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review 2017-09-14 16:10
Agatha Christie The Body in the Library
The Body in the Library - Agatha Christie

This is my first Miss Marple book and I was a wee disappointed that she wasn't in it more. I haven't read a "cozy" murder mystery in a really long time, if ever, and it was a lot slower than I am used it. It was really good though and I was quite surprised at the end when the murderer was revealed. I will have to go back and add the first Miss Marple book to my want to read list.

 

I get to cover my second bingo square! I am using this one for Cozy Mystery.

 

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text 2017-09-11 22:17
Reading progress update: I've read 67 out of 191 pages.
The Body in the Library - Agatha Christie

A little slow going but I haven't read a tame murder mystery in a while. I'm used to horrific violence being described in gory detail. I quite like the mystery though! I could either use this for a locked room mystery or a cozy mystery. I think I am going to go with the later.

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review 2017-08-26 03:05
Fast paced and action packed
This Body Won't Break: Part 1 (The O-Neg... This Body Won't Break: Part 1 (The O-Negative Series) - Lea McKee

I received a copy of this book to review from Netgalley. 
Wow. This Body Won't Break had me tearing through the pages as the first chapter starts off with a bang and the pacing only gets faster. You won't be able to put this one down. Right from the start the book is intriguing and mysterious, it only takes a few pages before the author has you hooked for an intense ride. Lea McKee does a fantastic job setting a tense and anxious tone helping convey that something is clearly wrong with where the orphans are being sent. The brevity of this book is perfect for the pacing and leaves the reader anxious for the next installment in the series. I wanted more, but the length was good because it didn't bog down a fast paced novel with unnecessary details.

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review 2017-07-28 07:32
Body in the Bayou (Cajun Country Mystery, #2)
Body on the Bayou - Ellen Byron

The writing could be a little bit tighter, but as it is, this was a good cozy mystery that kept me reading pretty much non-stop.

 

The start was a little slow, and the writer forced the reader to endure a romantic conflict a la tortured silence that I could have done without and she drove me crazy with all the silly euphemisms for swearing, but the ending had me reaching for the kleenex.  That last page bumped my rating up to the full 4 stars both because it was touching and unexpected without being at all overplayed.  

 

The mystery plotting was well done; I was inclined at first to criticise the author for taking the route of fingering the least involved character, but thinking about it, the clues were there and I just didn't put them together.  My bad, not hers.

 

A fun cozy with a heart warming sweet side, a little zaniness, and a pretty good murder mystery.

 

 

Total pages:  310

$$: $6.00   

(Lots of crying on the pages; a little teariness off the pages.)

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review 2017-07-25 17:39
The Body in the Library
The Body in the Library - Agatha Christie

I´ve got to admit, I admire Miss Marple´s deductive skills. I wouldn´t be able to solve a single one of her cases (even if there were enough clues to work with). Sitting in a corner, knitting and listening and watching closely what´s going on around her, that how she does it. Yet with this book, I was puzzled by the ending. Not only because I didn´t see that ending coming, but mainly because I can´t believe how someone can come up with such an intricate murder plot in the first place. The murder is a criminal mastermind, but not nearly smart enought to outwit Miss Marple.   

 

Overall I enjoyed this mystery with it´s twist and turns, but it´s not my favorite Christie, mainly because I was a tad bored by the beginning of the novel.

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