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This past weekend, I went to Atlanta to work at a homeschool convention with my friend. I spent a lot of time on airplanes and hanging out at airports. What better activity than reading, right? I read in airports, sitting outside at airports, and on planes. In fact, I had so much time to read that I read an entire book. So, I thought I’d start my week out by telling you about it . . .
About the Book
Who’s Killing Walt Disney World Cast Members?
When Imagineering apprentice Tommy Boyd is found face-down in the waters of the Jungle Cruise, the evidence points to mild-mannered Josh, a Cast Member in Fantasyland. But Josh didn’t do it.
With Disney security closing in, Josh must unravel the devilish (and very Disneyish) riddles left by the murderer as clues.
The trail leads Josh from the Jungle Cruise and the Haunted Mansion to the other Disney World theme parks, both backstage and on the rides themselves, and then to a thrilling climax at Fantasmic!, where Josh and the murderer face their final battle high atop Mickey’s island.
Written by a former Disney World VIP Tour Guide, Murder in the Magic Kingdom is brimming with backstage action, Disney trivia, and plenty of foul play.
About the Author
Annie Salisbury spent 1,164 days at The Walt Disney World Resort and probably ate about 7,000+ corn dog nuggets from Casey’s Corner in The Magic Kingdom. In contrast, she has never eaten a Turkey Leg. Her favorite attraction always has been, and always will be, The Haunted Mansion. She still remembers what it was like before the invention of FastPass, and thinks of that time as the good old days.
She has a fancy degree in Film & Television and looks forward to using it one day. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her family, where she is enjoying her newly earned non-Disney Look freedom. Annie would like to thank her fishy, her buddy, her princess, and Scotty.
She is the author of The Ride Delegate, also available from Theme Park Press.
Heidi Says . . .
If you’ve been a reader of my book reviews for any length of time, then you probably know that I’m a real stickler for good editing. I found several issues in this book. But, rather than get turned off and give up on it, I was intrigued enough by the storyline to keep reading. I love a good mystery and one that takes place in my beloved Magic Kingdom . . . well, that just kept my interest!
I feel that it’s only fair to say that there are several places in this book where swear words are used. Personally, I would prefer if they had been left out. They certainly didn’t enhance the storyline any, and actually felt sort of “slapped in.” Again, it wasn’t enough to turn me off from reading ’til the end.
While my two “cons” for this book are editing errors and bad language, my “pros” list exceeds them with a good/interesting storyline, great setting, interesting characters, and an unsuspected ending. These things all make a great mystery story and would cause me to pick up another book by this author to see what she might come up with next.
If you’re interested in Murder in the Magic Kingdom, you can read some excerpts from the book over at the Theme Park Press website. You can also find out about other books by this author, as well as many more new books being added to the line-up at Theme Park Press. There’s sure to be something to interest you!
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