Nursery Crimes

Good Nursery Crimes By Ayelet Waldman is a Ebook Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day

Good Nursery Crimes By Ayelet Waldman is a Ebook Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace Her novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits was made into a film starring Natalie Portman Her personal essays and profiles of such public figures as Hillary Clinton have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal Her radio commentaries have appeared on All Things Considered and The California Report You can follow Ayelet on Facebook and Twitter Love and Treasure is available for purchase here.. Ayelet Waldman has given birth to a fresh new franchise with her Mommy Track mysteries Juliet Applebaum is smart, fearless, and completely candid about life as a full time mom with a penchant for part time detective work Sue GraftonA public defender turned stay at home mom, Juliet Applebaum is bored with playdates and trips to the park so near the end of her second p Ayelet Waldman has given birth to a fresh new franchise with her Mommy Track mysteries Juliet Applebaum is smart, fearless, and completely candid about life as a full time mom with a penchant for part time detective work Sue GraftonA public defender turned stay at home mom, Juliet Applebaum is bored with playdates and trips to the park so near the end of her second pregnancy, she gets off the mommy track to track down a murderer Juliet isn t too surprised when her feisty, tantrum throwing two year old daughter doesn t get into Hollywood s premier preschool but she s shocked and suspicious when the school s principal is killed in a hit and run accident Against the advice of her screenwriter husband, and with her rambunctious toddler in tow, Juliet heads to the local playground to dig up some dirt on a disgruntled studio executive whose daughter wasn t offered a place in the school But she has some surprising new suspects to consider when her investigation takes her into a seedy on line newsgroup and the most dangerous parts of the human heart Juliet is a lot like Elizabeth Peters s warm and humorous Amelia Peabody a brassy, funny, quick witted protagonist Houston Chronicle. Good Ebook Nursery Crimes I wanted to enjoy this book and usher on to a new series of fluffy mysteries. Alas, not as an enjoyable as I had hoped. The author is clearly attempting to write what she knows but it isn't as interesting as it could be. This feels more like a book about motherhood with a mystery thrown in rather than a mystery with a crime solving mother.Our protagonist is a heavily pregnant mother of a two year old. She is an Ivy League educated former attorney now stay at home mom. Her husband is a screen writer and the two of them have a loving a close relationship. While she and her husband are attempting to secure a spot for their precious monster Ruby at a top pre-school, they stumble across the murder of the director of the pre-school.A lot of this book is set up. It is setting the scene for the forthcoming series. However, I did not find our protagonist that likeable. The setting of LA and the mixing in of the Hollywood scene added a drop of interest but not enough. I also found (not that this is the author's fault per se) the use of technology in this book as attempting to be cutting edge. But this book was written/published in 2000. Her illustration of internet chatting and computer sleuthing was a might painful. Again not truly her fault given that a lot has happened in 11 years.This book was only ok. I am toying with the idea of reading the next in the series to see if her writing improves. I cannot say I was rushing to finish, the book was just short and very simple. I will say that the writer doesn't gloss over pains of pregnancy or childrearing - she states front and center that at times her daughter is hard to handle and being a stay at home mom is difficult.

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  1. Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace Her novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits was made into a film starring Natalie Portman Her personal essays and profiles of such public figures as Hillary Clinton have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal Her radio commentaries have appeared on All Things Considered and The California Report You can follow Ayelet on Facebook and Twitter Love and Treasure is available for purchase here.

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  1. I wanted to enjoy this book and usher on to a new series of fluffy mysteries Alas, not as an enjoyable as I had hoped The author is clearly attempting to write what she knows but it isn t as interesting as it could be This feels like a book about motherhood with a mystery thrown in rather than a mystery with a crime solving mother.Our protagonist is a heavily pregnant mother of a two year old She is an Ivy League educated former attorney now stay at home mom Her husband is a screen writer and t [...]


  2. Part of my 5 Review Extravaganza youtube watch v UEuM6Featured in my Top 20 Books I Read in 2017Hilarious and exciting all the way through, with a wonderful protagonist that s both kickass and very relatable It s a cocktail novel, it goes down sweet as honey but packs some punch in a few dark ish pages Even if you see the ending coming which you might , the laughs and the off beat mother musings than make up for that.


  3. This book was so incredibly predictable I called every turn that was in this book The author tries to be funny and witty but comes off as dumb I actually ended up throwing this book at the wall when I was done because I was hoping that it would not end the way I suspected it wouldwhich it did.


