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Silent Night Violent Night: a Cory Goodwin Mystery

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4.5/5 (4 ratings)
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254 pages
3 hours
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Released:
Nov 25, 2011
ISBN:
9780983435525
Format:
Book

Description

Cory Goodwin and Lilah Darnell were comrades-in-arts at Mount Holyoke College. Now Cory--the daughter of NY private detective Archie Goodwin--is a freelance journalist; and Lilah's the trophy wife of publisher Bruce Easton. At the Eastons' posh Connecticut Christmas party, Cory spots a scoop: famous biologist and soon-to-be author Henry Howrigan. According to the buzz in Boston, Henry's involved in a brewing conflict--but with whom? Does Olive Chute hope to lure him away from Harvard to Chute Labs? Is rising star Jeff Abels trying to edge him out? Is Bruce sleeping with Henry's editor, Melinda Doerr? Is Jeff sleeping with Bruce's secretary? Is it just coincidence the same guests were here last summer when Bruce's son drowned in the pond? A blizzard strands the party overnight--including gate-crasher Tony Cyr, Melinda's ex-husband and Bruce's ex-partner. They both insist Tony's behind the nasty practical jokes that have everyone desperate to get out of here. When the pranks escalate to murder, Cory has to decide if Tony is the ally he claims to be, or the killer.

Publisher:
Released:
Nov 25, 2011
ISBN:
9780983435525
Format:
Book

About the author

CJ Verburg is an award-winning playwright and director and the author of best-selling books including 5 international anthologies (Bedford/St. Martin’s). She wrote her first prize-winning play at 16 and her second, a full-length rock musical, in 1968. As a Cape Codder for 15+ years, she helped found the Provincetown Playwrights’ Lab and headed theater companies in Provincetown, Bourne, and Cotuit. Meanwhile, as a freelance science editor and writer, she worked on projects from Powers of Ten (Scientific American Library) to Ghosts in the Mind’s Machine (Norton). Her multimedia memoir Edward Gorey Plays Cape Cod, and her Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod mystery series (starting with Croaked and Zapped), grew out of her long collaboration on theatrical and other adventures with her neighbor and friend, the artist and author Edward Gorey. Verburg’s plays include The Whistling Pig, Lady Day in Love, and Spin, or Twilight of the Bohemians (winner of the Ashland New Plays Festival). Her Cory Goodwin mystery series (starting with Silent Night Violent Night and Another Number for the Road) stars the international journalist daughter of Rex Stout’s NY private eye Archie Goodwin.



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  • (4/5)
    Cory Goodwin, daughter of a famous detective from New York, finds herself snowbound in a country house at Christmas with her good friend from college whom she has not seen for fifteen years. A lot can change in fifteen years. It is soon apparent that not all the guests have good intentions towards one another, and one is apparently bent on violence.I enjoyed the read. In fact, I found myself at work wishing that I could go home and read it, that is always a good sign! As a lover of Golden Age mysteries, I was less than satisfied with the resolution of the crime, but the writing was good. The author managed to convey a lot about the lead character by the way the character referenced things, spoke in her head and such, without describing it all for us. The words and the images they painted were clever and I want to know more about this woman. I would certainly read another book about Cory Goodwin.The use of a dream to point to the solution is not my favorite, and I thought there could have been more solid clues than hunches and feelings. The reason for the solution seemed pulled out of a hat at the end. However, I can't imagine being able to craft an airtight mystery, and since the character was fun to be with, it didn't bother me like it would if the story had been poorly written and hard to read.