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  • Author:
    Charlene Weir
  • ISBN:
    0312291930
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312291938
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  • Publisher:
    Minotaur Books (February 15, 1998)
  • Pages:
    336 pages
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    Mystery
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The last place that Chief of Police Susan Wren expects to find herself is in the middle of a real-life soap opera.

The last place that Chief of Police Susan Wren expects to find herself is in the middle of a real-life soap opera. But when a Hollywood film crew comes to the small town of Hampstead, Kansas, there seems to be more drama off the stage than on it. On a film shoot one day, a fatal accident befalls stunt-double Kay Bender. A dead-ringer for the stunning screen star Laura Edwards, Kay may have been the unfortunate victim of a murderous plot to get rid of the much-disliked actress. As Susan investigates, she finds that almost everyone has a motive for wanting to sabotage the film or to kill Laura.

Murder Take Two. (Book in the Susan Wren Series). Susan Wren, a former San Francisco police officer, becomes police chief of Hampstead, KS, when her new husband, the former chief, is murdered. Initially Susan wants the post because she is driven to catch his killer.

Murder Take Two by Charlene Weir, February 15, 1998, St. Martin's . Together, let's build an Open Library for the World.

Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. Are you sure you want to remove Murder Take Two (Police Chief Susan Wren Mysteries) from your list? Murder Take Two (Police Chief Susan Wren Mysteries). Published February 15, 1998 by St. Martin's Minotaur. A Susan Wren Mystery. Charlene Weir lives in El Cerrito, California. Her first novel, The Winter's Widow, won the SMP/ Malice Domestic Contest for Best First Traditional Mystery in 1991. Police Chief Susan Wren Series (Volume 4). Charlene Weir.

Murder Take Two book.

Charlene Weir weaves an intricate tale and Susan Wren encounters every obstacle she meets with courage and .

Charlene Weir weaves an intricate tale and Susan Wren encounters every obstacle she meets with courage and resourcefulness. A heat wave has struck Hampstead, Kansas, and Susan Wren, police chief of the sweltering town, has a vile flu. She struggles to keep up with work piling on her desk, while also dealing with a troubled teenage girl, a delusional World War II veteran, and a rookie cop who needs to be fired before her enthusiasm and inexperience get someone killed. If this weren't enough to contend with, trouble from the outside world enters the small town. Cary Black is new in Hampstead, hiding out from her abusive policeman husband, Mitch.

This series just keeps getting better. Chief of Police Susan Wren is still in Kansas and wondering if she should go back to San Francisco. Then Hollywood comes to town and people start dying, on set or from the cast of the film. One of Susan's younger cops, Yancey, is assigned to the film crew for the duration and soon is embroiled in the mystery. There are all kinds of interesting twists and turns in this one, both with the mystery and will all the personal relationships that get tangled up while "Hollywood" is visiting.

A heat wave has struck Hampstead, Kansas, and Susan Wren, police chief of the sweltering town, has a vile flu.

For Chief of Police Susan Wren, investigating a homicide comes with the territory, but when a young friend gets caught in the crossfire, the former big-city cop's routine work becomes a personal mission. When Dr. Dorothy, the dictatorial eldest sister of the five Barringtons (four of whom are doctors practicing together), is shot in her office, the greater part of the tragedy is the critical wounding of the most vulnerable innocent r-old Jen Bryan.

