Nancy A. Fox

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (13 of 14)
Location: West Covina, CA USA
In My Own Words:
I'm a native southern Californian, and happily married to a wonderful man that I met at a historic house museum. My interests are on the eclectic side, and I usually only review a product if it doesn't have too many reviews.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 450,823 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 14
Murder in the Museum of Man by Alfred Alcorn
Murder in the Museum of Man by Alfred Alcorn
4.0 out of 5 stars A different who done it, July 11 2002
Everyone knows at least one Norman Abbot de Ratour. The museum world and academia seem to attract his type, so having him as the protaganist of this mystery was perfect. Norman is a middle aged, single, never married, fussy, prissy, pretentious man. He hides behind the barrage of memos over the "correct procedure" for everything from where the annual Christmas party should be held to meeting procedures, etc.
Norman's ordered life is assaulted at every angle by the modern world, the slovenly museum business manager, and the attempts by Wainscott University to take over the governance of his beloved Museum of Man. Into this mix, the visiting Dean from Wainscott University… Read more
The Sedgemoor Strangler: Sounds Like Murder, Vol. &hellip by Otto Penzler
The local barmaid at the Jellied Eel finds herself in a romance with a dashing rich man, who just may be a serial killer. This is a deft and gripping mystery by Peter Lovesey, and very nicely read by Barbara Rosenblat. There are enough twists and clues in this story to keep you engrossed and guessing until the very end.
If you like mysteries, especially English mysteries, and are looking for something to occupy your time on a road trip; I recommend this book on tape. It's perfect for short trips, as it's only 2 hours long. It keeps you interested, and is nicely presented by Barbara Rosenblat.
The Case of the Scottish Tragedy: Sounds Like Murd&hellip by Otto Penzler
June Thomson is obviously a Sherlock Holmes fan. The story comes off as something written by a fan writing for other fans. However, that is not necessarily a good thing.
The mystery is rather slight. The appearance of Mycroft Holmes and his dire concerns about the case seem quite unwarranted. In fact when Holmes and Watson arrive on the scene, they are basically told who the culprit is and there is a very brief journey to uncover proof of this. The ending is rather anti-climactic.
However, Simon Jones does a superb reading of the story. He is able to give unique voices to his characters and quite brings the story and characters to life. Mr. Jones is now among one of the… Read more