Morgue Mama: The Cross Kisses Back

Morgue Mama The Cross Kisses Back In Corwin s witty and engaging caper the start of a new series newspaper archivist Dolly Madison Sprowls called Morgue Mama behind her back and a determined cub reporter Aubrey McGinty team up t

  • Title: Morgue Mama: The Cross Kisses Back
  • Author: C.R. Corwin
  • ISBN: 9781590582053
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Corwin s witty and engaging caper, the start of a new series, newspaper archivist Dolly Madison Sprowls, called Morgue Mama behind her back, and a determined cub reporter, Aubrey McGinty, team up to investigate the poisoning of TV evangelist Buddy Wing at the Heaven Bound Cathedral in the Hallelujah city of Hannawa, Ohio The irrepressible, 67 year old Maddy as she pr In Corwin s witty and engaging caper, the start of a new series, newspaper archivist Dolly Madison Sprowls, called Morgue Mama behind her back, and a determined cub reporter, Aubrey McGinty, team up to investigate the poisoning of TV evangelist Buddy Wing at the Heaven Bound Cathedral in the Hallelujah city of Hannawa, Ohio The irrepressible, 67 year old Maddy as she prefers to be called , a lonely divorcie clinging to her post as manager of the Hannawa Herald Union s morgue, helps Aubrey search the newspaper s records, which yield a multitude of suspects, some amusing and some tragic, but each adding an intriguing dimension to the ever complex case Smalltown politics and office love affairs entangle almost every one except Maddy, whose existence before now has revolved around filing news articles in steel cabinets for brash reporters to paw through Her matchup with Aubrey brings her and the reader genuine excite ment right through the stunning conclusion to this lively adventure Publishers Weekly

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    1. For a while, I've had the idea that you could do a great mystery or detective novel about a newspaper reporter in northeast Ohio. Well, it turns out someone already beat me to it--sort of.This is the first in a three-book series about Dolly Madison Sprowls, a.k.a. "Morgue Mama," the 67-year-old librarian of a mid-sized Ohio paper that's more or less modeled on the Akron Beacon-Journal. Sprowls lords over the newspaper's archive (the "morgue," hence her reviled nickname), and teams up with an amb [...]

    2. Morgue Mama: The Cross Kisses Back by C.R. Corwin is the first book of the Morgue Mama mystery series set in contemporary Ohio. The "morgue" in this story doesn't have body-bags; it is a newspaper's archive. "Morgue Mama" is a behind-her-back nickname for Maddy Sprowls, the seasoned veteran who rules over the newspaper's morgue. Maddy cherishes records and research so much, she brings home the original newspaper issues after they've been copied to digital media.Cub reporter Aubrey arrives and ta [...]

    3. *Morgue Mama by C.R. Corwin is a light, mystery novel; quick, easy read, sometimes fun, such as when:"Dale started twirling his felt-tip pen through his fingers like a majorette's baton.""I watched his felt-tip fly across the aisle and land under a table of old women who'd already gotten their food. He looked at the tangle of support-hosed legs and winced." Towards the end of the novel, when the killer is identified, the characters rehashed just about everything readers learned earlier in the bo [...]

    4. MORGUE MAMA: THE CROSS KISSES BACK – GCorwin, C.R. – 1st bookDolly Madison Sprowls, 67-year-old keeper of the newspaper morgue, and a determined cub reporter, Aubrey McGinty, team up to investigate the poisoning of TV evangelist Buddy Wing at the Heaven Bound Cathedral in "the Hallelujah city" of Hannawa, Ohio. However, Aubrey, rather than finding the culprit, seems bent only on clearing the name of convict Sissy James, the badly abused ex-girlfriend of a rival preacher. Not a bad first book [...]

    5. PublisherBlackstone Audio, Inc.OverDrive MP3 AudiobookFile size:245787 KBNumber of parts:8Duration:8 hours, 44 minutesISBN:9781624609015Release date:Jun 27, 2012 interesting mystery -- i had picked out the murderer early on, got caught up in the huge number of possible suspects and forgot about my choice, decided the set of suspects was too complicated and things had to be simpler (as agatha christie keeps telling us -- when it is complicated it is because someone has made it complicated) and st [...]

    6. When TV evangelist buddy wing is poisoned newspaper archivist Dolly Madison (morgue mama) and reporter Aubrey McGinty team up to uncover the truth. Their in investigation will lead them to a multitude of suspects, and the true killer. This book was great! The ending completely surprised me. I love Dolly's personality, she is awesome. I like how the author portrayed the killer as a real person, with feelings and understandable motives. I was able to empathize with the killer, even though I did no [...]

    7. this was fun, a good twisty mystery. The "morgue mama" in question is 68-year-old head librarian of the archives/back files, i.e. the "morgue" of a small town newspaper. As we librarians know, research is necessary and and Dolly Madison Sprowl id the queen of the vertical file. The touch is light w/out being too fluffy and the story perks along. I am now reading the second book and enjoying that as well.

    8. * #1 in Morgue Mama mystery series *Good cozy mystery, set in Ohio in a newspaper. "Morgue Mama" is 67 y/o Dolly Madison Sprouls, the paper's file archives maven.Young, ambitious reporter Aubrey joins the paper. She stumbles onto clues in a TV evangelist's murder case that lead her and Morgue Mama to investigate whether the police & DA convicted the true murderer.Great surprise ending!Thanks CheesyGiraffe, for listing this book at G/R so we found out about it :-)

    9. It did that thing at the end that I hate, where the narrator turns out to have been secretly unreliable and there's a huge infodump explaining HOW they were unreliable. Other than that, though, I liked it! Newspaper reporters and snarky librarians are always fun to read about.Longer review to come.

    10. The main characters are a young crime reporter and a 67 year old newspaper morgue librarian. They team up to prove Sissy did not kill evangelist Buddy to protect her married lover - a former Buddy understudy. Excellent story, great writing style, extremely surprising ending. Aubrey McGinty, the young reporter, is the murderer. Loved this book.

    11. A quick read. Interesting twists. I like that the author leaves the reader out of the loop (we don't see the protagonist really getting the detailsjust an overview) but gives us enough to make us think in the right direction.

    12. i enjoyed this mystery. well-written, fast-paced and much of it takes place in my favorite locale, the newsroom. this is the first one with this character -- a divorced woman in her 60s who zealously guards her curmudgeonly reputation.

    13. I learned there is life after romance--morge mama is a fiesty older woman-working in a young person's world-but she does way more than survive!

    14. This was a good mystery. I loved the twist at the end. Can't wait to get my hands on the second in the series.

    15. Much of this book is the set up - identify and describing the characters who will surface in subsequent Morgue Mama books. It was a fast read with a surprise twist at the end.

    16. I thought the "plot twist" simultaneously predictable and far-fetched. But I liked the "morgue mama" character and would read others in the series.

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