Simon Said Sarah R. Shaber
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  • Simon Said Sarah R. Shaber Simon Said Forensic historian Simon Shaw likes his murders old and cold and his first case fits the bill An archeologist friend has found a skeleton with a bullet hole in its skull under historic Bloodworth Hou
    Forensic historian Simon Shaw likes his murders old and cold, and his first case fits the bill An archeologist friend has found a skeleton with a bullet hole in its skull under historic Bloodworth House, and Simon investigates with his usual doggedness until he discovers that the corpse is Anne Bloodworth, an heiress who disappeared in 1926 Shaw feels compelled to find oForensic historian Simon Shaw likes his murders old and cold, and his first case fits the bill An archeologist friend has found a skeleton with a bullet hole in its skull under historic Bloodworth House, and Simon investigates with his usual doggedness until he discovers that the corpse is Anne Bloodworth, an heiress who disappeared in 1926 Shaw feels compelled to find out who killed her But this turns out to be than an academic exercise when someone who wants to hide past secrets tries to murder him
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    About Sarah R. Shaber


    1. Sarah Shaber is an award winning mystery author from North Carolina Her WWII historical mystery series begins with LOUISE S WAR It features young widow Louise Pearlie, a government girl who works for the Office of Strategic Services, the United States first spy agency Shaber is also the author of the Professor Simon Shaw mysteries, BLOOD TEST, and editor of TAR HEEL DEAD Her first book, SIMON SAID, won the St Martin s Press Malice Domestic Award for best first traditional mystery She is the Bouchercon15 World Mystery Conference, 2015 Local Guest of Honor Her home bookstore is Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh facebook LouisePearlie


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    1. I really enjoyed this short but very entertaining mystery and was very happy to discover it is the first of a series so I have goodness to go The character of Simon Shaw is interesting He is a small man and unassuming in manner no alpha male here He is however exceedingly smart and oddly rather charming and he still manages to get the girl The book is set in 1997 but the murder occurred in 1926 and Simon is involved as he is a historian familiar with the history of the house where the murder oc [...]

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    2. Now, normally I avoid these kinds of books Snobbish Maybe Too many preconceptions Definitely Why Because this is my job laid out in fictional format But somehow Richard Derus s fault I ve found myself reading two bits of archaeo fiction in the last two days I don t watch Time Team even though I ve been on it secret shame I don t watch National Geographic or the History Channel also for fear of a fleeting glance of my own mug and the reason that I m not at home avidly watching Zahi Hawass gesticu [...]

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    3. Rating 3.5 of fiveThe Book Report First of the Professor Simon Shaw, forensic historian, series set in 1990s Raleigh, North Carolina Simon Shaw s not having a good end of spring semester, 1996 His wife has left him, sending him into a deep depression His colleagues are concerned, one of them to the point of using his depression as a lever to pry Simon out of small Kenan College s last tenured history professorship, in an academic politics war that could end a career.But it s the corpse in the co [...]

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    4. This is a traditional mystery story set in 1996, where Simon Shaw is a Professor in forensic history at a college in Raleigh, North Carolina His life is on a downward spiral having recently split up with his wife He is suffering with depression which he is at pains to keep under wraps but his lack of interest in academic life has been noted by his colleagues and questions are being asked in some quarters about his abilities Then a body is found on an archaeological dig at Bloodworth House by his [...]

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    5. Simon Said is the first in Sarah R Shaber s ENTERTAINING Simon Shaw Mystery series I read Snipe Hunt Book 2 first and then went backwards I LOVE SIMON SHAW He s a great amateur sleuth with a twist he s a forensic historian This means he investigates long ago murders This first investigation begins with a fellow faculty archeologist, digging up an unexpected corpse behind the Bloodworth mansion in Raleigh NC Simon, an unassuming history professor, becomes fascinated in the woman s disappearance a [...]

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    6. I m not a big reader of the cozy mystery sub genre but from the start I fell in love with Simon and his friends Throw in the mystery and a well told story and they combine to make a light and fun tale Those that are not big fans of the darker, gorier mysteries will find that this is a pleasant surprise The characters are not especially deep but they hold their own in bringing the story alive and keeping the mystery intriguing This is the first of the Simon Shaw Mysteries but i will be looking fo [...]

