Salt Lake's best". And Maisie lives in The Avenues. And there is a discussion about a coffee shop on 9th and 9th. This book is set in UTAH -- but it never says so and makes only passing reference to the mountains but nothing else distinctive. The city must be SLC, but it could be a small to medium sized college town anywhere. I have often thought that some books have too much information that is unrelated to the plot of the mystery. This one didn't have enough. And I felt that way before I realized that it set near where I grew up and went to college. It made the story kind of flat despite the murder and mischief.

ETA: The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that the author has spent little to no time in Utah. Any exploration of The Avenues at all would have shown her that they are not where a young couple with a baby would move or where a neighborhood where you can drive around slowly looking for your friend who is riding his bicycle -- it is very steep and very congested and very expensive.

Journal Entry 7 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Monday, June 13, 2022

Released 2 wks ago (6/13/2022 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA


This book is headed to Utah to my sister-in-law and a friend of hers who needs lots of mysteries to read. Originally I wanted to get my sister-in-law's opinion of the setting, but her friends will be equally interesting.

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Journal Entry 8 by minibear at Syracuse, Utah USA on Saturday, June 18, 2022

Released 1 wk ago (6/19/2022 UTC) at Syracuse, Utah USA


Taking to a neighbor who is at Thatcher Brook Rehab.

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