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Fundraising the Dead Audiobook

Fundraising the Dead: A Museum Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

At The Society for the Preservation of Pennsylvania Antiques, fundraiser Eleanor "Nell" Pratt solicits donations - and sometimes solves crimes. When a collection of George Washington's letters is lost on the same day that an archivist is found dead, it seems strange that the Society president isn't pushing for an investigation. Nell goes digging herself, and soon uncovers a long, rich history of crime.

©2010 Sheila Connolly (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Linda 11-21-14
    Linda 11-21-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Not Sure About This Series"

    I found the museum setting interesting. The story made me aware of the difficulties in
    the safe keeping of thousands of items, some of which have great monetary value. It also made me aware of how difficult it is to fund a non-profit museum.

    I like Eleanor Pratt, the main character. She's smart and sensible. I'm also intrigued by "Marty", another female character who plays a major role in this story.

    One criticism is that I correctly guessed the outcome early in the story. I won't go into detail to avoid "spoilers". There was also one element of the plot that seemed pointless to me - again I won't elaborate because of possible "spoilers."

    I'm undecided about whether I will read other books in this series. I will put it on my "wish list" and carefully check reviews posted by other listeners.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Germaine Mitchell 02-15-16
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    "Awesome Storyline"

    What an amazing writer with an amazing insight to the role fundraising in a museum setting... Great storyline with very strong characters!!! The author is a fantastic mystery writer.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Wilkie 04-30-15
    Doug Wilkie 04-30-15 Member Since 2014

    I am an artist, lover of books. Love reading or listening to a good book. I live on the East Coast of Canada with an awesome ocean view.

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    "Another good series..."
    What did you love best about Fundraising the Dead?

    Good book, well written. Love mystery novels and stories that have some humour, and books that don't reveal the conclusion before the end of the book. A good mystery keeps the mystery.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fundraising the Dead?

    When the heroine was locked in the basement.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Williams Philadelphia, PA USA 03-18-15
    L. Williams Philadelphia, PA USA 03-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good First Book in a Series"
    Would you listen to Fundraising the Dead again? Why?

    Perhaps. Since I'm a Philadelphia museum fundraiser myself, I really enjoyed the inside jokes and details that might be a bit tedious to others.


    If you’ve listened to books by Sheila Connolly before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first.


    Have you listened to any of Robin Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really, though I think that it COULD be listened to in one sitting. It's not overly complex (even formulaic at times), but it's a fun, light read.


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    Amazon Customer 02-16-15
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    "a pleasing book to listen to"

    I loved the use of language which was a little above ordinary. the voices and accents were pleasing also. I'm a fundraiser and this was a fun read/listen because it was centered around a fundraiser and the nonprofit world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    wookie's mom 01-16-15 Member Since 2012

    Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!

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    "Slow Start"

    These books start out slow, but once you kinda get into them, they are good. So be patient and don't get too frustrated.

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    Sharen 10-04-14
    Sharen 10-04-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Good"

    This was basically a good mystery. Sometimes the pace was slow, but overall it went along nicely. The author does a good job crafting her characters and I look forward to following the series and seeing how they evolve. At times I found the precise diction of the narrator distracting and over done. I do not know if this is how people felt the narrator should speak further developing the character or if this is a quirk of the narrator.

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    Maureen 01-12-17
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    "Great plot and twists."

    I loved the story and all the characters and the layout of the plot.
    Definitely worth taking the time to listen.

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    bg 12-07-16
    bg 12-07-16
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    Not a very exciting or dramatic book and it even gets boring at times but good potential. Have to see how the next one goes!

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    "Dead on arrival"

    This was slower than molasses in January. Skip to others by this author , she is good

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