Being a Southerner, I totally enjoyed the characters in this book because I've met people like them all my life. This is a fun, fast, and funny story with a lot more depth than I expected. I love it when books make me laugh out loud and this one did it time and again. I highly recommend it.
Do yourself a favor and read this entire series non-stop one book after another. The stories link together well and almost read as chapters instead of books. Once you start, it will be impossible to stop. I love the characters and their humanity and the interaction between them. The mysteries are almost secondary because the people are so interesting and entertaining. I was sorry to see this series end. But fortunately, there are other series by this same lady. Thank goodness or I'd be going into withdrawal.
If you are thinking about reading this series, please take my advise and do it! I have been reading these one after another and each one is better than the previous! I've been wondering where Anne Perry has been and why I am only now finding her wonderful books! If you like historical mysteries with intelligent characters and page-turning suspense, you will love this series. I am very happy that there are so many of them. I am set up for good reading for weeks on end.
I really love how Charlaine Harris has developed her characters so well in this series. I finish each book ready to pick up the next! I highly recommend this series for anyone who loves mysteries, but read them in order.
Another Southern escapade with the Bottom Dollas Girls that keeps the reader turning pages till the very end. It's great fun to read and I highly recommend it to all who love a lighthearted enjoyable book.
This is a great start to a great series. I've read them all now and really enjoyed them. The setting is WWI, one of my favorite eras to read about, and this series shares a lot of history of that time. The mother and son writing team does a very good job of weaving the characters into the history and horror of war. I highly recommend this series.
As I've said in reviews of previous books in this series, they just keep getting better. This one is the best so far, and I can't wait to get into the next one. I highly recommend this entire series to anyone who enjoys a good mystery that's impossible to put down!
Frozen Heat is the best yet of the Nikki Heat series. However they are all good. If you like the TV series "Castle," then you are sure to love these books, so I suggest that you read 'em all! You won't be disappointed.
This series just gets better and better! I love all the characters and how they relate to each other and especially how they grow and develop and evolve. I finish one book and immediately pick up the next because there is great continunity in this series. Do read them in order and have them all on hand because you won't want to wait for the next one to arrive!
This is a story that needed to be told. John Grisham was the right man to tell it. I admire him for all the in-depth research he did and for his keen insight as to what it all really meant. He has done us all a service in telling us how the 'justice' system sometimes really works.
Please don't judge this book by just its story, or how it was written. The vital message to take away is that these horrors happened to these people and likely to many more who don't have John Grisham to write their stories.
It is sometimes not a comfortable read, but its message needs to be known to us all.
Another good story about the life and times of a cool character, though this one didn't grab me quite as much as the one just before it in the series. I'm sad to see that there's only one book left for me to read in Aurora's saga. I wish this series had many more because they are hard to put down. I recommend them all.
This is a cute, little fluffy chick lit mystery that can be read in one sitting. Even though it is pieced together using the usual pattern for this type of story, it is enjoyable to read and the characters are somewhat believable.
I didn't enjoy reading this book. It was a confusing read, in that it was hard to follow the characters's moves and motivations. The murder mystery was secondary to everything else and didn't play a major role in the story at all. When it was finally solved, it was a big let down. Anyway, I can't recommend this one.
Don't be mislead by the cutesy cover designs, because the story between the covers is not cutesy. It is a well written, well developed mystery that keeps a reader involved and turning pages like mad. Parts are laugh-out-loud funny and parts cause breath-holding suspense. I'm glad there are a number of books in this series, because I couldn't bear to stop at just one!
I gave this book 3 stars just because it was OK. I've read other Den of Antiquity books and they were mildly entertaining, but I notice a pattern of unnecessary information being repeated. I also get irritated when the main character acts childish at the worst times for her to do so. Having said that, I have to say that it's an ok mystery and a quick read.
This promises to be a good series, although it is written in a different tone from Charlaine Harris's other works. That is a good thing, however. I would hate for them to all sound the same. I like it well enough to order the next installment.