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Book Review: Murder Melts in Your Mouth by Nancy Martin

Posted by Ronnie on February 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I love reading cozy mysteries. These are mysteries that usually take place in a village or rural setting. No explicit sex scenes, very little or hopefully no cursing.

 I just finished this book and I found it to be an excellent read. I don't get a whole lot of time to read fiction, but when I do, I like settling down into a nice juicy mystery. Nothing too deep or depressing.

Murder Melts in Your Mouth by Nancy Martin is part of the Blackbird Sisters mystery series. I like Martin's writing style. Fast paced, funny, has you sitting on the edge of your seat and then cracking up laughing. This is the first book I read in a long time where I absolutely didn't want to put it down.

The protagonist is one of the Blackbird sisters. This is a zany family some of whom can't figure out if they are coming or going. A mom who will throw a party at a moment's notice whether it is appropriate or not, a sister who wants to wallow in luxury even though she has no money, another sister who wanted to party all night long but is starting to feel the affects of leading that kind of life, a dad who is a swindler and our main character, Nora Blackbird, our amateur sleuth.

I give this 5 stars.


What I'm Reading: Evan Blessed by Rhys Bowen

Posted by Ronnie on January 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 One of the members of my cozy mystery group suggested this author. I went to my local library and found Evan Blessed. This is part of the Constable Evans Mysteries. I am loving it!! I am a huge fan of cozy mysteries. Basically cozy mysteries are books that make me feel cozy while I am reading. There is always a murder or two to be solved. Often there is an amateur detective usually a woman who has to figure out who the murderer is. In this series, like the Hamish MacBeth series, the main character is a man, an officer of the law but not in a high ranking position.

The setting is in a cozy village and the main character usually lives in a cottage. I am mid-way through this book and it is wonderful. I am just as interested in getting to know the characters in the book as I am in finding out who the murderer is. There are no explicit sex scenes, spewing of profanity and the physical settings are usually calm places with beautiful scenes of nature.

This book takes place in a small town or village in Wales. Constable Evans is our protagonist and he is currently engaged to be married.