  4. Well, since Sue Grafton approved I had to read it The mystery itself was rather weak but the heavily pregnant detective with a toddler in tow was fun It would definitely be hard to go from being a public defender to a mother of two Instead of losing her mind or maybe because she already has lost her mind she becomes a detectivewill look good on her resume at some point, I am sure Interaction with her whole family was entertaining and the writing style is easy to read and focussed I enjoyed this [...]


  5. I have always been a fan of Independent bookstores and when I found this book on the shelf, it caught my attention from the start I had not heard of the author before but after reading the first page I knew it was going to be a hoot And I will tell you, it did not disappoint This is a great debut to what I think will be a fun filled series Juliet Applebaum and her little girl Ruby are the star of this book Juliet is pregnant again, she is full time mom and amatuer slueth on the side when murder [...]


  6. I usually love cozy mysteries but I draw the line at a heavily pregnant mom going around trying to solve a murder and almost getting herself killed in the process.


  7. Nursery Crimes by Ayelet Waldman Mommy Track Series 1 Juliet Applebaum is a stay at home mom who used to be a public defender Being a stay at home mom isn t always her cup of tea, but she s trying to make it work With a new baby on the way and her daughter almost 3 years old, Juliet and her husband attempt to enroll their precocious daughter in a prestigious Hollywood preschool While it s no real shock that rambunctious Ruby doesn t get in, it is a shock when the preschool s director is run down [...]


  8. The subtitle A Mommy Track Mystery caught my eye because I ve been on the mommy track a long time I should be able to relate to this detective than those in other mysteries, right At times I could relate to her, especially during her interactions with her daughter, Ruby The problem is that this book just wasn t very good I gave it two stars but it really deserved only 1 1 2 The biggest problem, and it s a big one for a mystery, is that the mystery wasn t engaging, or interesting, or even much o [...]


  9. The 1st in the Mommy Track Mystery series With Sue Grafton s endorsement of Kinsey Millhone would approve I just had to pick it up It was a good read It was interesting to read her take on going from a career to a stay at home mom You won t read stuff like this in any parenting magazine, Anyone who tells you that having a child doesn t completely and irrevocably ruin your life is lying As soon as that damp little bundle of poop and neediness lands in your life, it s all over Everything changes Y [...]


  10. I give you the extensive notes I made about this earlier 1 The one about the preschool principal Okay, sometimes it can be hard figuring out which book is which in a series, so that s why I noted 1 Thanks for addressing that, by the way But preschool principal Whatever The fun thing about Waldman s mysteries isn t the mystery It s the interaction between the mother, the father, the baby, and society In the write what you know vein, Waldman has a new mother trying to decide whether or not to stay [...]


  11. I ve read a few of this series and they were unusual, well focused and just right for someone with kids, who can t concentrate on too many plot twists and levels of detail for long The amateur sleuth has been a public defender but now she s a stay home mother who is looking for preschools, attending play dates and funerals and all kinds of things that women do instead of being at work She still can t help investigating crimes and in this book a pre school owner has been run over The kids are pre [...]


  12. This is not really a cozy, but like a chick lit book with a mystery plot Juliet s skill set seems rather contrived and the concept of a heavily pregnant, ex public defender tracking down criminals because she s bored with the mommy track seems unlikely to connect with the public The supporting characters so important in a series, whether it s books or television lack the quirk factor and none of them are particularly interesting The insider stuff relating to Peter s career as a screenwriter won [...]


  13. It was cute i liked it well enough, but it s not going to win anything or go down as a best read ever I read it in a few hours, it moved quickly My problem with it will be a spoiler so I won t explain, but ultimately I find the authors close mindedness of relationships to be frustrating and judgmental.


  14. Well written, but this author just annoys me The main character is so clearly auto biographical and the author clearly thinks highly of herself Blech I am also reading a memoir she wrote and it can be hard to tell them apart For someone who decries the idea of parents judging each other, she is awfully sure that she is doing the best possible job.


  15. Another cozy , which I hate to think I m reading The book is well written even though I believe the premise is too much What 8 month pregnant woman, with a 2 yr old is going to chase murderers Despite all that I like the main character, and the way she deals with her kids and husband.


  16. I am quitting on this book about 2 3 into it It s far too stupid to finish, and I m reselling it to Half Price tomorrow, along with the other Mommy Track books I picked up there in anticipation of these being the least bit interesting to read.


  17. After I finished this book I was left wondering about the main character s motivations than the murder s motivation What kind of woman puts herself in that much danger when she s 8 months pregnant The mystery was obvious, the characters annoying and child services needed to be involved.



