Flowering Judas

Flowering Judas

Flowering Judas Twelve years ago Chester Morton disappeared from his hometown in Mattuck New York leaving no trace and never to be heard from again For the past twelve years his mother has kept the search for her

  • Title: Flowering Judas
  • Author: Jane Haddam
  • ISBN: 9781429971935
  • Page: 217
  • Format: ebook
  • Twelve years ago, Chester Morton disappeared from his hometown in Mattuck, New York, leaving no trace and never to be heard from again For the past twelve years, his mother has kept the search for her son alive paying for a billboard overlooking the local community college, putting up new flyers every week, hounding every law enforcement agency she can get to listen HerTwelve years ago, Chester Morton disappeared from his hometown in Mattuck, New York, leaving no trace and never to be heard from again For the past twelve years, his mother has kept the search for her son alive paying for a billboard overlooking the local community college, putting up new flyers every week, hounding every law enforcement agency she can get to listen Her determination has made his disappearance very high profile but it s also been damaging to her family, her children and to herself Now, Chester s body is finally found hanging from the very billboard that has been advertising his disappearance Chester s corpse, however, is recent meaning that Chester had been alive, somewhere, until very recently Under pressure and with limited resources, the local police turn to Gregor Demarkian a former FBI agent and a frequent consultant on such cases to try and unravel the truth buried within this very complex and tragic case and find out once and for all what really happened all those years ago.

    Flowering Judas and Other Stories Flowering Judas and Other Stories Titel der dt Ausgabe Blhender Judasbaum und andere Erzhlungen ist ein Erzhlband der amerikanischen Schriftstellerin Katherine Anne Porter , der erstmals erschienen ist. Flowering Judas by Katherine Anne Porter an Taking a cue from Judas who revealed Christ s identity to his persecutors with a kiss, Flowering Judas by Katherine Anne Porter, a short story published in , revolves around the theme of betrayal. Flowering Judas short story by Porter Flowering Judas, short story by Katherine Anne Porter, published in Hound and Horn magazine in It is the title story of Porter s first and most popular collection, which was published in the same year When the collection was reissued in , four stories were added to make a total of . Flowering Judas Summary SuperSummary Flowering Judas Summary SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Flowering Judas Summary eNotes In Flowering Judas, Laura, after teaching school and visiting Eugenio in prison, comes home to be warned by Lupe, the maid, that Braggioni is waiting for her. Flowering Judas by Katherine Anne Porter Katherine Anne Porter often spoke of her story Flowering Judas as the tale she liked best of all her stories because it came the nearest to what she meant it to be.

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    Oh my lord, I can't believe I finished this book. Those are days I'll never get back, especially when I could have saved myself the time and aggravation by just reading the epilogue. There were so many little things that drove me crazy, not only about the plot, but about the characters, as well. Like why would a former FBI agent, who seemingly had all his facilities, have a driver? How did he come up with the stunning conclusion about the murder-suicide, the only other tragic crime that happened [...]

    I love this series -- I probably couldn't tell you the mysteries, but I want to live in Gregor Demarkian's neighborhood and hang around with his friends.

    Surprisingly very good! Kept me guessing until the very end literally! LOL I did not see that coming

    It's been a while since I read one in this series; I enjoyed this, though I would suggest starting this series from the beginning. The mystery here involves a 12-year disappearance, the discovery of two suspicious deaths-one body hanging from a billboard, and one set bones of an infant.I do like the way the author fleshes out her characters. There are always 2 stories in her Demarkian books: the primary mystery itself, and the goings-on in Gregor Demarkian's (largely Armenian) Cavanaugh Street n [...]

    I think this is the first book I have ever read featuring Armenian Americans. In fact, the author's name is really Orania Papazoglou. Apparently many people know Flowering Judas is a kind of tree since there are several books with this same title.This is really a thinking person's mystery. While there are many possibilities, the story has to be decided the way it is. There are no other alternatives. The description of Mattatuck's governing body sounds like a lot of small towns trying to hold ont [...]

    I've been reading the Gregor Demarkian series since like forever and Jane Haddam can't crank them out fast enough for me.Over the years I've gotten attached to the many characters in the books and one may be about to die a natural death -- he is 100. There is always so much happening in these books that you must concentrate and as usual it all comes together in the end. Can't put it down once you start

    Haddam is on her stride here--the mystery is intricate and difficult to unscramble. Gregor and Bennis remain happily married, and a new character--a driver--is introduced who I hope will come back in future books.

