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by Elizabeth Kennan,Jill Ker Conway,Clare Munnings

Overnight Float: A Mystery (Rosemary Stubbs Mysteries) download ebook
ISBN:
0393038491
ISBN13:
978-0393038491
Author:
Elizabeth Kennan,Jill Ker Conway,Clare Munnings
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (September 2000)
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Pages:
288 pages
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1846 kb
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Mystery
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Rating:
4.5

Perhaps, the two authors should read two recent excellent mystery series .

book by Clare Munnings. Perhaps, the two authors should read two recent excellent mystery series about women clerics-the Lily Connor books by Michelle Blake and the Clare Ferguson book (I hope it will become a series) by Julia Spencer-Fleming-and the English professor Karen Pelletier series by Joanne Dobson for a little guidance.

Overnight Float book. This is the debut mystery of co-authors Jill Ker Conway and Elizabeth T. Kennan. Synopsis: Rosemary Stubbs has become the chaplain of Sanderson College for women

Overnight Float book. Both ladies are former college presidents who have written several non-fiction books between them. I must say, that despite the story being so intricately detailed in certain areas, I still enjoyed it very much. I also appreciated that the mystery took place in a collegiate setting. Synopsis: Rosemary Stubbs has become the chaplain of Sanderson College for women. Soon a faculty member dies and things begin to heat up.

Find nearly any book by Clare Munnings. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Overnight Float: A Mystery (Rosemary Stubbs Mysteries). by Clare Munnings, Elizabeth Kennan, Jill Ker Conway. ISBN 9780393038491 (978-0-393-03849-1) Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company, 2000.

Find nearly any book by Elizabeth Kennan.

Overnight Float (Penguin Mysteries). Elizabeth Kennan, Jill Ker Con.

Clare Munnings is the pen name for two American mystery authors, Jill Ker Conway (former president of Smith College) and Elizabeth Topham Kennan (alumna and former president of Mount Holyoke College). Their first novel, Overnight Float, was published in 2000. Jean Ker Conway was born and raised in Corrain, Australia. List of crime writers. Murder They Wrote (Mount Holyoke College). Former Presidents Craft a Thriller (Smith College).

Clare Munnings is the pen name for two American authors: Jill Ker Conway (former president of Smith College) and Elizabeth Topham Kennan (alumna and former president of Mount Holyoke College). Munnings, Clare; Conway, Jill; Kennan, Elizabeth (2001). New York: Penguin Books.

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is an American mystery author. Their first novel, Overnight Float, was published in 2000

is an American mystery author. Clare Munnings is the penname for two American authors: Jill Ker Conway (former president of Smith College) and Elizabeth Topham Kennan (alumna and former president of Mount Holyoke College). Jill Ker Conway - (née le 9 octobre 1934) est un auteur australo américain, surtout connue pour son autobiographie et ses premières mémoires, The Road from Coorain.

When Rosemary Stubbs embarks on her new career as a chaplain at a New England women's college, she quickly finds herself ensnared in a mystery.

