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To the Manor Dead [PDF / Epub] ✍ To the Manor Dead ☁ Sebastian Stuart – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk After a messy divorce and fifteen years of listening to sob stories, former New York City psychotherapist Janet Petrocelli is burnt out Leaving behind life as a stressed shrink, Janet has opened a use After a messy divorce and fifteen years of listening to sob stories, former New York City psychotherapist Janet Petrocelli is burnt out Leaving behind life as a stressed shrink, Janet has opened a used stuff shop To the PDF/EPUB ² in the quirky Hudson River Valley town of SawyersvilleUnfortunately, Janet is a magnet for nut jobs In this case, it s the Livingstons, an aristocratic family gone to seed in a disturbingly seedy way Daphne, the clan s not so grande dame, offers her prized heirlooms to Janet for a hasty sale, but the deal ends abruptly when she turns up dead Soon, Janet gets pulled into a tangled web of lust, insanity, avarice, and murder Did a greedy developer kill off the biggest obstacle to his high rise condo development Or was it a family affair of the vengeful and very twisted variety Despite her resolve to steer clear of the murky depths of degeneracy and deceit, Janet becomes obsessed with finding justice for the dead if the killer doesn t find her firstPraise Sebastian Stuart is a knowing, witty, and tough writer Robert B Parker, bestselling author of The Professional.


10 thoughts on “To the Manor Dead

  1. Grey853 Grey853 says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here At first I was put off by Janet She s shut down and forcing the humor a bit much As the story goes on, the book does get better and the mystery unfolds The best part of the book for me was her relationship with Josie, the girl she liberates from an abusive stepfather Despite her oath to avoid attachments, she steps in and protects the teen Josie turns out to be quite the cook and an asset to the shop I was hoping in the end that Josie would remain with Janet instead of going to a foster ho At first I was put off by Janet She s shut down and forcing the humor a bit much As the story goes on, the book does get better and the mystery unfolds The best part of the book for me was her relationship with Josie, the girl she liberates from an abusive stepfather Despite her oath to avoid attachments, she steps in and protects the teen Josie turns out to be quite the cook and an asset to the shop I was hoping in the end that Josie would remain with Janet instead of going to a foster home, but maybe in the next book that will happen For me that was the core of the story of Janet, how she finally lets down her guard to help someone who needs her


  2. Ann Ann says:

    Janet Petrocelli owns and operates a small junque store in the Hudson Valley of New York She was a psychologist in her past life but left that profession after two marriages failed She meets Daphne Livingston, a seventy year old lady who wishes to sell off some of her furniture When she is found dead and the police don t seem to want to investigate at all, Janet begins to look into the case This was a quick read and very well written I enjoyed it and the characters were very well written.


  3. Susan Susan says:

    Janet has left her therapy practice in the Big Apple for a laid back life selling junque in a small town on the Hudson river But she can t stop her therapist attitude, and respondsto the problems of others than she would choose When she gets involved in the explosively dysfunctional, formerly rich Livingston family, she finds herselfinvolved than is quite safe There are male authors who can write convincingly in a female persona Stuart doesn t make that transition smoothly, but h Janet has left her therapy practice in the Big Apple for a laid back life selling junque in a small town on the Hudson river But she can t stop her therapist attitude, and respondsto the problems of others than she would choose When she gets involved in the explosively dysfunctional, formerly rich Livingston family, she finds herselfinvolved than is quite safe There are male authors who can write convincingly in a female persona Stuart doesn t make that transition smoothly, but he ll keep you reading anyway


  4. Jill Jill says:

    Figuring out what a person is thinking was part of Janet s life as a psychotherapist, but it is a lot harder when the person is dead and her occupation is now storeowner The book has many interesting characters with interesting traits that would expect from a book whose main character is a former shrink There are clues to follow, but there the lack of character relationships prevents this book from receiving a higher rating.


  5. Mark Baker Mark Baker says:

    The plot was okay, but almost all the characters made my skin crawl The main character was only okay The family of suspects were actually rather creepy I have a feeling the author was going for funny, but it missed the mark for me.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers The plot was okay, but almost all the characters made my skin crawl The main character was only okay The family of suspects were actually rather creepy I have a feeling the author was going for funny, but it missed the mark for me.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers


  6. Janet Janet says:

    Seeing as how the title character shares my name, I had to at least give this series a try And one try is all it s getting Too absurd for my taste Perhaps it s because I wasn t raised in the upper East Coast where eccentricity seems to be a badge of respect and honor, but I didn t understand much of the humoror the plot.


  7. Bunnyhugger Bunnyhugger says:

    I heard about this from Porter Square Books where the author was scheduled for a reading I didn t go but have been in the mood for a mystery so requested it from the library.Update 11 9 10This is a fun mystery populated with quirky, somewhat degenerate, characters I think it s the start of a series Janet s Planet so will keep an eye out for the next installment.


  8. Virginia Virginia says:

    This book had 28 characters if you count the narrators pets, and none were fully developed Author wasconcerned with what everyone was wearing and eating than setting a tone This was supposed to be a mystery, but there was no tension It was short and quick.


  9. Michael Jones Michael Jones says:

    Excellent book, couldn t put it down The eccentric characters kept you going Will look forfrom this author, and hope that Janet s Planet will become a series.


  10. Suzan Poisner Suzan Poisner says:

    Weak character development.Felt like plot ran along and then in 5 pages the book abruptly ended.


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