Out of the Ruins THE WILD AND BEAUTIFUL SEA ISLAND WAS A PLACE TO DIE FORD KILL FOR Of all the aristocratic dynasties that once reigned over Georgia s Cumberland Island only the Hill family survives Now they too are

  • Title: Out of the Ruins
  • Author: Sally Wright
  • ISBN: 9780345445537
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • THE WILD AND BEAUTIFUL SEA ISLAND WAS A PLACE TO DIE FORD KILL FOR.Of all the aristocratic dynasties that once reigned over Georgia s Cumberland Island, only the Hill family survives Now they too are threatened Charlotte, the family matriarch, has died suddenly and mysteriously, leaving her sister in law, Hannah, to protect the unspoiled paradise Charlotte had so passTHE WILD AND BEAUTIFUL SEA ISLAND WAS A PLACE TO DIE FORD KILL FOR.Of all the aristocratic dynasties that once reigned over Georgia s Cumberland Island, only the Hill family survives Now they too are threatened Charlotte, the family matriarch, has died suddenly and mysteriously, leaving her sister in law, Hannah, to protect the unspoiled paradise Charlotte had so passionately loved But Hannah s own health is precarious, developers are closing in, and the younger generation charming cousins Mary, Leah, and Johanna don t seem to share the family devotion to the land Even the island folk, some as venomous as Cumberland diamondbacks, are closely watching Hannah s struggle to breathe Looks like all eyes are on the Hill house And someone covets what they see.Archivist and family friend Ben Reese knows, however, that appearances can be deceiving And murder can seem so easy and so right when it gets you what you desperately crave.

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    1. Own on Kindle.Wow. I'm, once again, wishing I were reading the next Ben Reese Mystery instead of writing a review. Ben has returned to the States after a sabbatical in Scotland (where he's solved two murders). He's headed to the south to see about a gift of paintings the widower of an Alderton graduate wants to make. He has some other work to accomplish, but his mom asks him to visit his aunt while he's in the Carolinas.His aunt lives on one of the last privately owned barrier islands and runs a [...]

    2. Another Ben Reese detective novel. In the heady days of the early development in the United States, around the beginning of the Twentieth century, citizens with money sometimes used it to create places and services we now point to with considerable pride.Moneyed people in the thirties purchase a lot of land along the Carolina and Georgia coasts. Many islands became private land. Some people held onto the land for future family generations, others saw investment potential.Hannah Hill, descended f [...]

    3. I picked this up because it takes place (mostly) on Cumberland Island, Georgia, a place I'm planning to visit. Maybe I needed to start from the first Ben Reese mystery to develop affection for him, but based on this read I'm just not that into him. Narration is all over the place - him, her, mystery person in italics. Phone conversations are depicted awkwardly one-sided. Just not a fan of lazy writing.

    4. #4 in the Ben Reese series. Ben Reese, archivist at a small Ohio college, visits his aunt, who manages the inn on Georgia's Cumberland Island. He is introduced to Hannah Hill, bedridden with MS, who asks him to help advise her about how to handle the future of the island. She has inherited a large piece of the island but some has been sold by the offspring of cousins, and neither her daughter nor the daughter of the sister-in-law she inherited from are interested in conserving the island. Develo [...]

    5. In many ways I enjoyed this book; even if it was a bit of a slog. The protagonist is interesting and is, apparently the featured character in many, most or all of her books. He is any archivist for a private college whose many friends and family members go to to solve problems and/or murders. The author made a lot of use of dialect, in this case a Southern one, and it made the book slow reading and, I thought, made her characters sound ignorant. I'm sure that this was not the intention and I'm n [...]

    6. Ok,I must admit that the author's attempt at writing southern dialect phonetically is what knocked this from 3 stars to 2 in my opinion. It got on my nerves much more than the "a'talls" in her works set in Scotland. The plot was interesting, and I enjoyed several aspects of the mystery. But the (ineffective) use of the dialect got totally in the way for me. I'm not a reader who needs the setting spelled out for me. If we're set in UK, I can imagine the accent same for the South, the Bronx, etc.

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