Nantucket Diet Murders, The (Eugenia Potter Mysteries)

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by Virginia Rich | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0440162645 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Tribefan of Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on 9/24/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by Tribefan from Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Warm memories and good food greeted Mrs. Potter's retum to her beloved Nantucket, but so did a chilling surprise. Her old friends had a dangerous new look: dangerously thin and dressed to kill!

Was something sinister going on? A handsome new diet doctor had won over the richest widows on the island with his weight-loss secrets -- and his very personal attention. But when sudden death was seved up along with delightful Down East dishes (try sinfully rich Scrimshaw Inn Rum Pie or tangy Nantucket Cranberry Cup Pudding!), the inimitable Mrs. Potter knew it was time to stir the pot and come up with a devilishly clever culinary killer.

Journal Entry 2 by Tribefan at Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, August 26, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (8/27/2011 UTC) at Bookbox, Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Released into bookstogive's I Need A Vacation Bookbox

Journal Entry 3 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, October 16, 2011
Selected from the I Need A Vacation Book Box.

Journal Entry 4 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, April 26, 2012
I guess this is what is called "a cozy mystery", although if I gave any credence to the events in the book, which the characters do not by the way, I would be pretty devastated. First a young woman, celebrating her birthday, chokes to death while eating a salad. Later a young woman is shot point blank in the head. But this being "a cozy mystery" nothing is described in gruesome detail and every one goes back to parties and walking and getting their hair done or whatever. In this mystery the investigator is one of the old women who get together on Nantucket, whether they still live there or not, for lunches. But as I said, the mystery is very light, it is more of a gloss over the true pages of the book which are the reminiscences of the old woman (the author herself I would assume) about the many happy times she spent on Nantucket. So what really caught my interest in this book? A detail, a "light-ship basket" which is some sort of Nantucket purse. Maybe you have to come from old money to have a real one. Other than that, I don't drink or eat oysters or sail or come from old money so I didn't relate to the culture really. But I do diet! Don't we all? It was rather fun when the author reviews all the diets that most of us have probably been through. Now that I could relate to! The mystery itself wasn't too bad, not that great either, but OK.

Journal Entry 5 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, November 01, 2012
Reserved for the cozy mystery book box.

Journal Entry 6 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, November 02, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (11/2/2012 UTC) at Seattle, Washington USA

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Released into the Cozy Mystery book box.

Journal Entry 7 by affinity4books at Bryan, Texas USA on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
came home in my bookbox
sorry to take so long to journal
thanks for sharing!
will read or pass along to another bookcrosser soon

Journal Entry 8 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Saturday, March 29, 2014
Chosen from the Affinity4Books' Cozy Mystery Book Box.

Journal Entry 9 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Love that the recipes are on the inside covers. Great book. Looking for a new reader.

Journal Entry 10 by wingheartthumperwing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (10/24/2014 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Happy Birthday eponine38! Hope you enjoy these books!

Journal Entry 11 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, December 11, 2014
Thank you, heartthumper! I love to read books set here in Massachusetts. I have only managed to get to Nantucket once but would love to return one of these days. It looks like a fun read and I appreciate your generosity - not one, but two books of the same series for my birthday!

Journal Entry 12 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, March 07, 2015
I was slightly disappointed with this. I found the style difficult, with too much chatter and too little mystery. The mystery itself was pretty good, it just felt overshadowed by other things. I suppose I could have appreciated it as a novel, centering on the relationship of these women who have maintained ties through time and, in Eugenia's case, distance.

I have another in this series and will give it a read because sometimes my enjoyment of a book hinges more on my frame of mind/mood while I'm reading it than on the book itself. So I always give a second chance :-).

Some of the recipes do sound wonderful and I'll jot some down before passing this along.

Released 3 yrs ago (3/8/2015 UTC) at Little Free Library, Town Common in Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Left in the (very well stocked at the moment) LFL at about 4:15 or so. Hope someone will enjoy it!

Released for 2015 Wine+Food+BookCrossing Challenge hosted by GoryDetails.
Released for Oh, the Places We Can Go release challenge hosted by Secretariat.

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