Charlene Martha Weir is an American writer. Ten days after city slicker Susan marries Hampstead, Kansas, police chief Daniel Wren, Daniel is killed by a sniper's bullet, and Susan finds herself the new police chief. 61284/?tag prabook0b-20. Consider the Crows ) After moving to Hampstead, Kansas, to become Chief of Police, former San Francisco cop Susan Wren becomes caught up in uncertain weather, webs of deceit, and small-town intrigue when a prominent local citizen turns up dead. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

The last place that Chief of Police Susan Wren expects to find herself is in the middle of a real-life soap opera. But when a Hollywood film crew comes to the small town of Hampstead, Kansas, there seems to be more drama off the stage than on it. On a film shoot one day, a fatal accident befalls stunt-double Kay Bender. A dead-ringer for the stunning screen star Laura Edwards, Kay may have been the unfortunate victim of a murderous plot to get rid of the much-disliked actress. As Susan investigates, she finds that almost everyone has a motive for wanting to sabotage the film or to kill Laura. The film is running far over budget, and the temperamental director appears to be a likely suspect. Susan also uncovers a steamy affair between Laura's boyfriend, narcissistic actor Nick Logan, and Laura's rival for the part, actress Sheri Lloyd, who makes no effort to conceal her dislike for the beautiful and talented star. To top it all off, Susan discovers that Parkhurst, her deputy, was once married to the now-famous actress. Susan must battle both her jealousy of Parkhurst and Laura's past relationship and her attraction to this darkly mysterious officer whose feelings she is unable to guess.


Mr.Savik
I am a fan of this series and found this book one of the more engaging. I did not want to stop reading and ended up reading it in one day, even though I had other things I was supposed to be doing.

The plot involves a film being made in Hampstead, Kansas. Most of the story revolves around the members of the film crew and a local policeman who is providing on-site police presence. You need to suspend a fair amount of disbelief, but after all, this isn't a documentary about film-making (I suspect that a lot of this movie would have been filmed on a sound stage in Hollywood, not in a ruined mansion in the middle of Kansas). A stunt woman is killed fairly early on, but you don't know if she was the intended victim or the intended victim was the star she was doing the stunt for.

Although Police Chief Susan Wren is the main detective character in the other books in this series, the focus in this book is away from her. Another police character, a handsome young man, provides the central police character, although Susan and other members of the Hampstead police department are given supporting roles.

If I had any criticism, it's that I was fairly sure of the killer by about half-way through the book, but not really because of the clues -- more a process of eliminating other people. Besides, after you read a few hundred mysteries, as I have, you get to know how mystery authors think.

I recommend this series for those who like cozies -- the author does a great job of creating a small town in Kansas, believably. One of her trademarks (besides excellent descriptions that use a few carefully chosen words to paint a vivid picture) is her use of weather -- severe cold, thunderstorms, tornados, etc. In this book, the weather is severe heat -- and you can almost feel it as the characters suffer through this Kansas heat wave. I only have one more to read in the series, so I hope the author writes more soon.
Bil
Pretty good, but I think the coincidence of the film's shooting location was a bit unlikely.
Hellblade
I've enjoyed this series and have read them all in order up to this point. There are some interesting dynamics between the characters.
Winn
great addition to collection
Yndanol
Murder Take Two, by Charlene Weir, is the fourth in a series of high-voltage mysteries. Weir is a master of tight, clean prose; characters the reader can care about; and intricate, twisty plots. Susan Wren, a former San Francisco police officer, becomes police chief of Hampstead, KS, when her new husband, the former chief, is murdered. Initially Susan wants the post because she is driven to catch his killer. Now, three years later, she wonders what is keeping her in this small town where she is still the outsider. Realizing that one part of the answer is something she would prefer not to admit even to herself--her attraction to second in command Ben Parkhurst--she tries unsuccessfully to stamp out her interest in him. In Murder Take Two, a Hollywood film crew is on location in Hampstead. When a stunt double is killed, Susan learns that the movie's leading lady, the lovely Laura, was once married to Parkhurst. Susan orders him off the case, but with Laura begging him to protect her, he can't stay away. As Susan struggles with her jealousy and Parkhurst's insubordination, an appealing young officer, Yancie, follows a string of bizarre episodes to the book's explosive ending. This series has everything going for it: fascinating characters, a sense of place so real you find yourself slapping mosquitoes, and ingenuous, complex plots. Don't miss it.
Ylonean
A very enjoyable read