Smart, But Dead

Smart But Dead In Smart But Dead Aggie Mundeen skirting forty and appalled by the prospect of descending into middle age decrepitude blasts off to the local university to study the genetics of aging In addition

  • Title: Smart, But Dead
  • Author: Nancy G. West
  • ISBN: 9781943390250
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Smart, But Dead, Aggie Mundeen, skirting forty and appalled by the prospect of descending into middle age decrepitude, blasts off to the local university to study the genetics of aging In addition to providing youthful hints for readers of her column, Stay Young with Aggie, Aggie is doggedly determined to stay young.Despite conflicts with her professor, she learns abIn Smart, But Dead, Aggie Mundeen, skirting forty and appalled by the prospect of descending into middle age decrepitude, blasts off to the local university to study the genetics of aging In addition to providing youthful hints for readers of her column, Stay Young with Aggie, Aggie is doggedly determined to stay young.Despite conflicts with her professor, she learns about the Human Genome Project and DNA When she discovers a dead body, Detective Sam reminds her not to help with the investigation But dangerously curious and programmed to prod, she races to solve the crime, winds up the prime suspect and is on target to become next campus corpse.Related subjects include cozy mysteries, women sleuths, academic mysteries, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries whodunnit , amateur sleuth books, book club recommendations, Southern humor, Southern living, humorous murder mysteries.

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    1. Aggie's back and this time she's going to school. She's taking a class that the professor professes to of found a link to helping people live longer. Aggie is ecstatic! Unfortunately, it's not working too well for the professor as he falls down dead right after one of his classes. Of course, Aggie is on the scene, she's going to figure out what or who happened along to end the professor's life.Along the way, Aggie even takes her own "Orange is the New Black" adventure as she's jailed for B&E [...]

    2. Nancy G. West is a new author to me. I just finished her book, "Smart, But Dead" and because I liked it, I want to read "Fit to be Dead" and "Dang Near Dead" the first 2 Aggie Mundeen Mysteries! The main character of her books is of course Aggie Mundeen. Aggie's curiosity leads to danger when she tries to solve a murder. This is a fun series!

    3. A NetGalley ReviewTelomerase - also called telomere terminal transferase - is a ribonucleoprotein - and if you know what that means you’re clearly a scientist with a degree in biology and working on cancer drugs or anti-ageing.Well in this book it is all about anti-ageing and age-related diseases.In Faust the Devil suggests that the best way to stay young(er) is to: Seek out a life of moderation, stop being lazy, exercise regularly and avoid unhealthy foods! But Faust prefers the magic pill / [...]

    4. Smart, But Dead furthers the adventures of Aggie Mundeen, amateur sleuth and thorn in the police department's side. This time, Aggie takes a college class with a professor involved in the Human Genome Project who isn't happy to see her in his class. He acts pretty peculiar upon his meeting of Aggie prior to class, and even more so when lecturing to the entire class. When, after a rather exciting discussion ensues, her professors drops to the floor. Certain that his death was no accident, Aggie k [...]

    5. I needed a relief from my current reading that I will be reviewing soon enough. This book looked like it wouldn't be too heavy a read and might relax me. It's my first by this author, but probably not my last. Smart, But Dead is book number 3 in West's series An Aggie Mundeen Mystery. Aggie Mundeen is a colorful woman with a drive not matched by many. Her curiosity in all things makes her sometimes land in trouble. What she thought would be a simple class into the science of aging turns into a m [...]

    6. Aggie Mundeen is a bit shy of forty and does not like what old age holds for most of us. She writes a column, Stay Young with Aggie, to provide information and hints on aging to her readers. Since aging is of interest, Aggie enrolls in a class on the science of aging at the local university, taught by a top notch professional in the field of genetics. Her foray into academia to gain insights into aging and helpful ideas and hints to give her readers becomes a nightmare as the professor keels ove [...]

    7. I read Fit to Be Dead, the first book in this series, not too long ago and enjoyed the character of Aggie Mundeen. Somehow I totally missed the 2nd book, Dang Near Dead; I'm pleading temporary insanity on that one. So when the opportunity came up to read and review Smart, But Dead, I was one happy reader.First off, the titles of the books in this series are very punny, and rate very high on my cozy mystery title favorites scale. When I see the title Fit to be Dead, I start hearing the song "Hip [...]