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    7. To be honest, the rating for this book may have been one star higher if I hadn t read it on Kindle because the Kindle formatting, especially the way paragraphs and scenes constantly ran together without any breaks, was so irritatingly bad that it constantly pulled me out of the story But even without that, it wouldn t have made my favourite mysteries list For the first quarter or so, I wasn t sure whether I would manage to finish the book at all the pacing was all wrong, disjointed and rushed an [...]

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    8. I found myself thinking what a surprising tale this novel turned out to be A talented young professor of History is thrust into a murder mystery spanning seven decades Can this murder be solved Also, who is trying to kill the Professor that everyone lovesOf course, no one is loved universally, and Professor Simon Shaw does have his enemies, such as a jealous Professor, and a student denied Graduate School due to his grade received in Simon s class.This novel takes us through life in North Caroli [...]

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    9. Every once in a while, it s fun to read something simple and fun In this case I chose a fairly straightforward mystery set in Raleigh, North Carolina with its crime the 70 year old murder of the teen age daughter of the local magnate As the story opens, a body is found during an archaeological dig at outbuildings of the Bloodworth estate, now part of Kenan College Professor Simon Shaw of the title is asked to look at the body and give an opinion re possible identity From there the plot takes off [...]

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    10. Actual Rating 3.5 StarsNot an amazing mystery but certainly enjoyable and interesting for the most part I liked the idea of Professor Shaw trying to solve a seventy year old murder, which is not the usual premise for these types of mysteries The author did a fairly good job of combining the cold case with history, college life and modern day attempted murder I did find some of the info dumps a little lengthy and tedious, however.Simon himself was a likeable guy intelligent, modest, considerate a [...]

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    11. This was ok A competent murder mystery with a rather bland Professor as the detective The real problem was that the whole thing read a bit like a list of bullet points There was virtually no depth or emotion to the characters and the constant naming of Simon became intensely irritating after a short time e.g Simon went up to dress He paused in front of the mirror to check for bags under his eyes, and he decided that they were not too pronounced, despite lack of sleep and the morning s events Sim [...]

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    12. The body of a woman with a bullet hole in her skull is found in an archeological dig on a historic site in Raleigh, North Carolina Buried for at least fifty years, there s no one who could possibly identify the body.No one except history professor Simon Shaw.Simon Shaw is not your usual sleuth He s not a private eye, he s a tenured history professor at a small North Carolina college And he s not what you called hard boiled either He s got a sensitive stomach, he s prone to headaches and he s dep [...]

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    13. c1997 I got to 70% and I just didn t care any so I jumped to the end just in case there had been a twist in the tail Nada, nothing The first half was okay but I did want to punch the hero and tell him to man up I am not quite sure why I didn t enjoy this book as it appeared to have got rave reviews when it was first published eg The New York Times Book Review said that Shaber charms us with her personable professor It also won the 7th Annual St Martins s Press Malice Domestic Best First Traditi [...]

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    14. Simon Shaw is a professor at a small but esteemed North Carolina college He is having some problems in his private life and with the seemingly inevitable faculty squabbling Then a body buried thirty years ago is discovered on the college grounds, once the site of family estate Since Simon has written a book about the history of the house, he is asked to help the police discover who the buried woman was and who might have killed her.I really liked Simon and look forward to his other adventures He [...]

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    15. This is a nice little mystery, and I may read the next one in the series The narrative and the dialog at times are a little stilted, but overall it was a fun read The concept of a history professor using research to solve a 70 year old mystery is fresh and not what I thought it would be Shaber did a fine job.

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    16. An entertaining, quick read Interesting characters, good sense of place and of the small college community Perhaps a bit overdone with respect to the main character stumbling into difficulties.

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    17. When Professor Simon Shaw begins investigating the murder of a woman who turns out to be the long missing heiress to the Bloodsworth estate, he finds himself trying to find answers to a case that is than seventy years old and that someone wants to keep unsolved.This is a cosy mystery that is light and fun to read I found the history of the North Carolina house and area around 1926 to be very interesting The characters are well developed and draw you immediately into the plot The twists and turn [...]