    Jane Haddam consistently comes up with a new plot twist for her mysteries. The characters are great and she keeps you wondering who did it all the way through the book. One of my favorite authors!

    2* I have just finished some very strong audiobooks which puts anything that follows in a difficult position. I had passed on one book and when I was having trouble getting into this one too, thought maybe I was just in one of my moods. So I slugged on. But I was not impressed. I was having trouble with the writing and certainly with the characters who I did not find to be at all believable, and the dialogue which was often stilted and seemed more an attempt to move the plot along than true dial [...]

    Flowering Judas has to be one of the best in the Gregor Demarkian series! Chester Morton disappeared 12 years ago in the town of Mattatuck, NY.His mother Charlene has never given up hope that he will be found, putting up billboards and fliers all over the town. One day, a yellow backpack like the one he disappeared with is found at a construction site with the skeleton of an infant inside.d then Chester Morton's body is found hanging from a billboard looking for him! Local law enforcement needs [...]

    Hmm.ProsGood mystery. Good audio narrator.ConsF word like crazy in a couple chapters. Went on and on.Anytime the author has a character explain the entire case in detail to another character at the end of the book, you can tell the author isn't even sure their book had a solid story. In this case, the author did, and this summary just made the story go on and on even more than necessary.

    A little extra on the gruesome side this time, Gregor sifts through many odd and sundry clues to find out how in the world someone could die 12 years late.

    “The first person to see the body hanging from the billboard on Mattatuck Avenue was Haydee Michaelman, and she wasn’t paying attention….Later, Haydee would wonder why everybody had managed to miss that thing up there. She wouldn’t wonder for long. It was “The Billvoard,” after all. It was that big sign asking if you’s seen Chester Ray Morton. It had been up there for twelve years. Nobody looked at it twice anymore.”Once Haydee brought the body to everyone’s attention, it becam [...]

    Chester Morton disappeared twelve years ago, but his mother never gave up hope he would be found. He turns up, but dead and hanging from a billboard. In this twisty mystery, nothing can be taken at face value, and it takes someone like Gregor Demarkian to put the clues in the correct order. Red herrings are thrown in his path, and people are deliberately withholding vital information. Working backwards with the tenacity of a bulldog, Gregor uncovers the unlikely truth. Well plotted and well writ [...]

    Number 26 in the Gregor Demarkian of Philadelphia series.Once again, Demarkian is called into a small town, this one in New York State, to consult with the local police on a baffling death. At first, he’s just as happy to take the case, since Bennis, in the throes of remodeling a townhouse they’ve just bought at the end of Cavanaugh Street where they currently live, has covered every surface with samples--of carpeting, of bathroom fixtures, of counter surfaces, you name it. In order to take [...]

    This was a blast. My first foray into this author and the retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian. Full of wit, sly references to American icons and myth, for example: I grew up knowing Howard Johnson's as HoJo's the place you went to eat back then that the whole family could afford. Never really thought about anyone acutally staying there. And thus all the internal and vocal comments Gregor makes about HoJo's are wonderful. This was a very good read, and difficult to put down. AT first I thought I w [...]

    another reviewer said that this book is a real "thinking person's mystery" and they are completely right. The book is not action-packed, it's no thriller, but it relies on we the complex story of a mystery with many layers. The best part of this book was wondering about how will all be solved. I admit to being completely mystified as to what the answer would be the killer(s) would be and when it was revealed, it was very satisfying. Everything fit neatly together and I could see how the answer w [...]

    Twelve years ago, Chester Morton disappeared from his hometown in Mattuck, New York, leaving no trace and never to be heard from again. For the past twelve years, his mother has kept the search for her son alive—paying for a billboard overlooking the local community college, putting up new flyers every week, hounding every law enforcement agency she can get to listen. Her determination has made his disappearance very high profile but it’s also been damaging to her family, her children and to [...]

    Gregor Demarkian is asked to go to western NY state to help solve the mystery of Chester Morton, who disappeared 12 years ago and whose body is found dangling from a bulletin board, put up by his mother, saying, "Have you seen this man?" Many people are involved including "trailer trash", the Morton family - particularly Charlene, the mother - the police chief, the mayor, a community college teacher, a former girlfriend, a police officer, the skeleton of a baby, an Albanian construction company, [...]

