Iris hopes to use the event to gather information about the death of a fellow classmate. One who died on graduation eve. Be I hated coming to the last page of this book. Before long two more classmates are dead and Iris is the prime suspect. Iris is able to use her architetural skills, knowledge of the culture of the School of Architecture and native intelligence to solve the current and past murders and clear her name.
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Cory deftly weaves the past and present lives of one class of graduates from Harvard Architecture School together to bring this book to life. I have to admit, I pride myself on knowing "who dun it" before the middle of a book. I didn't get this one right until the end, but when I looked back, the groundwork was seamlessly laid. Great read.
Dec 06, Deedra rated it it was amazing. It was fresh and kept me interested all through!
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On the night of the party her best friend dies at her feet. She has been trying to find out who might have killed him ever since. Present day and it's reunion time. She's building a house for one of her former classmates and he is holding the festivities. Iris and her friend hope to figure out 'who dunnit'. The twists and turns and even more deaths lead us on a merry chase. Lisa Flanagin does a wonderful job mnarrating! Mar 29, Jessica Garner rated it it was amazing.
Great murder mystery Great murder mystery Susan Cory did she great job on the plot! I felt like I was in the middle of Clue, but with architects! I know nothing about architecture and still enjoyed reading about her precise descriptions of places and buildings. Definitely would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun "who done it"! Nov 22, Linda M Ratzman rated it it was amazing. Easy read but I couldn't put it down. This book grabbed my interest right away. I couldn't wait to find out who the murder really was. I really enjoyed it. Mar 22, CNickerson rated it it was amazing.
Well built mystery with architect as amateur detective. I found much to like with good writing, characters, setting and plot. Having an architect as protagonist worked well as I am a sucker for new information about most subjects. Mar 30, Gail Allen rated it it was amazing. Couldn't put it down! Not only was I intrigued by the solving of the complex murders, but I garnered info on the design industry.
Conundrum: Iris Reid Mysteries, Book 1 (Unabridged)
Miz Cory's characters are likable and believable; the glitches minimal. If you're in to a "light" mystery, which doesn't require deep concentration, this book could be for you. Jan 31, Una Tiers rated it liked it. Initially I liked this book, but then the dialogue started to get longer and longer. Questions were fired off without giving the other person a chance to think, much less no opportunity to reply. It wasn't a bad book, but it needs work. I am not impressed. Yes, Cambridge came off very well, and the idea of working at home in your lovely inherited house as a successful architect and dating a fantastically handsome chef and trust me - chefs are rarely available on the fly nor are they sweet as a rule I will give the next book a shot because I fly a lot and this is a quick plane book, but the next one has to be crisper.
Jan 03, Lisa rated it it was amazing. Great mystery I loved how the author kept you guessing until almost the very end. Then as you started to piece things together, the story ended. I can't wait to read the next book. Jan 16, Pauline rated it liked it. The dialogue is bad. People don't bombard one another with a series of questions and demands and observations The plot was twisted and almost overdone. Some characters were stereotyped the bartender , while others suspects were nearly indistinguishable from one another.
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Jul 11, Audiothing rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed. The up coming Harvard twenty year reunion is to be held at a house designed by Iris for her old classmate Norman, the house is fitted out with Normans' latest ecological features. Iris must oversee the finish before the house will be completed ready for the reunion. Both Norman and Iris attended Harvard with a young man, Corey, who supposedly committed suicide by jumping of a balcony. Iris was never convinced of the suicide verdict, she believed he was murdered and, as the reunion draws closer, her suspicions and uneasy feelings are revived.
When another murder occurs Iris is convinced it is related to Corey's death, she involves herself in the hunt for the truth.
As the story unfolds, the true personalites of her old college friends are revealed, the good and the bad, Iris discovers some shocking truths. Conundrum is an entertaining story with some interestingly drawn characters, but I did lose the thread once or twice as it is complicated by a large cast of players. It's also quite short, so the author had to pack an awful lot of information into a small space, sometimes at the expense of clarity.
The architectural and ecological details add a little extra push to the interest level, and there just might be the start of a romance for our heroine! I liked Iris because the author hasn't bestowed upon her the usual annoying charactistics of the female sleuth, you know the sort of thing: "I am stupid, therefore I will place myself in a ridiculous and dangerous situation". If you don't know what I mean, well, you haven't read enough Cozy Mysteries!
Narrator Lisa Flanagan is a new name to me, this is the only work by her that I can find, but having listened to her, I can't understand why she isn't all over The audiobook world. Lisa has a really rich, beautiful golden voice, so easy on the ear, such a pleasure to listen to.
She gives us a performance of perfect timing, credible characters and gender changes, she portrays the emotions perfectly without being all actressy about it. Her real skill, well, gift really, is her voice and her delivery techniques. She is a storyteller, up there with the best of them and I'm certain she is destined to become an audiobook star.
This audiobook was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com Reviewed by Julia for Readers' Favorite. Susan Cory has created a very readable tale with engaging lead characters and an array of unpleasant suspects to choose from, with the bonus of some smart, funny lines and a warm, flirty subplot between Iris and Luc. The story itself is gently plotted and the clues sparingly laid out; the well characterised leads do an awful lot of talking about the not-so-three-dimensional suspects and a few times it was difficult to remember who exactly was who, without reading back.
I've read about four or five mysteries in my life and I've had a life long enough to have read hundreds, so that's not many, thus, I'm not much of a critic. I read this because the author is a friend of a friend and I'm familiar with the setting, Cambridge, MA, where I lived for several years and met my husband who graduated from GSD, the school featured in the book.
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