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    18. Simon Shaw is a Pulitzer prize winning forensic historian who gets involved in a murder mystery when the body of a missing heiress is found buried in the grounds of the college where he teaches The book is written in a way which is very easy to read and if I came across another book in the series, I would not hesitate to read it

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    19. Loved it I m a history nerd, so I loved Simon And, his bidding relationship with Julia that develops as they try to solve a seventy year old murder Great fun

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    20. I can t remember who recommended this one, but reading the blurb, I can see exactly why I picked it up Simon Shaw is a historian and academic working in a small university in North Carolina When a friend of his finds a clearly old skeleton with a bullet hole through the skull while restoring an old house, Simon is brought in by the police Given his knowledge of local history, they hope he might be able to identify the murder victim.Doing so is quite easy Simon quickly deduces that it must be Ann [...]

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    21. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book Loved Simon Shaw I plan to read every book in the series and just know I will enjoy them I am very happy that I discovered Sarah Shaber s books

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    22. An archaeological dig uncovers the body of a woman shot in the head 70 years ago and buried with care under the old kitchen of Bloodworth House Historian Simon Shaw is an expert on the history of site and he identifies the victim as Anne Bloodworth, an heiress who disappeared in 1926 Why would someone want her dead And why did they bury her with reverence When discovered, her arms were crossed demurely over her chest and she was neatly shrouded in a quilt.Puzzling as those questions are, Profess [...]

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    23. The first book in the Simon Said series, and I liked to so much that I m looking forward to reading the rest of the series The first part of the book had too much detail in some parts and not enough in other parts The author spent a lot of time detailing the setting, every character s appearance and history, etc But just a few pages later, the protagonist went home, turned on the shower and opened a can of Coke It took me a few sentences before I realized the guy was actually in the shower drink [...]

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    24. First of the simon Shaw series I have to say, I wasn t really interested in reading this book The daughter of the writer is in our book club and Sarah is invited to meet with us next Thursday So, I read it just for that reason But the book turned out to be pretty good Simon is a professor at a small college near Raleigh He is an expert of the history of a house on campus and his friend is escavating the land around it David finds a dead body during the dig and asks Simon to come view it Simon fi [...]

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    25. Tenured history professor Simon Shaw teaches at small, private Kenan College in Raleigh, North Carolina He has published an award winning book , is newly divorced, and is fighting depression and anxiety Dr Shaw is also an expert on the history of Bloodworth House which is owned by the college and when one of his faculty friends unearths a body during an archeological dig in one of the outbuildings behind Bloodworth House, Shaw is called to the scene He realizes that the body has probably been bu [...]

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    26. This is the first book I won in a giveaway and I was looking forward to receiving it Unfortunately my timing was off as it arrived at the end of a very busy school year, but once I got to it I was glad I d requested it I d consider it an enjoyable start to a cozy traditional mystery series.The historical murder is appealing and the cold case aspect fascinating The mystery in the present is believable, with just enough red herrings to keep the reader guessing without being overwhelming The culpri [...]

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    27. Winner of the Malice Domestic St Martin s Press Best First Traditional Mystery AwardForensic historian Simon Shaw likes his murders old and cold, and his first case fits the bill An archeologist friend has found a skeleton with a bullet hole in its skull under historic Bloodworth House, and Simon investigates with his usual doggedness until he discovers that the corpse is Anne Bloodworth, an heiress who disappeared in 1926 Shaw feels compelled to find out who killed her But this turns out to be [...]

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    28. Not bad, not bad I can say I m patient when it comes to a good history mystery, although here, it has also much to do with the university department of history, so even fun Simon is whining, moody little man, whom I would shake very well before using, and I just felt like shouting man, get yourself together and stop contemplating how everything sucks and that another headache is coming But still, I enjoyed the story altogether very nicely written, although some will complain about its slow pace [...]

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    29. I enjoyed this book It had several elements that I like historical setting for part of the story , a determined person to find the truth , and a realistic environment small college politics Dr Simon Shaw is a young, award winning author recently tenured to a small college history department A body is found on the campus in an archaeological dig under an historical building on the campus the very setting covered in Dr Shaw s book.There is campus political intrigue, Dr Shaw s depression over recen [...]

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    30. Raleigh and the Research Triangle in North Carolina are known for major universities, but Simon Shaw is a history professor in a small, fictional college there and has little or nothing to do with the famous institutions In one of the book s improbabilities, he always seems to find the obscure information he seeks in his own college library The murder mystery involves a body from 70 years earlier, found in an archaeological dig, and investigating it brings Simon out of his depression his wife ha [...]

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