Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Plum Deady - Cute But...

Plum Deadly

Plum Deadly
by Joyce and Jim Lavene
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.27

3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars -.Cute But..., September 17, 2013

This review is from: Plum Deadly (Paperback)
If you are a fan of Joanne Fluke Joanne Fluke Christmas Bundle: Sugar Cookie Murder, Candy Cane Murder, Plum Pudding Murder, & Gingerbread Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen) Diane Mott Davidson Fatally Flaky (Culinary Mysteries) or even Cleo Coyle On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mysteries, No. 1) this new series may be your cup of tea. However, it will take a reader a bit of perseverance before they get to anything more than a constant rehash of the problems suffered by one of the main protagonists Maggie.

This was a first novel in a series and it shows the author setting up for the rest of the series. It is clever ploy but sort of takes away from the main story. One of the sub-plots didn't conclude and I don't know if it was an oversight by the author, or the plot will be taken up again in one of the up-coming books. To let the reader hang like this was a bit unfair of the author.

If you read past the 50%, mark the story does become quite interesting and the set up for the next novel, has seen to it that I will be in line to pick up the next book.

This is 'cozy' reading at its best and not so best.*ARC SUPPLIED BY PUBLISHER*

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