    8. Science was never a strong subject for me. I struggled with it a lot; but I was always curious about it. Chemistry was an elusive topic, but I could follow some of biology lessons easier. (Though I was never a fan of the lessons that required dissection. *shudder*) I could relate to main character Aggie's drive to know, learn, and understand, and that made her more endearing to me. In Smart, But Dead, the third book in Nancy G. West's humorous mystery series, Aggie is heading back to college to [...]

    9. Smart, But Dead is only an OK read. As a mystery of the chick lit variety, it contains the requisite amateur female sleuth nicknamed Aggie, the handsome detective, and built in attraction and conflict between the two. Also on board is a friendly and helpful sidekick for the leading lady. Unfortunately the plot depends on an understanding of DNA and related research possibilities. The author tries to weave in descriptions naturally, but there is just too much explanation needed to make the plot w [...]

    10. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.Aggie Mundeen is extremely focused or even bordering on obsessed with aging and how to reduce its impact. She embarks on a course at a college where she meets the professor Carmody who is acting very strangely both in and out of class. After he suffers a fit within class, Aggie finds it her mission to look into what is going on within the lab and the professors that works there. This leads her [...]

    11. This is my first encounter with this series, and I absolutely fell in love with Aggie. She's pushing forty, and writes a column about staying young. She's taking a class with a professor who claims to have found a way to help people live longer. His theory doesn't work out very well for him, however, as he drops dead after one of his classes. Naturally, Aggie jumps into the investigation, hoping to find out who or what killed the professor.This is a very fast-paced mystery, and Aggie's curiosity [...]

    12. Worrying about staying young Aggie Mundeen takes a class on agging at a local university. It is a class on the study of genes. The Professor teaching the class collapsed in the class with unknown causes. Aggie decides to investigate; Sam tells her to stay out of it. Aggie decides to take an other class to learn how to protect herself. Threre is a lot of good information on that subject. Aggie does not lesson to Sam and ends up in jail on a burglary charge and possibly murder. The twists and turn [...]

    13. Aggie Mundeen is obsessed with living younger and living happily ever after with the detective she is in love with. She has a high understanding of Biology and genes, so she takes a second course with the distinguished professor Carmody, called the Science of Aging, to improve her life and to feed the column she writes. Aggie hopes to find a great discovery in science, but instead she is turn in the direction of solving a murder mystery that could end her life.This book is full of twists and a h [...]

    14. Great Series!This is a great series; this is the third book in the Aggie Mundeen Mystery series by Nancy West. Aggie Mundeen is almost forty and is worried about becoming middle-age. She enrolls in a class at the university to study genetics of aging. When she discovers a dead body she is determined to solve the crime. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my [...]

    15. While this was the third book in the series, it was the first that I have read. Usually, I just can't start in the middle (I'm weird that way). However, this book was a blast to read. It was extremely funny with great characters and a good plot. Aggie was attending classes which dealt with scientific ways to slow aging, and while the concept is way above my head, it was explained well enough that I mostly understood it.I'm looking forward to being able to read the first two books in the series, [...]

    16. Smart, but deadThank you to the author, publisher and netgalley for an ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this cosy mystery and gave it 4*. Aggie is a little obsessed with aging, and trying to avoid it. After enrolling on a college science course, she finds herself playing sleuth, rather than student. I found this to be an enjoyable read and think that readers who like a cosy mystery, will enjoy giving this a go! It has a lot of science terminology and that can lose yo [...]

    17. This book's description of a female lead approaching 40, DNA and genetics research, and a murder mystery really caught my attention. I haven't read the other books in this series but it was easy getting to know Aggie and her friends. I was kept guessing till the end and I enjoyed learning along with Aggie a few new things about geneticsgalley ARC

    18. Smart. Aggie Mundeen is smart. But. But she’s also a little clumsy, irrepressible, and irresistible. Dead. She might well end up dead if she continues nosing around the university where her questions are not wanted. Smart, But Dead is the perfect combination of brains and heart. A tight mystery, an irrepressible heroine, and superb writing.

