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Several years ago, I read Priscilla Master's River Deep, her first Martha Gunn mystery featuring a coroner in Shrewsbury, England. I really enjoyed it and have always meant to read more in the series. Finding "The Certificate" definitely reminded me of my good intentions.
Jane Ziegler is the type of character who makes you feel mixed emotions. Mixed because while so many of us can empathize with her and her life experiences, we still feel that she's creepy and we don't want to turn our backs on her. Hopefully, readers will also pause to reflect on how they treat others-- especially those they take for granted. The fast pace of this story made the ending arrive much faster than I wanted it to, and-- an added bonus-- it didn't end quite the way I thought it would. The Author's Note at the end made me laugh.
Yes, indeed. After reading "The Certificate," I really need to read Priscilla Masters' next Martha Gunn mystery, Slip Knot!
I really enjoyed this. I had read the first book in the Martha Gunn series so was familiar with the author but this seems so different from River Deep. It has been some time since I read it so maybe the memory is fuzzy. This is a novella with some great characterization (hard to find in short works) and a good twist. I thought the ending was a bit abrupt but all in all, it was great way to spend some time. I need to give the Martha Gunn series another try.
I really enjoyed The Certificate, one of the Kindle Single series. This isn't a long story but the author really brought the characters to life. The style of writing makes me what to read more books from this author. A quick interesting read!