She found herself on a circular stair that led down into a great sunken theater, the stair opening onto a concrete catwalk around four huge cylinders that rested on a level four feet below. The heat was intense, and a living, roaring noise surrounded her. ―From Overnight Float
Reviews:
  • Faehn
This is the first entry in a proposed series featuring Rosemary Stubbs who gave up a lucrative job as a CFO to attend Yale Divinity School and then take a job at a small liberal arts college in Vermont.
In this outing, Stubbs no sooner arrives on campus than dead bodies start appearing. Stubbs finds the woman who recruited her dead in the new gym's swimming pool. She sets out - kind of - to find out who killed the woman while trying to settle into her new job.
It is obvious that this book was written by two authors (Jill Ker Conway and Elizabeth Kennan writing as Clare Munnings) because one author uses polysllabic words where a one syllable word would suffice - I found it jarring and disruptive. I'm not opposed to polysllabic words, I just don't like seeing them used for the sake of using them - it's as if the author wanted us to know that she could use the words. It is this same author who could have used a strong editor because some of her sentences were very hard to understand in the context of the paragraph and the events occurring in the book. Also there isn't a smooth flow of time in the book. One minute Stubbs in on the streets of New York and the next she's driving up I-91 in Vermont.
I'll read the second book in this series, but I won't read beyond that if the problems mentioned above continue.
  • monotronik
If anyone should know the atmosphere at a university it is these two women. I've always had Ms. Conway on my authors list and will eagerly follow this series as it contiues to unfold (and I hope it will)... This story not only delves into University life and the pressures and behind the scene happeneings but the individual lives of the movers and shakers that make it happen.
The story centers around Rosemary Stubbs - who used to be the CFO of a major company - who then loses her husband in an accident at sea and questions her life and living after that happens. She enters divinity school and almost on a fluke finds a post as University Chaplain at an exclusive all girl's college.
The everyday challenge of trying to bring a living faith to the students as well as find out why her best friend was floating dead in the new student center pool makes this book an awesome read.
College politics in its worst form, good story line, details that make it seem real - show that these two authors have what it takes. Why not five stars? I wanted more detail on their everyday life and their thought process. How the students reacted more and how the faculty interacted more. I guess I like a lot of details in a sotry like this - but then maybe it would clog up the story more and not make it flow as well as it did. I look forward to seeing what others have to say about it.
  • Jozrone
This is a good, solid murder mystery. I will be getting the next Rosemary Stubbs mystery.
  • Olelifan
A murder mystery involving embezzlement of funds at a women's college where the sleuth is the chaplain.

Authors of traditional cosies can be forgiven a certain amount of bad writing if they stick to the rules of the puzzle plot whodunit but this one doesn't stick to the rules. There are no preplaced clues and the villain's identity is revealed shortly before the end by an implausible coincidental meeting. The murder method shows ignorance of the most rudimentary toxicology.

Authors of novels with academic settings can also be forgiven for weak plots if they give us sparkling erudition .and witty dialog but this is a novel where people "smile ruefully" mutter to themselves in complete sentences, and address each other in long unlikely speeches containing such phrases as "mark my words." Adverbs and clichés abound. On one page, genuinely chosen at random, are:

"hastened to say"

"turned towards her with concern'

"can't be too careful"

"as you might expect"

"a kind of hysteria"

"paused a moment"

"cut in firmly."

The only erudition is about feminist theology and college finances. One character quotes Plato in Greek. It's about the best line in the book. The authors are both heads of colleges. Do not their institutions have elementary courses in creative writing or pharmacology?
  • Otrytrerl
As the other reviewer has already mentioned, Rosemary is not convincing as a young woman - she definitely seems as if she is a widow in her fifties, not in her thirties. Also, the authors obviously know a lot about school, but very little about the ministry. They don't even mention whether Rosemary is ordained or not until the book is nearly half over, and it is alluded to in the most casual of ways, and we never know what denomination she is! Ordination to the ministry is a pretty significant event! I've also never heard of a chaplain being called "Dean," but that might have been the case at their schools. Finally, that Rosemary might find one or more love interest in a small college town amused me.
The murderer was fairly obvious, to me, at least, and the book was nicely written and entertaining, but I am glad I got it from the library rather than buying it. I'd give it two and a half stars if I could.
  • Preve
As an avid reader of "tea cosy" mysteries, I am constantly on
the lookout for new authors of this genre. I really wanted to
like this book! However, after the first couple of chapters it was fairly apparent that it wasn't going to be what I had hoped for. Another reviewer mentioned that it should have been set in the 50s and I have to agree. There seemed to be a pruddishness about it which casts a dull glow over the entire book. Although
frankly the main problem is just plain old lack of intrigue and perhaps some witty dialogue between the characters. I was hoping for something along the lines of earlier Amanda Cross mysteries and came away disappointed.
That said, I would still give Rosemary Stubbs another chance. It is the first book after all.
  • Llanonte
While the topics are interesting (accounting at a women's college in Vermont) there is little suspense or thrill during a far from interesting novel.