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by Gillian Roberts

eBook Philly Stakes download ISBN: 0345362667
Author: Gillian Roberts
Publisher: Fawcett (August 13, 1990)
Language: English
ePub: 1610 kb
Fb2: 1472 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

Philly Stakes by Gillian Roberts. Praise for Philly Stakes and Amanda Pepper.

Philly Stakes by Gillian Roberts.

Gillian Roberts has improved somewhat in her second work Unlike the first book, Caught Dead in Philadelphia, Philly Stakes takes a dark turn with disturbing subject matter, namely sexual abuse of a teenage girl by her father.

Gillian Roberts has improved somewhat in her second work. However, how does a substitute teacher afford to live in a tony, high priced neighborhood? Also the Philly P. D. never hires anyone onto the force from another department, especially at an advanced rank. Unlike the first book, Caught Dead in Philadelphia, Philly Stakes takes a dark turn with disturbing subject matter, namely sexual abuse of a teenage girl by her father. I feel this may be disturbing to some readers, but there is no denying this is a well-written and gripping mystery novel.

Gillian Roberts is "the Dorothy Parker of mystery writers, laughing when-especially when-it hurts, and giving more wit per page than most writers give per book.

Book three in the Anthony Award-winning mystery series featuring Amanda Pepper, the resourceful English teacher at Philly Prep. Gillian Roberts is "the Dorothy Parker of mystery writers, laughing when-especially when-it hurts, and giving more wit per page than most writers give per book.

Gillian Roberts that?. As the series progressed, that vague now stretched over twenty years of real time, while spanning only two years in the lives of Amanda and C. K. Mackenzie.

The central pleasure is Pepper and her catalogue of urban woes, delivered with self-depracting savagery and humor in a scathing first person. The central pleasure is Pepper and her catalogue of urban woes, delivered with self-depracting savagery and humor in a scathing first person. THE PHILADELHPIA INQUIRER Book two in the Amanda Pepper mystery series. Amanda Pepper, an English teacher at school for Philadelphia's filthy rich, is determined to teach the kids a lesson about the true spirit of Christmas.

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Book two in the Amanda Pepper mystery series. Philly Stakes - G+ Roberts, Gillian. Philadelphia schoolteacher Amanda Pepper wants her students to develop some social consciousness, but when the wealthy benefactor of a party for the homeless is killed, she becomes a tive. Light but quite good.

Untreed Reads Publishing How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Book by Gillian Roberts - Amanda Pepper's friend Sasha has a photography assignment in Atlantic City, and she invites her broke schoolteacher friend to come along for a free mini-vacation. But the two quickly discover there's more to lose.

Book two in the Amanda Pepper mystery series. From Gillian Roberts, the Anthony Award- winning author of CAUGHT DEAD IN PHILADELPHIA.

Written by Gillian Roberts, narrated by Susan Denaker. An Amanda Pepper Mystery. Narrated by: Susan Denaker. Series: Amanda Pepper, Book 2. Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins. Categories: Crime & Thrillers, Suspense.

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"The central pleasure is Pepper and her catalogue of urban woes, delivered with self-depracting savagery and humor in a scathing first person."THE PHILADELHPIA INQUIRER Book two in the Amanda Pepper mystery series. Amanda Pepper, an English teacher at school for Philadelphia's filthy rich, is determined to teach the kids a lesson about the true spirit of Christmas. She intends to have them cook and serve a meal to the homeless, but unfortunately a powerful parent takes over, and the simple meal turns into a catered affair--topped off by murder. Of course, Amanda wants to solve the crime with her sometime boyfriend and cop C.K. Mackenzie. She's equally determeind to teach the the elusive killer a lesson or two, as well.From Gillian Roberts, the Anthony Award- winning author of CAUGHT DEAD IN PHILADELPHIA, I'D RATHER BE IN PHILADELPHIA, WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE. . . , and HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION.
Comments: (7)
Kecq
Gillian Roberts has improved somewhat in her second work. However, how does a substitute teacher afford to live in a tony, high priced neighborhood? Also the Philly P. D. never hires anyone onto the force from another department, especially at an advanced rank.
Brazil
Even if the mystery itself were not so well-crafted, Roberts' prose would have kept me hooked throughout this book. Add to that her obvious understanding of, and compassion for, the teenage condition, and the book is a clear winner. I'd have given it five stars, but for the fact that I guessed who the villain was half-way through the book (though not the true identity or family connection), and I hate it when that happens.
Ttyr
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book as much as the first. It took a few chapters for me to get into it, but I shouldn't have worried. I ended up liking it almost as much as the first book.
MrCat
Nothing like a good book with a mystery that amuses at the same time. Well written with skill. Like the author
Vuzahn
Amanda Pepper is a great character, you want to keep reading to see what she gets into and out of.
Whitescar
Amanda Pepper is the ultimate in everyday crime solvers. She's really a school teacher, but seemed to find herself in some awkward situations where she just has to play sleuth. I really like her because she's believable. She doesn't pull clues and theories out of mid air and she doesn't go out of her way to find mysteries. She could almost be described as average and boring by those who don't know her. She also goes out of her way to help just about anyone. It's like she has a heart of gold even if that heart plunks her right into the middle of some serious trouble.

I'm still no closer to finding out what Mackenzie's first name is. And there's very little mention of that little mystery in this second novel. But I'm still intrigued. I'm thinking Gillian plans to stretch that one out throughout the entire mystery series. And I'm oddly okay with that. Gives me something to ponder when I'm not reading her Philly series.

I loved that Gillian did not decide to modernize the series as it was written a couple of decades ago. The whole debacle about the answering machine made me laugh. It reminded me of growing up and when my family got their first answering machine, tape included. I'm not sure the whole mystery would have worked if it had been modernized to today's standards.
Altad
Philly Stakes in the second in the Amanda Pepper teacher mystery series, set in Philadelphia where Pepper teaches English at a private prep school for bored rich kids. Unlike the first book, Caught Dead in Philadelphia, Philly Stakes takes a dark turn with disturbing subject matter, namely sexual abuse of a teenage girl by her father. I feel this may be disturbing to some readers, but there is no denying this is a well-written and gripping mystery novel.

The story is about Pepper planning to teach her apathetic students about the true meaning of Christmas with a trip to the local soup kitchen. One wealthy parent plucks the affair out of her hands and hosts the homeless people at his home, so the precious kiddies won't be in any "danger." But when Clausen is murdered after the party, and his wife, daughter, and daughter's boyfriend ALL claim responsibility, Pepper is thrust in the middle of a truly muddled holiday mystery. Shadows of generations past, not unlike the ghosts in a Christmas Carol, add layer to the puzzle for the reader to solve. Amanda's boyfriend/detective CK Mackenzie is back on the case, too. Their relationship is progressing.
Amanda Pepper, the detective in this series, teaches English at Philly Prep to a bunch of underachievers from Philadelphia's wealthier families. One of the students in her class (Laura) seems very talented, although she says nothing in class, but one essay ends in a rather disturbing paragraph that alarms Amanda. Not long afterwards, someone in this student's family dies in a fire -- and since the student had been involved in a mysterious fire two years ago, the police are looking at young Laura. The "police" include Amanda's boyfriend, a homicide detective.

Although the plotting in this book was pretty good, I'm usually not very surprised at the endings in this series, and this book was no exception. But I read the books (and love them) as novels, with an engaging protagonist and some humor and romance. Amanda's boyfriend CK is a Louisiana hunk, and you're cheering that they will get past the first steps in their relationship (described in this second book in the series -- they meet in the first when CK is investigating a murder and Amanda Pepper is a suspect.)