  18. It was kind of fun to read a murder mystery where the investigator is a pregnant mom Especially after all those books where the glamorous detective is out staking vampires until 2 am and then is awakened at 5 am by a werewolf trying to attack her and then stays up all day running around town investigating her client s mysterious disappearance and Reading those books makes me so tired these days I m like EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP YOU NEED THEM So this was refreshing I stayed up a little too late inves [...]


  19. This was a re read for me After the last book I read, The End of Everything by Megan Abbott, I needed a book that was not as demanding to read I had issues with The End of Everything This book is the beginning of a series but it was not exactly a cozy There were not a lot of suspects to choose from but the detective and her family are very appealing and I enjoyed this re read I won t go out of my way to find the next in the series but will check my local library to see if the next in the series [...]


  20. I love mysteries written by women with main characters who are just every day people that accidentally get involved in solving a mystery And that s what this is Nothing deep, life changing or anything like that Just a fun quick read with a reasonable plot and a few funny moments.


  21. I bought this because I enjoyed Waldman s writing in Red Hook Road I found Juliet Appelbaum, the main character, endearing although I wondered if her husband was a little too accomodating I liked the dual plot lines of her anxiety that alternated between Juliet adapting to becoming a stay at home mother and solving the crime The mystery was OK although I thought it was reasonably easy to guess who did it but I m not sure that particularly spoilt my enjoyment of the novel I will try the next book [...]


  22. I will meet this author on Friday, so wanted to read at least one of her books, if possible Definitely not high literature, but quite enjoyable, and some nice musings about mother child issues I particularly like the fact that she realizes she needs to truly appreciate and enjoy her child children if she continues to work as a full time mommy And she battles with herself regarding her desire and need to be useful in the outside world and her desire and need to raise her daughter Although the mys [...]


  23. By Ayelet Waldman, wife of Michael Chabon, and author in her own right Discovered this series while tracking down book group questions for Kavalier Clay An entertaining quick read Not too heady, not too involved, but kept me interested and up late Quick summary Juliet, former attorney now home with a two year old and 8 months pregnant, decides to investigate a murder I admit I figured out who did it about 1 2 way through the book but it was still amusing to finish the book Another series Yippee


  24. This book is a decent murder mystery with likeable characters, but my favorite aspect is the protagonist s ambivalence about motherhood While she loves her child, she often gets frustrated and misses her childless existence I ve read few books that are so honest about the heavy price that mothers pay for having children, so I truly appreciate Waldman s willingness to reveal that being a mother is NOT constant joy and fulfillment Anyone could enjoy this series, but I think mothers who have been p [...]


  25. I heard the author speak at a conference and was totally charmed by her enough to take a break from my regularly scheduled reading and pick up the first in her series of mommy track mysteries What can I say Great literature, it ain t It is a murder mystery, and follows the usual conventions of the genre But the protagonist is fresh and smart and sassy and also sweet I mean, where else are you going to read about a woman who is 8 months pregnant and decides to investigate the murder of her toddle [...]


  26. Juliet Applebaum is bored Public defender turned stay at home mom, Juliet craves a little excitement, or at least some intellectual stimulation Well, she certainly gets what she wants when the director of Hollywood s premier preschool is killed After only meeting the victim once, Juliet makes it her business to conduct a murder investigation and become entangled where she shouldn t be And did I mention that she s pregnant Super easy reading on a Saturday afternoon.


  27. I thought this was a fun mystery type book, and I really loved the main character, but I was a tiny bit annoyed with how much she hated being a stay at home mom I mean, she could have enjoyed the chase while not simultaneously complaining about how boring it is to play with her kid I have high hopes for this not being a focal point in other books though, so I am definitely going to try in the series In the long run, it was a cute, fun, quick read, which is a favorite kind of mine.


  28. I listened to an interview with the author on NPR and decided to check her books out from the library I am really enjoying this series It s been a long time since I wanted to read a book instead of going to sleep when the baby goes down for the night It s lighthearted though a murder mystery and funny in the sense like that is soo true I m not much for the mystery genre, but I am enjoying her writing style.


  29. Overall, this book was funny and engaging However, I read this book after reading a series of Christian authors whose writing is very clean and inspiring So the scattered curse words and intimate scenes scattered throughout the book was a little shocking to my senses I loved the author s humorous description of pregnancy woes, especially the squeezing down the isle scene I read it three times it was so funny and so true


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