Ghost Walk Dido Hoare dealer in rare books single mother and daughter who alternately shelters her father Barnabas from unsettling events and leans on his sage and scholarly advice has unexpectedly been na

  • Title: Ghost Walk
  • Author: Marianne Macdonald
  • ISBN: 9780061014260
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dido Hoare, dealer in rare books, single mother, and daughter who alternately shelters her father, Barnabas, from unsettling events and leans on his sage and scholarly advice, has unexpectedly been named executor of the will of one of her bookstore s irregular customers Before he died, Tom Ashe gave Dido an exotic necklace along with cryptic clues and dire warnings,Dido Hoare, dealer in rare books, single mother, and daughter who alternately shelters her father, Barnabas, from unsettling events and leans on his sage and scholarly advice, has unexpectedly been named executor of the will of one of her bookstore s irregular customers Before he died, Tom Ashe gave Dido an exotic necklace along with cryptic clues and dire warnings, which she took to be the ravings of a street person Then his death turns out to be a murder, and the ever curious Dido has to find out why.Though Ashe s life seemed quiet enough, his death has Scotland Yard s Special Branches sniffing around Dido and her shop Her sometime flame, Inspector Grant, has been instructed not to talk to her about the case, and Dido has had some bruising run ins with a mystery man It s a dangerous guessing game that takes her from abandoned buildings to the Egyptian cultural attache limo, a puzzle that brings Dido ever closer to other people s greedy ghosts and to a past full of deceit and treachery that could spell fatal trouble for her and her father.

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    1. The book group I belong to has as one of its 2 challenges for this month to pick a book based only on its cover. I chose this book first because of the title and second the juxtaposition of the books and shadow, never checking to see what the book was about as per our challenge. Delighted to say it was quite an enjoyable read!

    2. Started and finished this book this morning; it almost made me late for work:) It is the second in the Dido Hoare series which I only recently discovered. I love the characters of Dido, her father Barnabas and now her new sidekick, Ernie. The characters are rich and well developed and I really enjoy the relationships among them and the others on the periphery of the story.The mystery surrounds a former spy/secret agent and bookstore customer who died under what Dido deems suspicious circumstance [...]

    3. I would give this 2.5 stars if I could. This second installment was not nearly as engaging as the first. Part of the reason is the introduction of several new characters, the most annoying of which is 6-month-old Ben. Add in his caretaker and a neighbor and the wonderful dynamic between Dido and Barnabas from the first book is completely broken. The pacing was slow and the mystery suffered for it. And when the murderer is finally revealed, I thought the motivation was weak at best. Wish I had sk [...]

    4. I enjoyed this second entry a little less than the first, but not too much. I suspect the absence of Barnabas, the protagonist's father, had a great deal to do with my feelings. This entry lacked some of the urgency and excitement of the first book, a pacing problem I suspect. The mystery while solid intrigued me only to a point, I suspect Dido's half-hearted interest in the murders robbed me of some need to know. I look forward to reading the next entry and hope for a prominent return of Barnab [...]

    5. A good mystery but not great. It's possible I needed to read the first one to get a better sense of the two main characters, but neither Dido nor Barnabas seemed fully realized people to me. Also Dido's decisions and actions often soured the story rather than seeming authentic, such as the convenience of her not really having to mother or her willingness to get her young computer guy in the middle of a dangerous situation that she herself was fleeing. And finallye ending. Rushed and pat. I shoul [...]

    6. I was really disappointed with this book. I liked that it was a series, which implied many others had liked it, and thought a amateur sleuth who worked in a book store sounded like fun, but I struggled to care about the characters or the mystery. Even when people were dying it just didn’t seem that suspenseful.Just not my type of mystery I guess.

    7. This book is #2 in the antiquarian book mystery series. It seemed a bit slower paced than the first, but I so enjoy the characters and watching the develop. MacDonald sets the atmosphere so right for booklovers that I continue to read until the end. I enjoyed meeting Ben and cannot wait to watch the relationship grow.

    8. I am a person who likes a good story. One of the things that I like about series books is that I can follow the characters and see how their story develops. That was the nice part of this book, but here wasn't enough character development, because the mystery part got in the way. I did enjoy the mystery and thought the hiding place was very clever!

    9. 2nd in the series of antiquarian bookshop in London---owner Dido Hoare. A homeless man enters her shop to read books in latin day he has collapsed outside her door; she takes him to the hospital.s happen, he dies, Dido has to find the killer. Enjoyable.

    10. Μια όμορφη συναρπαστική ιστορία. Της λείπει όμως το σασπένς και οι ανατροπές. Μου άρεσε το σαρκαστικό χιούμορ της πρωταγωνίστριας όμως δεν υπήρχε καμία έκπληξη. Θα χαρακτήριζα την αφήγηση μονοδιάστατη. Όμως δεν ήταν καθόλου βαρετό. Αξίζει να το ανακαλύψουν κι άλλοι.

    11. 2nd Dido Hoare. Enjoying the setting still, but this one didn’t have the tension of the previous book. Homeless guy leaves Dido an Egyptian necklace and names her executor of his estate just before he’s killed. Spies and codices. Less than completely convincing.

    12. An enjoyable cozy mystery set in Lebanon, with interesting and true to life characters. I liked this second one in the series better than the first book. The lead character was more likeable and not quite so ditzy:) Will now look for the next one in this series.

    13. I kinda enjoyed this book. It's not an outstanding read, but if you enjoy light British mystery stories, this is a pretty good one involving mysterious ancient Egyptian manuscripts.

    14. Good story.Rare bookshop owner with baby boy and her dad have to solve why an old homeless guy died.Goes back to WWII.Codex hidden all these years.

    15. A nice little mystery: good plot, good characterization, etc. I'll read the rest of the series.

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