    19. This is a great little cozy series that has a middle aged heroine helping solve crimes to keep the attention of the local police detective. When her professor and his assistant are both murdered she feels she can solve the crimes because she's right on campus. I like Aggie and her friends and her curiosity and intelligence. A good read.

    20. this is my first read by this author and the book description caught my eye, im so glad it did. I really enjoyed the book, I really got sucked into the characters. this book will keep you guessing until the last page. very well written and excellent story line.highly recommendedfacebook/obsessedbookobsessedbookreviews.wordpress

    21. “Smart, But Dead is the perfect combination of brains and heart. A tight mystery, an irrepressible heroine, and superb writing.” – James W. Ziskin, Anthony Award-Finalist of No Stone Unturned

    22. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I quite liked this book. I haven't read any of the others in the series but that didn't hurt anything. The characters are all very engaging and the story was great. I can't wait to read more from this author.

    23. Title: Smart, But Dead - Aggie Mundeen Mystery 3Author: Nancy G WestPublished: 11-17-15Publisher: Henery PressPages: 246Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & SuspenseSub Genre: Cozy Mystery; Amateur Sleuths; General Fiction;ISBN: 9781943390250ASIN: B0147MW9RS Reviewer: DelAnneReviewed For: NetGalley. Aggie Mundeen is still on the search for youth for her blog, Stay Young with Aggie, is taking the classes at the University and learns about the Human Genome Project and DNA. Even though she doesn't parti [...]

    24. [I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley. I thank them for their generousity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising]You’re as old as you believe you are. You’re as young as your curiosity, your dreams, and your determination.Aggie [...]

    25. Aggie Mundeen lives in San Antonio, Texas, and writes a newspaper column, "Stay Young with Aggie." She's terrified of getting older, and is constantly looking for ways to maintain her youth. In this vein, she is taking a college class about the Human Genome project and DNA. But after asking questions one day in class, her professor, Kermit Carmody, drops dead. She becomes suspicious that he might have been murdered, and decides to solve the case on her own, because she thinks it will make Detect [...]

    26. Generally, I adore the mysteries published by Henery Press, but this one was a bit not for me. The amount of science really turned me off, but if science is your thing, and you like lighter mysteries, be sure to check this out!I did not find Aggie to be a very likable or sympathetic main sleuth, which, for me, is a big part of whether or not I can totally immerse into the story. Not that she is evil or that I dislike her, only that she never really came alive for me. Also, when Aggie described o [...]

    27. Smart But Dead is the third book in the Aggie Mundeen series by Nancy West. After reading the book I felt as if I had missed something. Perhaps if I had read the first two books in the series, I would have been better prepared for this book.Aggie is a 40ish newspaper columnist who writes a "Stay Young With Aggie" column for the paper. Aggie is definitely having a mid life crisis, she even feels that is she entered college again, she might find the secret to staying young.But instead of finding t [...]

    28. Why are these books set in 1997 instead of being updated to when they were actually printed? Aggie's need to stay young seems odd to me. A lot of the beginning is spent in Aggie's Science of Aging class which I found boring. Aggie tenses up when Sam is near her, wonders if she's sexually stunted, mentions trauma with Lester her ex and this was not the case in Dang Near Dead. Aggie is just over the top with her emotional immaturity in this book.Now that I've read the three books in this series I [...]

    29. Smart But Dead is the third book in the Aggie Mundeen mystery series. It is a decently written and professionally edited, full length novel.The actual mystery is very good, but drowned out by too many scientific facts, an over abundance of characters and a frenetic heroine. Her relationship with her love interest was odd and not convincing.So three stars based on the creative mystery alone. Ends with a cliffy HFNC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.

    30. Once you get pass the big words (scientific words), you will get caught up in the process of what Aggie wants learn - trying to stay young. In the process of trying to learn how to achieve her goal of not aging, her professor dies and Aggie get so involved trying to solve the crime you will can only guess at what is she going to do next.

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