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    Death of a Busybody by Dell Shannon is a 1970 PyramidWilliam Morrow publication Originally published in 1963This book is from my vintage paperback collection Many have heard me mention the collection and usually when I write a review for one of these books it’s an old Gothic mystery or one of my Medical romances but I do have a very healthy collection of old detective books and a few cozy mysteries too I wasn’t sur

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    “I did not know they admitted Mexicans to the police” — Mr Sanchez who has reported a stolen car“Well the force is always shorthanded We take what we can get One has to make allowance for human nature” — Luis Mendoza“Indeed that is so But it is annoying I had thought perhaps if this should be in the newspapers a Mexica

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    Mmh keeps popping up like hiccups throughout the book Not the easiest mystery to read doesn't flow well but there's a smoke silver Persian cat who steals the show

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    Luis and Alison have gotten married and now need to buybuild a house Meanwhile an old friend of Angel's Hacket's bride is murdered on the way home from a party attended by Alison Who hates Margaret Chadwick enough to strangle her? Then Luis and his men find out just how many contenders there are for that honorA charming cat is in jeopardy but remember Ms Shannon loved cats

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    COUNTDOWN Mid 20th Century North American Crime BOOK 87 of 250HOOK 3 stars Nice big lots said Alison 200 by 300

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    When the body of a woman is found next the rail yards in Los Angles Homicide Lt Mendoza and his team investigate Soon the body of another woman is found buried at a construction site The team has a slew of suspects A good old fashioned murder mystery

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    A mystery from the early 1960s set in California Lieutenant Mendoza is called in to investigate the murder of Margaret Cha

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    Margaret Chadwick was asking for it Too bad she got it Murdered that is Mendoza's investigation soon uncovers that no one liked her including Alison who was now Mrs Luis Mendoza who met her at a party the day she was killed had nothing good to say about her In between buying tile and paint for the new Mendoza h

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    This story is well stocked with policemen 12 cats at least 5 and suspects 6 But it is well crafted for the most part and fun Shannon really can depict how people talk in normal conversation in jerky fractured phrases There is a lot of Spanish in these dialogues not all of it translated and it adds color to the narrativeM

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    To be honest I got this book because of the cover it is just one of those that remind me of the 70's pictures even though

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review È E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Dell Shannon

Luis Mendoza met the insufferable Margaret Chadwick But the next morning Miss Chadwick's body was discovered in. COUNTDOWN Mid 20th Century North American Crime BOOK 87 of 250HOOK 3 stars Nice big lots said Alison 200 by 300 And all the trees left On Jovenita Canyon Road No Sheba a cat She rescued her clean stockings and began to put them on I refuse said Mendoza from the bathroom to live on a street called Little Woman Canyon So goes the opening sentences The first page is a discussion of the purchase of a lot to build a new home In real life I d pick the easiest street name to spell the shortest to write the easiest to understand on the phone even if there is a bad connection and of course it d have to be the title of a famous literary work It s right in front of me a book of short stories by Dashiell Hammett The Big Knockover But to make it easier I ll call my street The Big Knockk Kover Rue De Dashiell No that s 3 ks in the third letter but one K in the fourth letter No that s 2 lls in the 7th letter Rue De what does that meanoh that means don t ever ask me again goodbye Okay I admit it I love the HGTV shows and if this had been a book ONLY about buying and building a house I d have enjoyed it very muchPACE 2 Cats streets architects and cats And a relatively interesting murder investigation hidden beneath the cats etc A slow read for a crime novelPLOT 3 Allison Mendoza s wife attends a hen party Miss Margaret Chadwick is so chatty and evil and has nothing nice to say about anyone so after she leaves the party she is murdered New Year s Resolution If for some reason I go to a hen party as a stripper or something I m going to be very very kind to allsome of this chatting is just intimidating The plot is standard for the genre and this police procedural is solidCHARACTERS 4 There is El Senor and he prefers heights so is often found sitting on top the fridge Sheba is rather playsome El Senor s personal slaves are Luis Mendoza and his wife Allison The human couple shop for lots They buy 2 and are going to build just one big house for master El Senor If El Senor doesn t like it Allison and Mendoza are gonna be in big trouble Mendoza and his Mexican friends lament that they are stereotyped and persecuted and thought to be hot blooded therefore unable to remain cool in tough situations Then they trash the ueers A lot And don t see their own persecution Shannon is absolutely showing some cops in a negative light their hypocrisy Overall her tone is light but she doesn t let this hypocrisy go unnoticed And even Mendoza wishes Margaret Chadwick had never been born to plague him like this with her death Mendoza can be on the rotten side In other words Shannon doesn t skimp on the faults of her characters even El Senor s I m not an animal lover and the Mendoza couple spend most of their time spending his inherited money He drive a Ferrari to work If a policeman came to my house on business driving a Ferrariwhy I d probablyumm smile and make suggestive comments about going for a ride And I might ask for a trial run with the handcuffs ATMOSPHERE 5 Southern California is surprisingly hilly and does have the most stupendously ridiculous names for streets I lived there for 18 years and lived in several places but the last address was on Bouuet Canyon Lane Oh how I longed for Apple Street And there is one thing here that I loved and haven t come across in any other book in my crime spree readathon Mendoza visits the Chadwick house and describes the interior as inhuman unnatural as he sees there are no books A house with no books That s not a home It s a structure built for people who care nothing for great art the very best the world of art has to offer is great literature imo and if I visit a potential new friend and they have no books there is to be no friendship People and books are meant for each other Shannon really gets Los Angeles I m sure she lived or visited there often Here s the thing I ve read 6 McBain novels There is atmosphere and character in this one work than all six of McBain s 5 of them being his 87th precinct seriesSUMMARY 34 But if you LOVE Cats and you LOVE shopping for a house and you LOVE hiring an architect and planning the house you ll probably like this one than me This is my second try at Shannon I know there is a McBainShannon rivalry in the police procedural genre McBain s 87th precinct novels go down easy in fact too easy I ll take Shannon s forceful portrayal of characters and atmosphere in genereal But McBain does hit at least one out of the ballpark and it s coming up in my countdown

