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Author:
Jeanne M. Dams
ISBN13:
978-0802732859
ISBN:
0802732852
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Publisher:
Walker & Co (October 1, 1996)
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Mystery
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No content in feature. This story centers around the revitalization of the old Town Hall, a historic building

No content in feature. Start reading Trouble in the Town Hall (A Dorothy Martin Mystery Book 2) on your Kindle in under a minute. This story centers around the revitalization of the old Town Hall, a historic building. There are, of course, two sides to the story, actually neither wrong, since the town really needs to be revitalized itself and bring in some money. There are other story lines, including the death of the unidentified murdered man.

Trouble in the Town Hall" by Jeanne M. Dams. This is the 2nd in the Dorothy Martin mystery series. I've determined, in my own mind at least, that the character of Dorothy Martin closely resembles the author in that they are both anglophiles. Trying to find out who the This is the second in the Dorothy Martin mystery series. Dorothy is an American widow who lives in the UK and blessed with an insatiable curiosity about her fellow human beings. There is a certain amount of controversy about what to do in Sherebury with the now redundant Town Hall.

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American Anglophile Dorothy Martin tackles a tricky puzzle in the historic university town of Cambridge

Dorothy Martin's neighbor and closest friend, Jane Langland, has been having a fling with Bill Fanshawe-or, as much of a fling as two 80-year olds in a small town are allowed. Now there are rumors that Jane and Bill may move in together, and Dorothy needs to know exactly what's happening. American Anglophile Dorothy Martin tackles a tricky puzzle in the historic university town of Cambridge. Dorothy Martin isn't overly enthusiastic when her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, invites her to accompany him to a conference in Cambridge, picturing cramped student accommodation.

Dorothy Martin, an American widow living in England, is on her way to lunch with Alan Nesbitt – chief constable, and her own chief beau – when she notices movement in the abandoned town hall and can’t resist a snoop. But what she, and cleaning lady Ada Finch, find in there is cause for serious alarm: a dead body.

Authors: Jeanne M. Claim the "Trouble in the Town Hall. 7, 10. The Oracle: the Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled.

Jeanne M. Dams, American writer . Member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Midwest Chapter (past president). The fourth entry in Jeanne M. Dams's delightfully charming, award-winning mystery series starring Dorothy Martin. This time, Dorothy dons one of her most outlandish hats and sets out for the Doll House Museum at the imposing Brocklesby Hall to help a friend clear her son of theft charges.

Dorothy Martin, an American widow living in England, is on her way to. .Unfortunately, no telephones remain in the building, and someone must stay here with the-to-er-must stand guard. The worst blight of all was the poor old Town Hall, decaying from dry rot and the deathwatch beetle, and most of all from lack of money for repairs. I seized at the idea of escape.

Trouble in the Town Hall (Dorothy Martin Mysteries, No. 2) Dams, Jeanne M. Hard. Author: Dorothy Hall.

In historic Sherebury, it requires permission from the proper authorities to undertake even simple repairs, a procedure that leads some people to take short cuts that even include murder, much to the dismay of transplanted American and amateur sleuth Dorothy Martin.
  • I'm enjoying the series . At one point, I was tempted to put this book down; Mrs. Martin, the American England protagonist , can be a little abrasive. It's almost like Englishmen writing about an American in England . We're not really that insensitive and forward. But still look cute and has some quirky characters and cats . I was wondering when we would feel some heat between Mrs. Martin and her police chief . That finally showed near the end of the book and I was glad . I didn't not guess the ending and whodunit . So that was good . I'll read more about the American in England , because I, like she, have come to love England through the mystery books of Agatha Christie and Mary Stewart and all the others that I have read throughout my life .

  • I have always enjoyed reading this author's books. They are definitely a cozy mystery but not too cozy. The characters are interesting and the murder happens, but never with blood spatters on the wall. This story centers around the revitalization of the old Town Hall, a historic building. To go with maintaining the existing outside and add a modern sales area inside or to try and restore the building to the original and loved structure. There are, of course, two sides to the story, actually neither wrong, since the town really needs to be revitalized itself and bring in some money. There are other story lines, including the death of the unidentified murdered man. Dorothy, a widow, is still trying to fit into the English town. Originally from the US, she is afraid of driving on the "wrong side" and often gets lost. However, she is charming and wears her many decorative hats proudly.

  • Dorothy Martin is the perfect heroine for this sixty-something fan of cozies. In fact, after just recently discovering one of the books, I have been buying used books to complete the rest of the series. I compare her in my mind with Jessica Fletcher from "Murder She Wrote". Reading this on the kindle, I missed the lovely hats which adorn the covers of the print books, but I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Never having had the opportunity to visit England myself, I can't speak to the accuracy of her descriptions, but the idea of retiring there in a 400 year old house is intriguing. Dorothy also remains close to her faith, and I enjoy the descriptions of the services she attends regularly in the nearby cathedral. It is refreshing to read about her budding romance without the gratuitous sex that pervades much of today's writing. I would recommend this book to fans of the "Murder She Wrote" series as well as fans of Dorothy Cannell's Ellie Haskel series.

  • I really am enjoying this series, mainly because of Dorothy Martin (our ex-pat heroine) and her cast of interesting, sometimes quirky regulars. She and her husband, a retired college professor, dreamed of retiring to Sherebury, England (Dams' mythical cathedral town and the setting for the series so far), but when he died suddenly Dorothy decided to carry on and move on her own. Our heroine had some friends from her and her husband's many years of visits to England as a couple, but Dams poignantly portrays in the first book ("the Body in the Transept") and in this story Dorothy's struggles to be accepted as a "singleton", an American, and a middle-aged childless widow. It never descends to being maudlin, but it makes Dorothy very human and I found myself liking her very much and rooting for her to keep her stiff upper lip and carry on. I look forward to Dorothy's further adventures in Sherebury as she expands her circle of friends and acquaintances in the cathedral town; highly recommended to cozy, Anglophile mystery fans.

  • Jeanne Dams is one of my favorites! Her character, Dorothy, is close to being my age so the issues she faces are understandable! I like her description of and the atmosphere of the town she's created in England. I also like the fact that Dorothy found love again in her life and yet is independent. Her plots are logical and interesting. In this series as a bonus we do travel England too!

  • Delighted to receive this book by my favorite author. Everything about it was in good shape. I will now be reading it for my third or fourth time. Some people go to therapists. I read for comfort.

  • There's nothing like a good English murder mystery.

  • 2nd book in the Dorothy Martin series. Very good reading. Books should be read in order to get full enjoyment.