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Murder Packs a Suitcase
by Cynthia Baxter


Overview - Mallory Marlowe is ready to turn a corner--one lined with palm trees, plastic pink flamingo lawn ornaments, and snack bars shaped like giant ice cream cones. Thanks to her new job as travel writer for the New York magazine The Good Life, recently widowed Mallory is zipping around Orlando, assigned to rediscover the glory days of "old Florida." It's the first of what she hopes will be many exciting adventures .  Read more...

 
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Overview
Mallory Marlowe is ready to turn a corner--one lined with palm trees, plastic pink flamingo lawn ornaments, and snack bars shaped like giant ice cream cones. Thanks to her new job as travel writer for the New York magazine The Good Life, recently widowed Mallory is zipping around Orlando, assigned to rediscover the glory days of "old Florida." It's the first of what she hopes will be many exciting adventures . . . but she's about to discover that the Sunshine State has a dark side.

Settled in among the faux volcanoes and tiki torches of the Polynesian Princess Hotel, Mallory is on the lookout for quirky attractions like alligator farms and pirate-themed diners hidden amid the glitzy theme parks. But she's not prepared to find a cranky journalist speared to death in the Bali Ballroom--or to find herself a suspect in his murder. With her trip coming to a close, Mallory has no choice but to figure out if one of her fellow travel writers is a killer. Because if she doesn't get out of Florida soon, her career--and her life--are about to come to a dead end.

Includes Mallory's article for The Good Life, with tips and reviews of real Florida attractions

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780553590357
  • ISBN-10: 0553590359
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 40.
  • Review Date: 2008-09-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

Veteran mystery writer Baxter (Monkey See, Monkey Die) kicks off her new series with a respectable but uninteresting start. Recent widow Mallory Marlowe embarks on a second career as a travel writer. Her first assignment is to go to Orlando and see what she can find of “old Florida.” When one of the other writers on her press junket is killed, she becomes the prime suspect. Determined to clear her name, Mallory takes the investigation into her own hands and soon discovers that everyone on the trip had a reason to hate the dead man. As she visits various attractions, her investigations draw her closer to the identity of the killer. Baxter clearly did a lot of research on Florida, but Marlowe is a familiar, unexciting archetype, and the lack of red herrings will leave readers wishing for less tourism and more mystery. (Nov.)

 
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