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Tamar Myers

Författare till Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth

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Tamar Myers was born and raised in the Belgian Congo (now just the Congo). Her parents were missionaries. She was sixteen when her family settled in America. In college she began to submit novels for publication, but it took 23 years for her to get published. Persistence paid off, however, because visa mer Tamar is now the author of two ongoing mystery series. One is set in Pennsylvania and features Magdalena Yoder, an Amish-Mennonite sleuth who runs a bed and breakfast in the mythical town of Hernia. The other is set in the Carolinas and centers around the adventures of Abigail Timberlake, the proud owner of a Charlotte (and later Charleston) antique store, the Den of Antiquity. Tamar now calls Charlotte, NC home. She lives with her husband, plus a Basenji dog, a Bengal cat, and an orange tabby rescue cat. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Tamar Myers

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth (1995) 376 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Larceny and Old Lace (1996) 282 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Crime (1995) 254 exemplar, 7 recensioner
The Crepes of Wrath (2001) 243 exemplar, 3 recensioner
No Use Dying over Spilled Milk (1996) 206 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Gilt By Association (1996) 206 exemplar, 3 recensioner
A Penny Urned (2000) 206 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Custard's Last Stand (2003) 202 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Just Plain Pickled to Death (1997) 202 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Nightmare in Shining Armor (2001) 200 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Ming and I (1997) 198 exemplar, 3 recensioner
So Faux, So Good (1998) 195 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Estate of Mind (1999) 195 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Eat, Drink and Be Wary (1998) 190 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Gruel and Unusual Punishment (2002) 188 exemplar, 1 recension
Baroque and Desperate (1999) 187 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Between a Wok and a Hard Place (1998) 185 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Tiles and Tribulations (2003) 184 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Play It Again, Spam (1999) 182 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Witch Doctor's Wife (2009) 180 exemplar, 22 recensioner
Hell Hath No Curry (2007) 180 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Thou Shalt Not Grill (2004) 179 exemplar, 1 recension
As the World Churns (2008) 173 exemplar, 6 recensioner
The Hand That Rocks the Ladle (2000) 172 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Assault and Pepper (2005) 170 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Splendor in the Glass (2002) 166 exemplar, 1 recension
Grape Expectations (2006) 151 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Monet Talks (2005) 150 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Statue of Limitations (2004) 141 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Cane Mutiny (2006) 141 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Batter Off Dead (2009) 138 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Death of a Rug Lord (2008) 125 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Butter Safe Than Sorry (2010) 109 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Headhunter's Daughter (2011) 97 exemplar, 18 recensioner
The Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots (1705) 67 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Poison Ivory (2009) 63 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Glass Is Always Greener (1964) 52 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Girl Who Married an Eagle (1656) 36 exemplar, 10 recensioner
The Death of Pie (2014) 36 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Tea with Jam and Dread (2016) 25 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Dark Side of Heaven (2006) 15 exemplar, 1 recension
Puddin' on the Blitz (2019) 11 exemplar, 2 recensioner

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I read this as part of my Around the World in 80 Books challenge. A mystery story set in the 1950s in the Belgian Congo before its independence from Belgium (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). The main character is Amanda Brown, a young American missionary who moves out to the village of Belle Vue to run a missionary guesthouse. The author was born and raised in the Belgian Congo by missionary parents so she is on familiar territory. Although Amanda’s mission is to convert souls, the book does not really focus on religion but is a rather quaint look at the villagers, their lives and the way they perceive the oddities of the Europeans, and makes some points about the effects of colonialism. Amanda is proud of having learnt Tshiluba the local Congolese language, but finds there is much else to learn. The story is populated by great characters such as Their Death, Cripple, Second Wife and Protruding Navel. My favourite character was First Wife, Cripple, with her sharp mind and outspoken ways. When a priceless diamond is discovered a series of events is set in train. I found the story fun and entertaining. There were snippets at the beginning of each chapter about the Congo, its people and fauna. It also highlighted the tension in Belgium between the Walloons (French speakers) and the Flemish (dutch speakers). A light mystery with some historical and cultural insights into colonial Belgian Congo. My only complaint was there seemed to be some loose ends in the mystery that didn’t entirely resolve.… (mer)
mimbza | 21 andra recensioner | Jun 1, 2024 |
I just finished this hilarious book this morning. Magdalena really cracked me up! I hadn't read a mystery in a really long long that I'm not even sure I've ever read one! Besides the goofy storyline and humorous characters, I really liked how the author showed us a glimpse into how Magdalena viewed things on the "outside"--opposite from me! For instance, as she's checking people into her hotel, she says how she wishes she could go visit all these places that the people come from. That's ironic because the number one place that I would love to go visit is Amish country! Also, she says that all the English (non-Amish people) look alike to her--funny because the Amish all dress pretty much the same--(same clothes style, hair cuts or up-do's, shoes, buggies, etc.)--they all look alike to me!… (mer)
classyhomemaker | 13 andra recensioner | Dec 11, 2023 |
Very odd, Facebook Memories indicates that I reviewed this book. However the review seems to have disappeared from this site. I recall having enjoyed the descriptions of the customs of various tribes.
ritaer | 17 andra recensioner | Nov 18, 2023 |
it's was a fun little romp of a book. I would rather like hanging out with Mags for a bit
Fish_Witch | 13 andra recensioner | Jul 4, 2023 |


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