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review 2016-12-01 04:16
Haunted Is Always in Fashion (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #4) by Rose Pressey
Haunted Is Always in Fashion (A Haunted Vintage Mystery) - Rose Pressey

 

 

 

As the owner of It’s Vintage, Y’All in Sugar Creek, Georgia, Cookie Chanel has agreed to share her expertise with author Juliana McDaniel.

 

But on her way to town, Juliana is shot dead, and that was all she wrote.

 

Cookie picks up the thread of the story with help from her psychic cat and a couple of inquisitive ghosts.

 

To unmask this killer, she’ll have to lift the lid on family secrets and hidden motives—because she might wind up getting capped herself if she doesn’t cloche this case . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totally adorable I love the friendships between the ghosts, the cat and Cookie.

There's a lot of heart involved in this book but there's so much comedy and light hearted fun as well.

At first I thought that the whole store owner turned PI kind of thing was a little silly but it was entertaining enough and in a book like this anything can happen.

Cookie was great. She's likeable and tends to get herself in more trouble than she gets out of which is endearing.

There is so much to like about this story, I highly recommend it!

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Pressey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

 

 

Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley Publishing via Netgalley.

 

 

 

 

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review 2014-03-29 00:00
Freezer I'll Shoot (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery)
Freezer I'll Shoot - Victoria Hamilton This series just does absolutely nothing for me. I don't care for Jaymie. To me she's a bit of a milquetoast. This one didn't improve upon the 2nd one for me, so I'll be saying bye-bye to this series now.
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review 2014-02-23 06:20
A Veiled Deception - Annette Blair

This is my first Annette Blair book, so I'm not sure what to think about it or her. I know she has some interesting books out there that I want to read, but I'm not sure if this book was a good representation of all of them. This was like a slow moving train that once it picked up speed, it really got going. Now that the introductions are done, I'm curious to see what else happens.

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review 2014-02-19 05:24
Freezer I'll Shoot (Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, #3)
Freezer I'll Shoot - Victoria Hamilton

This series was on my 3 strikes list, and this was the third book.

 

The good news is that the plot was much better that the first two books; far more subtly crafted and the killer wasn't jumping-up-and-down obvious.  A mystery always gets props when I don't guess the killer before the protagonist does.

 

But otherwise, meh.  I only have lukewarm feelings for the MC, I pretty much dislike her love interest, Daniel, and the love intrigue, the Detective Zack Christian is intriguing and I'd love to read more about him, but the author is so lackadaisical about creating any tension between him and Jaymie that I can't generate any excitement about it.  It feels like her editor is forcing her to add Christian against her wishes, so she's doing the bare minimum.  Either that or she's going to string this out forEVER.  Who wants to wait that long?

 

I don't know if I'll pick up the next book or not; at this point, if my bookshelves become overwhelmed (again!) and I need to make space, I'm going to have a hard time resisting the urge to cull this series.  I'll definitely not pre-order the fourth book; I'll wait to see what others think before shelling out for it.

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review 2013-11-02 14:00
The Big Four by Agatha Christie
The Big Four - Agatha Christie

From Goodreads: Hercule Poirot is preparing for a voyage to South America. Looming in the doorway of his bedroom is an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust and mud. The man's gaunt face registers Poirot for a moment, and then he collapses. The stranger recovers long enough to identify Poirot by name and madly and repeatedly scribble the figure '4' on a piece of paper. Poirot cancels his trip. An investigation is in order. Fortunately, Poirot has the faithful Captain Hastings at his side as he plunges into a conspiracy of international scope -- one that would consolidate power in the deadly cabal known as 'The Big Four.'

 

Comments: This is only the second Hercules Poirot (and third Agatha Christie) book I've read. Had I encountered this Poirot first, I don't know if I would have read another.

 

I understand that Christie was trying something different with her great detective by pitting him against four masterminds. It shows that he is fallible -- he arrives at the wrong conclusions or he realizes, a shade too late, that he's made the wrong assumptions many times during the course of this book. They are always many steps ahead of Poirot and it's difficult for him to out-wit them. He confesses to Hasting that he doesn't play chess, and I think that's part of his problem.

 

Because of the way the book was plotted, I had a hard time believing that #4, the Englishman, could pull off all those impersonations -- especially if it was a long-term one. Giving Poirot a worthy adversary is a great idea, I just think it wasn't well executed. Though I didn't enjoy the plot, I still enjoyed Poirot and Hastings. I have a couple of her better-known Poirots and I'm looking forward to reading those.

 

Start: 4 January 2013

Finished: 8 January 2013

 

Disclaimer: I purchased this book.

 

(Cross-posted from my blog)

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