The animals definitely were the best part of the book, and I'm not sure what that says about the human characters the author created. Maybe they'll be further developed in future books, which I may or may not read, as my interest in reading another one is waning, as more time passes.I did have quite a few laughs mainly at the antics of Thaddeus the parrot. Without the assortment of pets, I doubt I would have finished the book.
Is it typical to "introduce" the next murder at the end of the current book.in the course of reading a few hundred of them.
That she and Mack will marry and live happily ever after?I can guess how the last book in the series will end - too cosy for comfort!
Glad you got another copy, so you can join the October read.I have probably given away my copy of next month's book, but I've purchased a secondhand copy - so off we go again. I'm interested in my own reaction to reading a Nikki French book a second time.
Hm......Wasn't there a nice attorney (friend or brother of Mack) who will help her get all her riches back from her almost ex-husband and his new girlfriend? Sorry, I've forgotten the story already! I must read it again!
Kinda-sorta, but there are usually several kinks along the way, and sometimes one love interest drops out and is replaced by another. Depends on the author. But the best love-interest in cozies, for my money, is Fortune and Carter of the "Miss Fortune" series. Now, THERE's a match made...somewhere!
This sums up cozy mysteries in general and this book in particular. There are some cozy mystery series that make me look forward to the next installment and be willing to pay for it, e.g., the Magical Cats series by Sofie Kelly, the Second Chance cat mysteries by Sofie Ryan, or the Joe Grey books by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. This wasn't one of them, because I didn't care for the human characters, and the story lines were way too unrealistic even for a cozy mystery. However, it was a good distraction, a quick read that didn't require any concentration, the animals were very entertaining, and the series was free. Some of the cozy mystery series are so bad that I don't even finish the first book.Yeah, there's a Nancy Drew quality to most cozy mysteries, and I've decided one thing in the course of reading a few hundred of them...Small towns and villages are LOADED with dead bodies! Beats all I've ever seen. That, and women whose marriages have ended for whatever reason who move back home to start a business (or whatever). But there are a LOT of divorced and widowed women in these towns, too.
This wasn't one of the best I've read, but it wasn't one of the worst, either.
I like trying to figure out the whodunnits, but this one didn't seem to even make the suspects that suspicious.I can never guess who did it though!
Sorry you didn't care for it Mia6 , but at least it was free, so you're not out anything, other than a bit of your time.I only read a few chapters. Didn't care for it but I tried.
Loved the animals. And free was good.However, it was a good distraction, a quick read that didn't require any concentration, the animals were very entertaining, and the series was free.
Aww....no worries rubes..we all have different tastes and I've had a rough time lately with COVID19 lockdown-itis, flare-ups of my condition, so I'm been rereading books that I love. I know these people, and like to stick with familiar genres and authors, at least