Wednesday, October 28, 2015

See Also Murder - ( book)

Set in 1964, See Also Murder introduces Marjorie Trumaine, a farm wife and book indexer in Dickinson, N.Dak. Indexing keeps Marjorie’s life afloat and pays the bills. A voracious reader and list maker, she also provides care for her beloved husband, Hank, after a hunting accident left him blind and paralyzed

*See Also Murder*
Larry D. Sweazy

The story takes place in an isolated rural setting.  Before the time of computers and word processors, people like Marjorie were needed to index books manually.  They methodically put information into order, cross-referencing terms and finding relationships.  I never knew how that was done.

Her neighbors are the first of several people murdered and because an unusual amulet is found, Marjorie is asked to assist with some research as her work as an indexer makes her good at that.

I enjoyed the mystery but was really captured by Marjorie's character and the description of the small town on the plains.


  1. This sounds like a book I would enjoy from cover to cover. I like a good mystery, but adore a writer that can depict a character and region so well it's like your right there.......Plus I've been to Dickinson, ND.

  2. I've never heard of this but will look for it. It sounds like a book I could get into, and I like it when a character I enjoy is part of a series. Like Krisha, I admire an author who can write a believable character. Thanks!

  3. I'm not a mystery reader but love the premise of the main character!

  4. I am sure I read this, but I thought it was a short story, not a book. My mind must be going, but as I recall, I enjoyed the characters, the way Marjorie found the connection between the amulet and the God Loki (I think that was the name, it's been awhile). What I didn't like, or maybe was not quite willing to wrap my head around it, was the murderer and the reason behind the murders.

    thanks for sharing this, though. Of course, I could be wrong about reading this before, but I thought it was part of a book of short stories I read probably ten years or so ago.

  5. I love a good mystery and will check this out!

  6. I do like mysteries! This sounds like a good one.

  7. That sounds like a very tempting read. I've put it on my list - thank you!

  8. Thank you for the book introduction. You are good in briefing them.
    I still have difficulties in concentrating in reading thick books, but following internet is no problem.