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DreamSE22 reviewed Death And Faxes (Molly Masters, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
I truly loved this book! It was the most enjoyable cozy mystery I've read in quite a while, and I have already ordered more in the series. Molly's personality was great and she cracked me up, and I could really relate to her. I was happy to discover the killer's identity in the end because I didn't care for that character too much, plus I wanted everyone else in the novel to stick around for future books in the series.
I didn't care too much for the faxing-part of the plot because to me its just so old-fashioned. Molly's part-time profession was a little wierd to me too. It doesn't seem like anyone could really make a lot of money doing what she did, mainly because it wasn't original enough. It also seems like it would be super-easy to trace faxes in the first place, at least in this day and age.
I can't wait to read more of the series! I loved the book.
From Publishers Weekly: "This witty, sometimes cynical, debut introduces Molly Masters, a greeting card designer who returns to her hometown in upstate New York while her engineer husband is sent on a job in the Philippines. With their two young children in tow, Molly starts up a faxable-greeting service and reunites with her lifelong friend, Lauren. She receives a note from a high-school teacher whom she had satirized in a poem in the school newspaper years before, but before Molly responds, the woman dies. Molly gets a series of faxes implying that she is responsible for the teacher's death and threatening her and her children. Nearly everywhere she turns, Molly encounters members of her graduating class who remember the nasty poem: Tommy Newton, a nerd who is now the investigating police officer; "Miss Popularity," Stephanie Saunders, the current PTA president; football hero Jack Vance, who has become the elementary school principal. When a classmate's husband is murdered, Molly's suspicions focus on all the nearby alums. Peppered by Molly's greeting card brainstorms, O'Kane's engaging mystery takes a slanted, entertaining glance at high-school figures we all loved to hate." Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --
Molly Masters returns to her home town after her husband is transferred to the Philippines for a year. Her scandalous high school past---a scathing poem about a teacher that made front page of the school paper--comes back to haunt her.
Death And Faxes is a great start to Leslie O'Kane Molly Masters series. It's fast paced and full of intriguing characters. Molly is very likeable. She's a loyal friend and devoted mother, who will stop at nothing to protect her children and save her friend Lauren from wrongful incarceration.