Thursday, January 05, 2012

Honeymoon with Murder

Title: Honeymoon with Murder

Author: Carolyn G. Hart

Date Finished: December 30, 2011

Personal Book Count: 47 out of 75

Rating: 4 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: mystery

First Line: Jesse Penrick didn't miss much on his solitary nocturnal rambles.

Why did I pick this book?: next in the series.

Summary and Review: taken from goodreads-

Mystery Bookstore owner Annie Laurance is well-acquainted with murder, but she never imagined one taking place on her honeymoon! A marvelous spoof of New Age mumbo jumbo by an author whose work has been compared to that of Agatha Christie.”

This one was great. I love all the references the author packs into each novel. It shows the author is a huge fan of a wide variety of mystery novels herself. I was a little put off when I realized that the wedding was going to take place in the book (as opposed to in between them), but the author pulled it off well. The wedding took place in the beginning of the book, and really didn't have anything to do with the mystery, but was nicely worked in. I can't imagine wanting to do anything less on my honeymoon, but with Annie, I can't imagine anything more appropriate. I love that Max always has Annie’s back, and pitches in to help in his own way. I like that Henny jumps in and takes over the investigation, without taking over the story, by doing her own thing, and popping up on occasion as different novel sleuths. This novel was one that was 'solvable', by following clues and paying attention. And you know I love that type of book. Annie does get away with a lot, by justifying it as solving a mystery. And she takes risks that I don't think anyone would really take, at least by themselves. (Why couldn’t she take her new cute hubby along with her?) But all in all a pleasurable read, and a good way to spend the Christmas holidays. :)

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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