I am reading more and more cozies recently. I am slightly disappointed however, that even amateur detectives
who though amateur do have a basic understanding of detecting seem to go headlong into places and events where
a bit more careful planning should precede. Francesca, our main character in this story is one of them.
It leads me to have doubts on the story though this story was interesting enough.
Francesca caters very successfully for various events. When she accidentally eavesdrops on a conversation during a
lunch between two ladies (and she cannot identify who they are), and when one of the ladies at the lunch dies of
mushroom poisoning a two week later her suspicions are aroused. She is joined in her madcap endeavor to discover who
the murderer is by the nerdy son of another of the ladies at the luncheon. He has joined in the search purely to exonerate
his mother who may fall under suspicion.
Following the two, and then another murder both Francesca and Adam know that the murderer is getting cornered and will
not hesitate to murder again. In this story the police detectives are notably absent other than an appearance or two.
The murderer found and all ends well.
Sent by Bookouture for a unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.
It does sound a bit unrealistic, but then cozies often are, aren't they? That doesn't necessarily lessen the pleasure of reading them.ReplyDelete
I don't enjoy when characters act rashly, but I guess that's how some authors keep the story moving. :)ReplyDelete
Careful amateur detectives are often shown to be foolhardy and reckless, for the sake of the plot and the suspenseful drama. I often disagree with the impulsive actions of some of the main characters of such novels!ReplyDelete
I love cozies but haven't been reading as many. I want to get back to them!ReplyDelete