In The Prime of Death

Rated 4.60/5 based on 7 reviews
When divers bring up a well-dressed corpse from the Brook Hollow Community Pond, fear grips the residents of the upscale exurban enclave—mostly Boomers at mid-life. It takes the creative mind of Matt Hapgood (one of the community’s few elders), plus the derring-do of a younger neighbor and friend, to discern a meticulously planned kidnap/murder plot, but in time? More

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Words: 95,870
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458174543
About Roscoe Born

After studying journalism at the University of Kansas, where he was managing editor of the student daily, Born wrote and edited for Kansas newspapers until he joined Dow Jones & Co. as a member of the Washington Bureau of the Wall Street Journal. When Dow Jones launched a pioneering newsweekly, the National Observer, Born became a founding editor. An artistic success but a commercial failure, the Observer folded, and Born became Washington editor of another Dow Jones publication, Barron's. He later served as a writing consultant to the Detroit News. His memos to the News staff were the basis of his book, THE SUSPENDED SENTENCE: A GUIDE FOR WRITERS (Scribner's, Iowa State University Press), which was favorably reviewed. The Christian Science Monitor said "it has already earned its place next to Fowler on the short shelf of classics for writers." He lives in Sykesville, Maryland.

Reviews

Review by: Marion Garmel on March 02, 2013 :
Intricately plotted mystery that keeps you turning the page to find out what will happen next. Twists and turns you don't expect, with well-drawn characters who become real people very quickly. Very clever, this author. Highly recommended. -- Marion Simon Garmel
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ann Garczynski on Oct. 08, 2011 : (no rating)
I am enjoying this book very much. I have no guess as to where it is going at this point which is good. I highly recommend the book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: ridlex on July 21, 2011 :
This is an absorbing narrative, adroitly plotted (no loose ends for Mr. Born), with expertly developed characters and a palpable sense of the exurban community in which it is set. Strongly recommended.

Clifford A. Ridley
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mark Arnold on July 05, 2011 :
This is Mark Arnold again (my review is posted already): I guess I forgot to add a rating. Doing so now below - actually would like to do 4.5 rather than 4, but not sure how to do that.

Please add rating to my review. Thx, Mark A.
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Review by: Mark Arnold on July 05, 2011 : (no rating)
from Mark Arnold, Cape Ann, Massachusetts:

Fascinating story, well written, with lots of twists and turns. Kept me guessing till the end. Like any good whodunit, when the culprit is finally revealed, you realize the clues were there the whole time. A great read.
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Review by: James Dickenson on June 28, 2011 :
The author begins with a bazaar murder in an upscale country suburban community and steadily adds strange characters and events--strange for this community but familiar to readers of current news--that keep the reader involved and guessing. Very imanginative, very well done, very interesting and an absorbing read. Excellent!

JIm Dickenson
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Review by: Chad Lamprey on June 13, 2011 :
The story is gripping and you will not want to put it down. Definitely purchase this e-book by Mr. Born. You will not be dissappointed!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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