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MURDER AT THE PALACE by Margaret Dumas
« on: November 22, 2020, 02:54:37 am »
I'm so happy I discovered this series. It is so much fun if you happen to be an old movie buff, which I am - although not to the degree of the characters that inhabit this series. I flew through this book and am eagerly awaiting the arrival of Book 2. I think there are only 3 in the series so far. I hope Margaret Dumas is a fast writer!

I have a stack of books vying for my attention, not sure what I'll dig into next. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 05:41:17 am »
I've read all three books in the series. Sadly, I'm not sure there will be any more books. The author's Facebook page hasn't been updated in a long time, there's been no activity on her website and I'm pretty sure I remember a book friend who is far more knowledgeable than me told me that she was one of the authors that got dropped by the publisher putting out this series.

It's too bad because this is just a brilliantly fun series.

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 03:59:18 pm »
I've read all three books in the series. Sadly, I'm not sure there will be any more books. The author's Facebook page hasn't been updated in a long time, there's been no activity on her website and I'm pretty sure I remember a book friend who is far more knowledgeable than me told me that she was one of the authors that got dropped by the publisher putting out this series.

It's too bad because this is just a brilliantly fun series.

Oh no! That makes me really sad. "Brilliantly fun" is a perfect description of this series. And, boy, did I ever need a fun series right now!

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 05:53:50 pm »
I'm halfway through book 2 in the series, MURDER IN THE BALCONY. I really like this series. Only one more to go - I hope Margaret
Dumas finds a new publisher. I'd hate to see this series end!

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2020, 05:24:28 am »
I'm glad you are enjoying the series!

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2020, 07:40:33 pm »
I'm glad you are enjoying the series!

I love Trixie - I wish she played a bigger part in these stories!

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2020, 11:49:05 am »
I'm glad you are enjoying the series!

I love Trixie - I wish she played a bigger part in these stories!

Yes, but the nature of the character kind of precludes more participation than she's got already.

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2020, 03:38:26 pm »
I'm glad you are enjoying the series!

I love Trixie - I wish she played a bigger part in these stories!

Yes, but the nature of the character kind of precludes more participation than she's got already.

I guess I keep hoping more characters will be able to connect with her.

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2020, 03:41:47 pm »
I finished MURDER IN THE BALCONY last night and started in on book 3, MURDER ON THE SILVER SCREEN. One of my favorite parts of MURDER IN THE BALCONY is a conversation between Nora and Callie about Eleanor Powell and her movies. I got a real kick out of it. I'm not going to say more - no spoilers here! It's just kind of fun.

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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2020, 12:30:05 am »
Is there a TV show or movie based on this series? It might be something I'd like.

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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2020, 06:41:13 am »
Is there a TV show or movie based on this series? It might be something I'd like.

I don't believe so. But it might be an interesting property to think about adapting to TV. (Assuming they don't mess it up that is.)
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2020, 03:05:37 am »
I know what you mean.  I am often disappointed when books I like are made into movies or TV shows.