Sunday, November 15, 2009

shakespeare's christmas

Title: Shakespeare’s Christmas

Author: Charlaine Harris

Date Finished: November 15, 2009

Personal Book Count: 52 out of 100

Rating: 4 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: mystery

First Line: My situation was as surreal as one of those slo-mo nightmares Hollywood uses to pad B movies.

Summary: from the back cover-

“Lily Bard started over in the sleepy town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, where she works as a cleaning lady. But she's about to go back to where she came from - and where Lily goes, danger follows...

Determined to move beyond her violent past, Lily heads to her hometown of Bartley for her estranged sister's Christmas Eve wedding. But there is something in the air besides holiday cheer - murder.

The town's doctor and nurse have been bludgeoned to death - and Lily's detective boyfriend has followed an eight-year-old kidnapping case straight to Bartley. It just might have something to do with the murders ... and her sister's widower fiancé. With only three days before the wedding, Lily must work fast to clean up the messy case before her sister promises to love, honor, and obey a killer…”

Why did I pick this book? : was looking for a mystery at the library, and this one caught my eye.

Review: I was surprised to find a mystery that I enjoyed so much from the lady I think of as a vampire romance author. It was an interesting story plot, but not overly complex. There was a limited number of suspects. It moved along quickly and had enough action that it kept me involved and engaged. There were many subplots, and relationship plots that it didn’t need a ton of confusing characters, it still moved along smoothly and quickly. It was interesting enough that I would maybe go back and read one of the earlier books in the series, or maybe even try one of the vampire romances. ;)

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D

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