McManus introduces us to Sheriff Bo Tully of Blight County. He is just the first of many quirky charaters we get to meet in this mystery by an author who is better known as an outdoor writer and humorist. This is a great mystery enlivened by the writer's wicked sense of fun. I'm looking forward to reading "Avalanche," the next book in this series.
Who laced the dessert with cyanide? Faith Fairchild finds herself suspect. After all she did cater the affair for her church...and made the topping for the dessert. Plus her minister husband, Tom, is the subject of nasty gossip about his relationship with the victim.
Page introduces some interesting characters as Faith tries to solve the crime and keep her catering business from collapse. When you are finished reading the book, you get to try several of the recipes mentioned.
Ophelia and her grandmother, Abby, are working to refine her psychic powers while trying to discover the identity of a murderer. The story has several subplots and twists as the two witches use their magick in their battle against evil forces surrounding them.
In this stand alone, Strohmeyer departs from her Bubbles character...although she does make a brief appearance. Never the less, The Cinderella Pact displays the author's usual keen sense of humor. Can three plus-size ladies lose the weight they feel they must? Will anyone discover the secret identity of Sass's new columnist? Will Cinderella find her prince? A quick and fun read that gives you a bit to think about.
Okay, I admit that even this book can't make housecleaning fun for me, but Jhung does give a log of advice on how to make it less onerous. The chapter on astrological cleaning signs seems a bit silly, but we Sagittarians are too busy with our bows and arrows to take this part seriously anyway. ;o)
Introduces a lot of organizing skills in an up-beat manner. Kolberg is a professional organizer, and she shares some of her clients stories and offers solutions for their problems. I've found many of her ideas useful to combat my own "chronic disorganization." Did this book change my life? NO, but my life is a bit less cluttered now.
Really good mystery with interesting psychological insights, which is to be expected since Isleib is herself a clinical psychlogist. I hope the author plans to continue the sleuthing exploits of Dr. Rebecca Butterman, psychologist and advice columnist.
Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak series keeps getting better. Now that she and Jim Chopin are back together (sort of), there is an added dimension to the story. I keep hoping she'll make an honest man of him someday. ;o)
I haven't been fly fishing since college, where I took a course on it to pass the gym requirement. (It was either this, or course called Get Fit! and the exclamation point scared me off.) To my surprise, I enjoyed it.
The stories in "A Different Angle" reminded me of why I found it fun. The contributers show that fly fishing is, and always has been, a sport for women.
One caveat: You probably need a bit of knowledge of the terminology to truly enjoy the book. However, any woman who likes the sport, or has a significant other who does,will find this a good read.
Sierra Lavatoni, professional exotic dancer and amateur detective, is determined to discover who killed her friend and coworker. Working along with Sierra are her pasta-pushing Mom, her brother (the cop), and her alien-fighting neighbor. This is a fun read with a likeable heroine.