Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mini review: Well-Offed in Vermont by Amy Patricia Meade

Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by Midnight Ink (first published November 1st 2011)

ISBN: 0738725900 (ISBN13: 9780738725901)
edition language: English

 A fun read with two new house buyers, Stella and Nick Buckley, who just want to move into their new home. Unfortunately, a dead body was found in their well and the police tell them they can't move in until the case is solved. Sheesh! Now what?

It's leaf-peeping season and tourists are over running the bucolic little Vermont town. Nary a motel room is to be found, so when the offer of a hunting camp is made, they grab it. At least they'll have shelter; that's about it though, as there is no running water, no bathroom and no electricity. How does one inflate the blow-up bed without electricity?

 Hah! That was a good scene. I could just picture Stella and Nick holding onto the newly inflated bed that's perched on top of their Smart car.

Oh, yeah, they drive a Smart car - in Vermont! Where big pickup trucks and four wheel drive is the order of the day. Silly flatlanders!

Since they can't move into their new home, they try their best to find out who the real killer is and  putting themselves into some dangerous spots along the way. For these former Manhattanites, getting accustomed to terse New Englanders and life in a small town where everyone knows your business, can be challenging.

Humorous dialogue and some great characterizations made this a charming read. 

Did I like it?


Disclosure: I bought it (kindle deal of the day $1.99 02/04/12)



  1. Sounds like a good one. I wouldn't want to move into the house until the case was solved!

  2. I love Smart Cars! They just crack me up whenever I see them.

  3. Someone in my neighborhood has a smart car - I giggle every time I see it :)
    I'm glad you liked it because I bought it too!!

  4. This sounds like a really fun little book, and I always have to marvel when I see one of those smart cars tooling all over the roads. How do they get groceries?

  5. Smart cars crack me up since I have a large dog. We'd be pretty crowded in one! This looks like a cute read. I don't think I would want to live in the house even after the murder was solved.

  6. Sounds like a cute enough mystery.

  7. So glad that you loved it...sounds like a fun read to me!!! My friend has a Smart Car...they're funny looking when parked next to a big truck!

  8. Dead body in the well? That might be a problem!


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