Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Privy to the Dead by Sheila Connolly

 Title: Privy To The Dead
 Author: Sheila Connelly
 Series: Book 6 A Museum Mystery
 Publisher: The Penguin Group
 Format: Paperback
 Rating: 3 out of 5
Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Reviewed by: Marlene


 Nell Pratt is president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, a new home owner and has a knack for getting herself mixed up in certain legal situations. Recently she has made good with bringing in a substantial amount of money to renovate the structure of the building The Society is located in. With this renovation will come new work and much needed storage spaces for their large amount of documents and historical artifacts. Most people working in The Society's building are worried about noise and dust and the misplacement of items.

 But that all comes to a halt when a man is found dead in the street in front of their building. As the police start to ask questions, Marty is quick to act to save the face of The Society and hopes their is no connection between the death and the institution she works for. She soon finds out this is not the case. The man that died worked for the construction crew and that he stolen something from a unbeknown hole in the ground in the basement. Something they never knew they had. Along with Marty Terwilliger, a long time member and staple of The Society, and some of her staff they dive into their archives to find the links between what was stolen, what it meant and means, and the connection to this man's death.

 I really liked the characters in the story. I liked Nell because even though she had the urges to go to her boyfriend with her side investigation to the murder she kept her self grounded and even though sometimes she slipped up she was determined to do it on her own. Loved Marty she's stubborn you can tell and very ethical. I feel the story really centered around these two women and it is nice to read about strong women instead of the damsel in distress.

  The story was well put together and very detailed. I loved how it wasn't about the amateur sleuth constantly going to or trying to interfere with the police investigation. It was a great twist to see how a group of ordinary citizens would go about researching and trying to figure out a crime.

 FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for review.This did not influence my thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are my own.

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34 comments:

  1. Sounds great! Thanks for the review and the giveaway!
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  2. This sounds like a series I would like. I need to move it up in my TBR list.
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  3. Privy to the Dead sounds like a fun book. Thank you for the review and giveaway.
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  4. Sounds wonderful, now on my TRL. Thank you for the chance

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  5. The series continues! Hurray! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  6. Looks like an interesting read. Thanks for the opportunity!
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  7. One of my favorite authors, thanks for the chance to win :)
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  8. I've been reading this series and would like this one.
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  9. This is a terrific series and Privy sounds like a great read. Thanks!
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  10. I like her series. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  11. I enjoy these 'museum' reads.
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  12. Amy F. I enjoyed your review of this book.. I was unaware of this series.. Thanks for the opportunity... salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  13. This is a fantastic series, I'm even more excited to read it after your review! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  14. I don't know if this a duplicate I didn't see my original message posted. I forgot to add my email address. I haven't read this series yet, it looks good. Thanks for the contest on this book.
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  15. Thank you for inviting me to be here today! In case you're wondering, I worked in a place that looks a whole lot like the Society--and it even has a mysterious hole in the basement.

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  16. Love this series, and all of Sheila's series for that matter. bobwiesmann@gmail.com

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  17. Hi Sheila, you know what a big fan I am of your books. I'd love to add this latest one to my home library, so I hope I get luckier here today then I am with the lottery tickets I buy. LOL

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  18. Have not read this series yet, but it looks great. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  19. This series is captivating. Thanks for this giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I've read other series from Ms. Connolly but not this one. Will be checking it out. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  21. Love the synopsis. Thanks for the opportunity to win. raquel36m@gmail.com

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  22. I really like this series

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  23. Is the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society a group of old people??? :>)
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  24. Amazing series! Pennymarks@frontier.com

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  25. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  26. Sounds great. Thanks for the chance to read a new to me author!
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  27. Love this series, eager to read this one.
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  28. I have been enjoying this series. Happy to see a new one

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  29. So far I haven't read any books in this series but would like to remedy that! A museum sounds like a fascinating place to have mysteries occur around, if they have to be anywhere that is. Thanks for the opportunity to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. Can't wait to read this one.
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  31. Sounds as if this is a nice sleuthing twist. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  32. I just started this series and love it. I also love your other series. Thank you for the chance.
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  33. Great review. I've read the previous books in this series, and am looking forward to reading Privy To The Dead. choirlady27(at)hotmail(dot)com

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