First in the Renaissance Faire mystery series featuring craft apprentice and sleuth Jessie Morton. INCLUDES RENAISSANCE RECIPES AND FUN FACTS!Assistant professor Jessie Morton spends her summers at the Renaissance Village honing her skills and finding the lady, lord, or serf whodunnit. This... show more
First in the Renaissance Faire mystery series featuring craft apprentice and sleuth Jessie Morton. INCLUDES RENAISSANCE RECIPES AND FUN FACTS!Assistant professor Jessie Morton spends her summers at the Renaissance Village honing her skills and finding the lady, lord, or serf whodunnit. This summer Jessie is the apprentice to Mary Shift, a basket-maker with a dark past as well as incredible weaving skills. One day a man is bid a deadly fare-thee-well with Mary?s signature weave around his neck. It?s up to Jessie to spring Mary from the stocks of the Myrtle Beach police station. Yet innocence is hard to prove in a place where there?s a fine line between reality and good theater?and history is bound to repeat itself.
Pages no: 259
Edition language: English
Series: A Renaissance Faire Mystery (#1)
Being set at a renaissance fair, this set itself apart from a lot of the other mysteries. Jessie being the name of the main character and I was all set! (Jessie is my youngest sister's name). This ended up being disappointing. I really didn't like Jessie and found her to be judgmental and immature. ...
I couldn't get past the fifth chapter. The main character was absolutely appalling and while I liked Chase, I couldn't understand why it happened so fast and why in the world he could like her.Also, the mystery seemed pretty flimsy and maybe it was just me but the names were all very hokey.
The first 100 pages took me almost a week to read while the final 70 took me but a small part of a Saturday afternoon. I blame the first person narration for many of the books shortcomings. I actually found myself using a piece of scrap paper to highlight the book's cons as I read for fear that I ...
This is one of those books where the concept is very interesting, but I felt that it sort of failed when it came to execution and getting the facts/setting right. The setting is a Ren Faire--a permanent one. While there may be permanent Renaissance Faires in existence, all the ones I know of (at lea...