The Bodies Out Back

Rated 4.83/5 based on 6 reviews
A posh home in Philadelphia's Society Hill. A balcony for sunbathing. What's wrong with this picture? Nothing, unless you look over the railing. Your neighbor is looking up, only she doesn't see you. She's dead. If the cozy whodunit with family intrigue, blackmail, a couple of bodies, is your cup of tea, you'll want to join Pat Montgomary and Phillis Toner solve the mystery of THE BODIES OUT BACK.
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About Joseph E. Wright

Joseph E. Wright was born and educated in New England. He grew up addicted to the British cozies of Christie and Sayres and the American counterparts of Queen and Stout. He was a fan of the films noir of Hammett and Chandler.

His first published novel, MEMORANDUM OF A MURDER (Manor Books) confirmed his determination to become a writer. A short story of his appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
While trying to write, Joe earned his living as editor for a couple of monthly magazines. In one period of his life, he lived in a gloomy, rambling, nineteenth century rectory in downtown Philadelphia. The dark paneled walls, the wide staircase, the sounds in the night, the people who warndered in and out, inspired his TALES FROM THE WRECKTORY.

Joe has published a trilogy of cozies recounting the amateur sleuthing of Pat Montgomary and Phillis Toner. The first book, THE BODIES OUT BACK, starts this pair off on their new career as detectives when they discover the body of Pat’s next-door neighbor. In their second, they rush off to the seashore when they get a call for help from one of Pat’s early school teachers, hoping to prevent a crime in MURDER IN MARIS COVE. When an elderly cleric tell them of the strange happenings in the middle of the night in an old rectory in downtown Philadelphia, they are faced with catching someone who commits murder in a church in AISLE OF THE DEAD.

His most recent novel, GERALDINE HOUGH'S VERY FIRST MURDER, introduces a middle-aged female sleuth who readily admits she is a hopeless snoop and has finally gotten her p.i. license. Gerry is not above stretching the truth when the end she has in mind requires it.

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Reviews of The Bodies Out Back by Joseph E. Wright

shario1 reviewed on Feb. 7, 2015

Enjoyed the plot and the characters. A surprise ending.
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F zahia reviewed on Sep. 2, 2013

five stars for sure....interesting plot line...!
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ACWinOH reviewed on Aug. 12, 2013

Good clean story, told without overt violence or foul language. The main characters are quite likeable and I didn't guess either storyline! Cannot ask for better in a book. Thanks for freebie, will be buying Phil n Pat's next cozy mystery.
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Luke Short reviewed on Feb. 1, 2013

I enjoyed this book. It is a well written mystery with just a touch of criticism of society. It is a better book than many I have purchased.
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George J Cole reviewed on Dec. 23, 2012

This excellent unputdownable whodunnit is free!
Perhaps to encourage, nay guarantee, the reading of more by the same author.
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ReadersEbooks reviewed on Nov. 16, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. It is light reading, with a little moral overtone and some criticism of the society in which it is set, but all in comfortable proportions. It is a book that makes me want to read more by this author.
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