Saturday, August 10, 2019

Weekend Book Reviews

Knit One, Die Two by Peggy Ehrhart is the third book in the Knit and Nibble Mystery series.  Pamela's Knit and Nibble group has a new member, Caralee has joined to improve her knitting for a play she is in.  Caralee is not the most personable individual so when she dies mysteriously Pamela does not believe it is an accident.  I enjoy this series and loved the addition of the kittens.  The characters do come across as much older than they actually are.  My only dislike of the book was all of the filler of Pamela's meals.  It added nothing of interest to the book.  That aside the book was a fun, easy read.

The thirteenth book in the Trash 'n' Treasure Mystery series is Antiques Ravin'.  This is the first book I have read in the series, but I was easily able to follow along with the character and story.  Vivian is sheriff, and her daughter Brandy is her deputy/chauffeur with dog Sushi tagging along.  When bodies start piling up during an Edgar Allan Poe festival, Vivian, Brandy, and Sushi stay busy trying to sort out the varied victims and suspects.  This is a typical cozy mystery with a heavy dose of humor added.  It was fun if a bit silly at times and a nice change.  I will be looking for the other books in the series.

Death of a Wedding Cake Baker by Lee Hollis is the eleventh book in the Hayley Powell Mystery series.  I have read and enjoyed previous books in this series, but this one seemed a bit off.  Hayley's friend Liddy is getting married.  After the wedding cake baker is murdered, attempts are made on Liddy's life.  Several obvious story errors were made - more than just simple grammar.  Actions done by one character were attributed to a different character a few pages over among others.  I also had problems with Hayley's actions.  At times she was beyond reckless and other times completely gullible.  I felt like many of the characters should have been college age rather than grown women based on their actions.  I am looking forward to the series getting back on track for book twelve.

disclosure:  I received these e-books through NetGalley but was not otherwise compensated for these reviews.  All opinions are my own!

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