Feisty. Ballsy. Bold. ... And not your average seventy-year-old woman.
Maisie Fezziwig wakes to a harrowing scream outside. Curious, she rises from bed, walking outside to investigate. The sleepy street is still and calm at first, until Maisie stumbles on a grisly murder that will change her life forever.
If you love a fast-paced mystery with a surprising twist, you'll enjoy Hickory Dickory Dead, written by a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.
Readers are saying:
"Love Maisie's sassy attitude and fear of nothing."
"Unexpected twists and turns that kept me glued to the end."
"A mystery played out perfectly. I couldn't guess the murderer."
"Kept me up until 2 a.m. reading!"
She is quite the character.
I found the main character Maisie interesting but not all that well drawn. I don’t know anyone her age who was educated like her speak quite like that. It took me a while to realize she was a retired physician/pathologist. In the first dramatic scene the wife is forced to kill her husband.... then sees the face and screams. That was interesting, as I thought it was someone close to her whose presence shocked her. I was intrigued and wanted to find out who!. But the denouement didn’t live up to a fascinating background story...
At one point one of Maisie’s love interests is killed... but I don’t see the purpose of killing him off or what that contributed to the story; the younger characters ( late teens, twenties) speak in full sentences even under extreme pressure and use expressions that I wouldn’t if I was threatened by a gun for ex. I kept on reading to see ‘ who done it’ but the final denouement was so stilted ( again the dialogue was more like a book review the real people speaking under pressure) that I don’t plan to read anything more by this author.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Good story and great humor! Plot has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing till the end.