Judith Singer is back After twenty years Susan Isaacs brings us back the heroine from Compromising Positions her first and most beloved novelAnd the most exciting part of that back cover marketing for me There is #actually another novel with Judith that I can read cover to cover and LOVE This novel is #another novel with Judith that I can read cover to cover and LOVE This novel is amazing The story is so complex yet Judith is so simple And perfect And messed up Isaacs is a genius Her descriptions of each character are beautiful and her writing is different from anything I ve read The closest I can come is another author I Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfare love Maria Semple She describes the charactersarge or small parts in a way that makes my mouth water and gives me chills because it s just so good and so different She had the voice of a imposing woman the contralto the Statue of Liberty would have if she could speak with conquest and community:the afterlife of warrior saint ghazi miyan lackluster eyes and nostrils the diameter of the average garden hose she wasn t particularly pretty Inooks she was the picture of good natured simplicity reminding me of the Strawberry Shortcake doll my daughter used to havepinchable fat cheeks and ridiculously red hair her deltoids rising to say nothing of her triceps and biceps brachii She was such a perfect specimen say nothing of her triceps and biceps brachii She was such a perfect specimen except for the covering of ehr dark brown skin she might be the model for one of those charts of striated muscle the teacher pulls down in high school biologyIf you yourself don t find genius there read another book You Composition and Literature: Bridging the Gap ll be missing out on this complicated storyines amazing enough that you Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity ll think SHE did it and self depricating humor that will make you LOVE Judith Singer make you wish YOU were her best friend not Nancy Usually I am in to some sex not here some major gore not here something you wouldn tet your teenager pick up not here This is just pure good I ove it. It's been twenty years and Judith's ife has definitely changed Now a history professor and a widow she hasn't seen Nelson Sharpe of the Nassau County Police Department in all that time But she still can't get her one time over out of.
CHARACTERS Long Time No See
Though the reader finds out who the villian is before the end of the book it is still every bit as enjoyable to read Susan Isaacs brought back Judith Singer 20 years after she first introduced her in Compromising Positions and she did a brilliant job in my opinion Great readwould highly recommend I read Long #TIME NO SEE SOON AFTER COMPROMISING HOWEVER THE #No See soon after Compromising Positions however the is set 15 years after the murder view affair hide spoiler Well developed mysteryIt feels a ittle dated now but as mysteries go this was better than most I realise
but as mysteries go this was better than most I realise digging out an old book to read on the off chance you might read a series isn t a great policy Maybe the books this writer has produced since are far better Or maybe this was as good as it got Based on this book alone I would hesitate before investing in a collection of titles A widow who enjoys sleuthing gets involved in a neighborhood case of whodunit When a woman who has been missing a number of months is found under the pool cover in her own pool the police make the easy assumption that the husband did it Our widow Judith doesn t think so and starts her own investigation supported by the husband s gangster father an My vote for the perfect mystery beach read goes to Susan Isaacs whose books have terrific humor pace and no pretension to be anything other than amusing Thank you Susan for contributing to the mystery genre with a zaftig sassy heroine from Long Island your Judith is so much fun than the patrician Nancy Drew or the wooly but needle witted Miss Marple This is a murder mystery but it still held my attention It is told through a nosy neighbor type who sifts through the data and solves the mystery It was good but not great Book seemed to go on forever Liked the story but it was a ittle toooo ong. Hy Long Island mobster Fancy Phil Lowenstein Ever the good neighbor Judith offers her services to Greg but he shows her the door thinking she's just a nut His father however isn't so sure he just may have other plans for the wily Judit. L
OVE it 5 Stars and #then some I ve read a couple other Isaacs books that I really enjoyed This #some I ve read a couple other Isaacs books that I really enjoyed This not my favorite Although this is a seuel of sorts you certainly don t have to read Compromising Positions to enjoy this as a stand alone Judith Singer history professor is now a widow the affair she had 20 years ago With Nelson Sharpe A
Nelson Sharpe a starts up again when she begins work on helping solve the murder of a neighbor s wife Judith gets herself involved by being a nosy neighbor which is not believable as she interviews the suspected husband Greg Logan because she thinks she can help Greg s wife Courtney had vanished only to be found several months ater dead in their swimming pool But Greg s father Phil Lowenstein from the mob decides to hire her also odd to me Once past some of the non realistic parts the mystery of the murder kept me interested there are funny Couplings
lines parts throughout Well now it s time for me to eat humble pie and here I go Last month I reviewed Susan Isaacs book Compromising Positions and criticized it for being stuck in the 70 s Here she writes the seuel ando and behold the same old housewife has gone back to school earned her doctorate is out in the working world her husband dead and her children grown What a delightful character she is too Her hobby is detective work and she s an amateur who ends up solving crimes the cops miss She is very funny and very persistent putting much work into this hobby than many people devote to their full time jobs And she s madly in ove with a homicide detective that she met and started an affair with 20 years ago in the first book And why am I eating humble pie Well duh In the 70 s she wrote about a 70 s housewife solving crimes for a hobby and she c I ove a good mystery with wonderful twists And even. Her head Her ife takes an unexpected turn however when former investment banker turned suburban mommy extraordinaire Courtney Logan vanishes from Long Island into thin airEveryone suspects husband Greg the darkly handsome son of flas. .