Tropical Issue Rita Geddes is a dyslexic make up artist whose appearance seems to change with the weather She is called to Johnson Johnson s apartment to fix the make up of the famous Natalie Sheridan However Johns

  • Title: Tropical Issue
  • Author: Dorothy Dunnett
  • ISBN: 9780143570455
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rita Geddes is a dyslexic make up artist whose appearance seems to change with the weather She is called to Johnson Johnson s apartment to fix the make up of the famous Natalie Sheridan However, Johnson, who is seemingly recovering from an accident, which turns out to be a murder attempt, is also present as is a mysterious figure seen by security outside of the apartmeRita Geddes is a dyslexic make up artist whose appearance seems to change with the weather She is called to Johnson Johnson s apartment to fix the make up of the famous Natalie Sheridan However, Johnson, who is seemingly recovering from an accident, which turns out to be a murder attempt, is also present as is a mysterious figure seen by security outside of the apartment What follows is murder, mystery and mayhem, with Johnson and his yacht Dolly at the centre.

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    1. Dorothy Dunnett says:

      Dorothy Dunnett OBE was a Scottish historical novelist She is best known for her six part series about Francis Crawford of Lymond, The Lymond Chronicles, which she followed with the eight part prequel The House of Niccol She also wrote a novel about the real Macbeth called King Hereafter 1982 , and a series of mystery novels centred around Johnson Johnson, a portrait painter spy.Excerpted from.Her New York times obituary is here.Dorothy Dunnett Society dorothydunnettFansite dorothydunnett



    2 thoughts on “Tropical Issue

    1. Well, hm.Page turner, good writing and exciting set pieces, great though somewhat unreliable narrator's voice, suitably quirky and well-drawn cast of characters, but it seemed to fall apart for me at the end due to a pile-up of a few too many twists and revelations and palmed cards. Ideally, such surprises should be greeted by the reader with an "Oh, wow!" not a "Say what?"I would have to read it again to see if it really all made as little sense as it seemed, which I am not quite on for just no [...]

    2. Dunnett's strength in this series is the interesting and unusual protagonists. This one is a makeup artist, with punk-styled hair, and dyslexia (along with an auditory processing disorder and also an odd tendency to use incorrect words in speech such as castle instead of campaign, etc).Rita is determined, highly independent and very good at her job. She has career ambitions, and won't be pushed around. Nor will she just let it lie when a good friend is murdered.Over-all a well told story, althou [...]

    3. Another treasure from Dorothy Dunnett. Rita Geddes, leading makeup artist, is extraordinary from the top of her spiky blue-and-orange hair to the tips of her clever fingers. Lovely white yacht Dolly will never be the same after taking feisty Rita aboard.We travel from London to Madeira to the Caribbean, trailing the badly shattered artist-yachtsman Johnson Johnson, an exotic photographer, an animal trainer plus parrots and gerbils, and the glamorous Curtis family, rich from making up the faces o [...]

    4. Having read all of Dorothy Dunnett's six-volume Lymond Chronicles, eight-volume House of Niccolo series and her standalone novel, King Hereafter, I suppose it was only a matter of time before I picked up one of her Johnson Johnson mystery novels. I wasn't entirely sure that I was starting with the right book, as Tropical Issue (originally titled Dolly and the Bird of Paradise – Dolly being the name of Johnson's yacht and the 'bird' being the female narrator of the story) was actually the sixth [...]

    5. Started out great, I love the modern 90s-woman detective. Short hair, spiky attitude, fierce fashion, really good at her job. Like Anabel Donald's Alex Tanner, like Stella Duffy's Saz Martin, like a whole bunch of 90s feminist private detectives that I'm only just learning about now. Then we reached approximately page 200 and the suspects were only just introduced, and it began to drag. Dunnett is best known for her sweeping historical fiction, and I think she forgot to leave the 'sweeping' at t [...]

    6. This book completely floored me. I knew that Dunnett was a masterful writer, adept at characterization, description, pacing, and plot. But I had no idea how versatile her tone was. In both the Lymond and the Niccolo books, she had a very erudite tone that aptly reflected the periods she wrote about. Apparently, she was a far more flexible writer than I had thought.Dolly and the Bird of Paradise begins, "To most of my clients, bifocal glasses are asthma. All those words are spelled correctly. I l [...]

    7. Loved it to bits, despite a) struggling to keep up with a wildly shifting plot, and b) Rita's dyslexia which meant she used wrong words for things and I didn't always pick up on it.Great character, definitely of the 80s - it confused me the first few times she mentioned striping her face, but apparently that was a thing. She's small and tough and deals with casual sexism in an odd but fair-enough kind of way. Did not guess the murderer and still am not entirely sure why they dunnit, but it was a [...]

    8. For me, Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles rate among Best Books Ever; I knew she had some mysteries but had never found them--then, thank heavens for Kindle. Alternatively titled "Tropical Issue." Love how she can hide the ball in plain sight and keep things from the reader w/o this reader feeling cheated. A fun book.

    9. This was the first of the Dolly/Johnson Johnson novels I read and I've lost count of how many times I've done so since. Which didn't prevent me feeling compelled to sit all day to devour it all over again, despite have half a memory of who were the baddies, who the goodies. Tension racks an already teasing story higher and higher with each succeeding page.

    10. Not sure if I will continue with the series. The main characters are interesting but it seems a little dated.

    11. Oh dear, totally different than the Lymond Chronicles but with typical Dunnett convoluted plotting and totally engrossing characters and humor. I laughed so hard in places my sides hurt. Other times I was totally blown away by the drama and danger.A Scottish make-up artist is hired by a high class journalist and goes from London to the West Indies in a convoluted murder/drug smuggling plot. She meets Johnson Johnson and his yacht Dolly.

    12. I decided to read all Ms Dunnett's Johnson Johnson books in order, which meant that I had to read this one first. I've read this one before, as Dolly and the Bird of Paradise, and enjoyed it. This time was no different. A great mystery, and even though I'd read it before - admittedly a while ago - I had no idea of who the bad guy(s) were or why they'd killed Kim-Jim.Recommended for fans of great mysteries and interesting characters.

    13. These mysteries are dated and maybe hard to find, but they are wonderful. I don't like mysteries, but I loed these.

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