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The Southern Pacific freight yards neatly strangled and minus a single clue That was when Mendoza was called i. This story is well stocked with policemen 12 cats at least 5 and suspects 6 But it is well crafted for the most part and fun Shannon really can depict how people talk in normal conversation in jerky fractured phrases There is a lot of Spanish in these dialogues not all of it translated and it adds color to the narrativeMendoza remains a distinctive figure He is independently wealthy thanks to an inheritance so he donates his salary to the police pension fund He drives an enormous black Ferrari and wears 200 suits He is invariably calm and constantly thinking He has married Alison Weir and unfortunately she has lost a lot of her individuality and borders on a stereotypical 1950 s housewife The cats are all terrificThe plot is pretty good and meticulously rendered As is usual in mysteries there are a number of suspects but unusual is that note of them seem to have a strong enough motive I did guess the culprit well before it was announced As other reviewers have noted Shannon provides what now amount to some social history a window on America in the early 1960 s The police force is diverse than one would expect though it lacks the Asian and African American individuals one sees later in say Michael Connelly s books And again as other have noted this was a time when gay life was hidden and seen as sinful and Mexican Americans were disparaged Hard as this is to read the upside is how far society has come in a half century even if there is still a long way to goThis is an enjoyable series and I will be sticking with it Whispers of Feathers policemen 12 cats at least 5 and suspects 6 But it is well crafted for the most Entrepreneurial Vernacular people talk in normal conversation in jerky fractured Advanced C Programming by Example phrases There is a lot of Spanish in these dialogues not all of it translated and it adds color to the narrativeMendoza remains a distinctive figure He is independently wealthy thanks to an inheritance so he donates his salary to the Poslije svega (After, police Die Herrenschneiderei pension fund He drives an enormous black Ferrari and wears 200 suits He is invariably calm and constantly thinking He has married Alison Weir and unfortunately she has lost a lot of her individuality and borders on a stereotypical 1950 s housewife The cats are all terrificThe Cities of God pretty good and meticulously rendered As is usual in mysteries there are a number of suspects but unusual is that note of them seem to have a strong enough motive I did guess the culprit well before it was announced As other reviewers have noted Shannon Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone police force is diverse than one would expect though it lacks the Asian and African American individuals one sees later in say Michael Connelly s books And again as other have noted this was a time when gay life was hidden and seen as sinful and Mexican Americans were disparaged Hard as this is to read the upside is how far society has come in a half century even if there is still a long way to goThis is an enjoyable series and I will be sticking with it

review È E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Dell Shannon

It all started with the baby shower that friends gave Sergeant Hackett There Alice Mendoza bride of Lieutenant. Mmh keeps popping up like hiccups throughout the book Not the easiest mystery to read doesn t flow well but there s a smoke silver Persian cat who steals the show