    Chester Morton disappeared twelve years ago from the small town of Mattatuck, NY. His mother says she's sure he's dead, but is determined to keep looking until she finds his body. But when Chester turns up, he's newly dead, apparently by suicide. Why would he come back only to kill himself? The not-too-competent police don't want to have another twelve years of dealing with Chester's wealthy, determined mother Charlene, so they ask Gregor Demarkian to consult on the case, just so everyone knows [...]

    The reappearance of Chester throws his home town into turmoil. Chester disappeared as a teenager. He reappeared freshly hanged by the neck from his "Have you seen this boy?" poster.Gregor Demarkian is called in by the astonishingly incompetent local police force. Chester's crazy mother, his ex-girlfriend, his former trailer park neighbors, and his own paripetetic body disguise the frantic behind-the-scenes manipulations that have been going on from the time Chester disappeared.I took a special l [...]

    I could say, "Oh, Gregor Demarkian sets another small town in the Northeast straight", but that's kind of like saying, "Oh, Miss Marple solved another mystery in her small village". Yes, some of the mysteries seem the same, but Haddam fleshes them out, makes them interesting, and draws a person into the tale willingly.This one has a lot to do with family - those we're born into, those we create. Good families, bad families, families that learn to change with the times. At the same time, it's abo [...]

    Once I got past the Prologue, I enjoyed the story; but I was more interested in Gregor's family and friends than I was any of the people he met in Mattatuck. The case involves a man who's been missing for twelve years. Gregor is asked to consult when the man turns up hanging from a billboard in Mattatuck. All of the people involved, including the mayor and the chief of police, have their own secrets about their involvement with the dead man. Other deaths occur/have occurred, and Gregor has to de [...]

    Another Gregor Demarkian novel. This series is best read, I believe, in chronological order so that the reader can understand the development of the characters. I have been reading the series for years and always look forward to a new installment. The mysteries are not particularly fast-paced, but the plots are generally well crafted and the characters are enjoyable. I enjoy reading about the Armenian culture also. In Flowering Judas, in a sub-plot, the characters are dealing with the approachin [...]

    Out of the 3 novels I have read by Jane Haddam, this is definitely the best. There are likeable characters and I didn't know who the murderer was part-way through the novel (problems I had with the other 2 books). The premise is interesting and the plot intricate, which made it enjoyable to read. However, there was a little too much focus on Gregor's personal life for my taste. Sometimes it felt like the author was going off on a tangent with information that added little to the main storyline. [...]

    I listened to this book while I was driving, so part of my enjoyment of the book was the reader. He did a wonderful job with voices, and his cadence, inflections, and pace were great.I also enjoyed the mystery of the book. It had depth, and twists and turns, and false leads, and all the other trappings of a good mystery. I'm adding Gregor Demarkian to my list of favorite flawed "detectives" - with Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, Commissioner Guido Brunetti, and Detective Inspector John Rebus.

    This is my first Demarkian novel. Enjoyed it but wouldn't rush out to read one of the many titles in this series. While it takes place in the Northeast, it nevertheless has a very British feel to it. Was surprised to learn Haddam has a strong Greek heritage. This is a basic who-done-it with only implied violence and no sex. Some creative twists and a rather large cast of characters keeps it interesting. Shame on the publisher for the frequent typos in the text.

    OK, so I'm a murder mystery junkie and I like to find a detective I'm comfortable with and read the whole series. I enjoyed this installment as much as many others, but I was disappointed that Haddam resorted to including a horrific murder of an infant, like so many mystery authors these days. I just don't like it. I know, I'm perfectly willing to read about murders of adults, but I just can't stomach baby murders. It's just gratutious.

    Another new series I will probably try one more book to see if it's a bit better. This book was OK but it started out slow. The author introduced us to all of the characters involved in the mystery and I can tell you there were very few nice people in the bunch so I never got connected with anyone. This is #26 in the Gregor Demarkian series, so she probably assumed I was already a mad fan of his. Like I say I'll try one more.

    This is the first book I've read by this author, who has written 25 others featuring Armenian-American detective Gregor Demarkian. While I found the plot kind of dragged, the characters were well-drawn and compelling. The author's insights into Armenian-American and Albanian cultures was intriguing and I might read more of her books for that reason alone.

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