I enjoy the Jane Stuart series. Crushing Crystal was another good one. The plot moved along well and the mystery was engaging.
In short this sixth novel in the series follows the same formula as the earlier novels in the series. The most obnoxious, meddlesome, vile character loved by a couple and hated by many is killed in an ironic way. The local police still seem to be amazingly inept. They're unable to do what Jane does while she manages her literary agency and deals with many authors.
The ongoing backdrop of the agency and her client list continues and serves to prove occasional amusement and distraction from the main storyline of this cozy as it has throughout the series. For those so inclined the formula continues and works well.
Karen T. (Kaytea) reviewed Crushing Crystal (Jane Stuart and Winky, Bk 6) on
Jane couldn't say no when her nanny's sister needed a place to stay, but she's certainly glad to see her go. In just two weeks, Crystal has proven herself a meddler par excellence. Still, it's shocking when the next meeting of Jane's reading group crashes to a halt as thousands of pounds of books and shelves come crashing down on Crystal - especially after it's discovered thebolts on the shelving had been removed.