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by Matthew Head

Free eBook Devil in the Bush: Dr. Mary Finney #1 download ISBN: 1933397217
Author: Matthew Head
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem; 1st Printing edition (December 1, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 190
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
Size MP3: 1899 mb
Size FLAC: 1811 mb
Rating: 4.9
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This book was written in the early 1940's and while n the Felony and Mayhem cover part of the title is ' The First Dr. Mary Finney Mystery . Missionary Dr. Mary Finney arrives in the Belgian Congo, an American Miss Marple.

This book was written in the early 1940's and while n the Felony and Mayhem cover part of the title is ' The First Dr. Mary Finney Mystery ' inside to the book our heroine is called Miss Mary Finney . The characters acknowledge her degree but all refer to her as Miss. Nov 20, 2018 Jack Heath marked it as to-read. Shelves: category-mystery. Synopsis: one is uncertain what the mystery is, but it's there.

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Book in the Dr. World War II is raging, but in this dusty backwater of the Belgian Congo, the most pressing problem is finding a cold beer. That's the case at least for Hooper Talliaferro, a genial . government flunkey sent to Africa on a vague errand related to the war effort.

But along with Hooper arrives Dr. Mary Finney, a formidable missionary with both moral outrage and sleuthing skills to spare. The Devil in the Bush introduces Dr. Finney as a sort of blunt-spoken Yankee Miss Marple, with likable, lightweight Hooper as her faithful scribe.

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But along with Hooper arrives Dr. Finney as a sort of blunt-spoken American Miss Marple, with likable, lightweight Hooper as her faithful scribe. World War II is raging, but in this dusty backwater of the Belgian Congo, the biggest problem is finding a cold beer. That's the case, at least, for Hooper Taliaferro, a . government gofer sent to Africa on a vague errand related to the war effort. What he finds at the failing Congo-Ruizi plantation won't help.

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1945) (The first book in the Dr. Mary Finney series) A novel by Matthew Head. April 2017 : USA Paperback. What he finds at the failing Congo-Ruizi plantation won't help the Allies much.

Matthew 1:19 is the nineteenth verse of the first chapter in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament. It is part of the description of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. Joseph has found Mary to be pregnant and in this verse considers leaving her. The original Koine Greek, according to Westcott and Hort, reads: ιωσηφ δε ο ανηρ αυτης δικαιος ων και μη θελων αυτην. ειγματισαι εβουληθη λαθρα απολυσαι αυτην.

World War II is raging, but in this dusty backwater of the Belgian Congo, the most pressing problem is finding a cold beer. That's the case at least for Hooper Talliaferro, a genial U.S. government flunkey sent to Africa on a vague errand related to the war effort. What he finds at the failing Congo-Ruizi plantation won't help the Allies much. Like colonialism itself, the owner is dying of a slow poison, and neither his bitter wife nor the plantation manager can muster the energy to care. But along with Hooper arrives Dr. Mary Finney, a formidable missionary with both moral outrage and sleuthing skills to spare.
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Winawel
It's a mystery to me how anyone could resist the quirky charm of this mystery, set in 1943 and first published in 1945.

The narrator is an ingenuous young American botanist named Hooper Taliaferro, who urges people to call him Hoop. He's been employed by the U.S. Government to inspect agricultural stations in the Congo in search of new sources for commodities that became scarce in wartime. Hoop finds the small station at Congo-Ruzi poorly managed and in bad shape.

But the people there are an odd and interesting bunch, including a dissipated alcoholic, the French hottie married to his brother, a sweet young Belgian girl desperate for a husband, a handsome but lazy botanist with exotic pets, a missionary spinster, a lady missionary doctor, and the natives, who still wear feathers and carry spears.

The missionary doctor, Miss Mary Finney, is fifty, overweight, homely -- and the only one among them capable of investigating the two suspicious deaths that happen during Hoop's visit. Hoop plays Watson to her Sherlock. Miss Finney's brusque manners and secretive methods are a constant source of annoyance for Hoop and amusement for the reader.

The author accurately portrays the racism in Colonial Congo. But I sensed his underlying sympathy for the natives. They certainly come off far better than some of the whites.

The Devil in the Bush is exotic and humorous, with perplexing murders and an element of tragedy. I recommend it to fans of vintage mysteries.
Gindian
World War II is raging and young government flunkey, Hooper Taliaferro, finds himself on a mission out in the boonies of the Belgian Congo. He is supposed to be dealing with the owner of the Congo-Ruizi plantation, but when he gets there he discovers that the owner is dead. At first thought to be death by disease, the true cause of death is poison. Who would want to poison André de l'Andréneau? At first Hooper doesn't seem overly concerned about it; this young man tends to be interested in other things:

"The first thing I always wonder about new people is what they manage to do for a living and how they arrange their sex life, because it seems to me that those two activities plus sleep and a movie or two account for most people's twenty-four hours a day."

It doesn't take long for Hooper to run into Dr. Mary Finney, a Yankee version of Miss Marple. She likes the amiable young man, but has no illusions of his powers of deduction: "You're a nice kid, Hoopie," Mary Finney told me, "but you're blind as a bat. I'll tell you when it's time." Finney has strong opinions about everyone and everything. She's convinced she knows what really happened, and she sets about to prove it.

The Devil in the Bush was originally published in 1945, and as a depiction of life in the Belgian Congo at that time, I did enjoy it. However, the plot was too derivative of Conan Doyle and Christie, and the two main characters were two-dimensional. Perhaps I've been reading too many mysteries lately that are very complex, but The Devil in the Bush was a Wham! Bam! Thank you, ma'am! piece of crime fiction that really didn't satisfy.
Celak
Writing was good but a bit cerebral for my tastes-slow plot development. Some good twists to the plot but some characters a bit two dimensional.
Anayanis
Enjoyed reading this book.
Mave
Written and set in a time that saw women with less options in the world than they eventually attained, and when the "N" word was freely used to describe "the natives," this was an okay story, bolstered by being set in a locale not often written about, which helped keep this reader's interest. The writing was easy and the plot not too taxing. I read a mapback version which included the layout of the jungle outpost the killings take place in, which helped a bit.