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Murder Once Removed (Ancestry Detective) (édition 2019)

par C. Perkins, S. (Auteur)

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According to her friends, Lucy Lancaster, Austin, Texas genealogist, has never been drunk. Tipsy, sure, but drunk? No way. So when she arrives back at her office from a three-martini lunch a few sheets to the wind, it's a notable occasion. Even more momentous is what her client, Austin billionaire Gus Halloran, has announced on live television with a blotto Lucy standing at his side: Texas senator Caleb Applewhite might be responsible for the murder of Seth Halloran.Of course, Lucy is a genealogist, so the murder in question took place back in 1849. And it's possible that another nineteenth-century Texas politician may, in fact, have wielded the death blow. Lucy is determined to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt who the guilty man is, but when her curiosity lands her at the scene of another murder--this time, in the present-day--she realizes that the branches of some family trees shouldn't be shaken.… (plus d'informations)
Membre:JuliW
Titre:Murder Once Removed (Ancestry Detective)
Auteurs:C. Perkins, S. (Auteur)
Info:Minotaur Books (2019), 336 pages
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While explanations of once removed, twice removed and all that genealogy jazz aren't really my thing, this book sure is! I had a great time reading this first book in the new Ancestry Detective cozy mystery series. Genealogist Lucy Lancaster is hired to look into the family tree of Angus "Gus" Halloran. She discovers that his great-great-grandfather was murdered in 1849 with an old daguerreotype photograph and journals from a witness to prove it. Only problem is....the guilty party could be one of two culprits with the initials C.A. After Gus points a finger at a descendant of one of the C.A.-suspects, Lucy finds herself in trouble. The FBI shows up at her door. There's a robbery...someone tries to hack her office computer...and the woman restoring the photographic proof is murdered. Someone really wants information on this 160-year old murder to go away!

I really enjoyed this book. I like the mix of genealogy, humor and murder mystery. The characters are all fun and likable. My hands-down favorite is Neil Patrick Housecat, of course. What a name! I like Lucy as a main character. She's quirky, feisty when required, intelligent and very talented at research. The side characters help the investigation along as well as making the story fun to read.

The mystery moved along at a nice pace, with plenty of sleuthing and possible suspects. The story kept my attention from beginning to end. The ending wasn't overly predictable or old hat. Nicely done!

This is the first cozy I've read with a genealogy background theme. I found it creative and different! The front cover is colorful and fun....Neil Patrick Housecat is perched right in the middle with great cattitude. :) Cozies always have the best covers!

All in all, a fun read! I will definitely be reading more of this series.

**I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.** ( )
  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
An excellent tale of mystery - both past and present day. From solving genealogical mysteries to linking them to modern-day crimes, Lucy Lancaster's days are never dull. I thoroughly enjoyed going along with her through the story, and I also enjoyed learning more about researching genealogy. ( )
  book_lady15 | Apr 3, 2020 |
A professional genealogist?! Making a living at something so interesting?! I have received my share of glazes looks from friends as I ramble on about the latest find, and I don't have much time to actually spend on it. Lucy is just finishing up a family record for a long time Texas and local billionaire. She discovers some old photos that reveal first hand information about the death of his ancestor. Naturally, the story doesn't end there, as in the present day, politicians with much to lose seem to be the obvious suspects for a historian's death. The local Austin atmosphere and food are well described, quirky as always. FBI agent Ben Turner adds a bit of a Maddie/David element to the story. I love that Lucy's friends support her and how Lucy's acknowledges how these distant people become real for a while. ( )
  ethel55 | Oct 17, 2019 |
#1 Ancestry Detective series. Timely as the Baby Boomers hit retirement and start tracing their family trees. I was a rebel who did that in my 20s and no longer actively take an interest. Though I still, obviously, will pick up a mystery with a genealogy theme.

Enjoyable enough. Houston, Texas setting if that interests you. ( )
  ParadisePorch | Aug 9, 2019 |
I enjoyed this new entry into the cozy mystery field. The premise of a professional genealogist solving murder mysteries--both past and current--is a new twist, and Lucy is an engaging protagonist. I look forward to following Lucy's further adventures. ( )
  Spencer28 | Jun 2, 2019 |
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According to her friends, Lucy Lancaster, Austin, Texas genealogist, has never been drunk. Tipsy, sure, but drunk? No way. So when she arrives back at her office from a three-martini lunch a few sheets to the wind, it's a notable occasion. Even more momentous is what her client, Austin billionaire Gus Halloran, has announced on live television with a blotto Lucy standing at his side: Texas senator Caleb Applewhite might be responsible for the murder of Seth Halloran.Of course, Lucy is a genealogist, so the murder in question took place back in 1849. And it's possible that another nineteenth-century Texas politician may, in fact, have wielded the death blow. Lucy is determined to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt who the guilty man is, but when her curiosity lands her at the scene of another murder--this time, in the present-day--she realizes that the branches of some family trees shouldn't be shaken.

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