Skirting the Grave - Vintage Magic, Bk 4 Author:Annette Blair Maddie Cutler thought she was taking on a new design intern for her boutique. But instead she finds her dead at the train station under suspicious circumstances. Now, Maddie is determined to iron out the wrinkles of this mystery.
That is SIX stars for "Skirting the Grave" because it was AMAZING and I had to distinguish it from the first three books in the Vintage Magic series, which I have already given five stars each. The Maddie-Nick-Werner storyline is so good I don't even have words. I'll admit I'm rooting for Werner, but we'll see what happens. These mysteries are not the can-you-solve-it-before-the-sleuth kind, but they are entertaining, and Maddie and her friends and family keep me laughing-- sometimes loudly--whether I'm reading at home by myself or in an airplane surrounded by other passengers. I can't wait to read the next installment!
I Love Annette Blair's Books and can't wait for the newest saga. Skirting the Grave is a cute mystery with a touch of romance. Even though I am no fashion expert, her books are still fun to read and I adore her style.
A pretty good mystery, I have to say but I was completely distracted by the "love triangle" to the point of annoyance. I understand the heady feeling of two guys fighting over you but please let it go; it is distracting and frankly, not believable. Hopefully the ending of this book will put an end to it. But who knows, I thought the same thing with her last book and boy was I wrong!
Patricia S. reviewed Skirting the Grave (Vintage Magic, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 1
the mystery was good, but that was 10% of the story line. I loved how she could read the clothes and how she tricked a confession. That part was excellent.
I could have done without the 80% of it which was two unbelievably hot hunks with lean, hard bodies fighting over her. That was tedious. It wasn't a story line - it was stupid. Never did she delve into the relationships deeper than how her body was finding the man attractive, so the relationships are very very shallow.
Initially I loved the description of the clothes, but I got tired of that part, too.
I found all the characters so shallow that I didn't care about them, unlike many of the other series that I've read. Those are like old friends. These people are more photographs - 2 dimensional.
Nope. Sorry. This one just didn't do it for me. Just TOO convoluted and too many story lines. A vintage clothing store. "Psychic" readings by wearing vintage clothing. Ghost in the store. And another mystery in the little town? Any of the story lines would have been good-just not all of them in one book.