"I have to say that overall I did like this book and will read the next in the series. However, until about half way through the book I really wanted to slap the main character silly. Her attitude toward the sheriff, with whom she has had a history, really was obnoxious. The mystery really got started after that and that was very good. Tips in the back of the book on how to save money. 3 stars."
"This book took me awhile to get used to. This is the last book I have read in the China Bayles series and consists of about 10 short mystery stories starring China. Since I am used to reading a long and involved book (and loving them) it was a bit of a shock to finish one story in half an hour. But once I had read a couple I found that I was really enjoying the book and finding that maybe reading this book after you've read some of the regular series could be a good thing in that you will be familiar with the cast and their histories. Don't miss it!"
"I wish Augusta Goodnight was my guardian angel!! Another in this great series. The name of the book itself makes you think "what on earth is this jabberwocky thing about?" The plot is strong and the person who-done-it was a surprise to me. Lots of action. And of course the "jabberwocky thing" gets explained. Love Lucy Nan and Ellis. Excellent read!"
"I have read a few others in this series and have enjoyed them. This one, however, not so much. The story & plot line are good. However the religious references and political references were too much for me. If all that had been left out, it would have been a great read."
"I have to say, this book took alot of reading time to make itself fairly interesting. I almost just put it down several times, but kept soldiering on. Finally about 3/4 of the way through it picked up. The problem I had with it were the frequent and to me, rather insensitive, references to the main character's mother, who has a mental illness. It was hard to get around, or through, the main character's "sense of humor." Not sure that I would continue on with the series."
"I have read all the books to this date in the series and I have to say this was one of the best. The plots within the plots were done well, the suspense was great and it has an ending you will never see coming. All the old friendly characters are there of course including Reginald, Aunt Dimity (well, sort of), and Lori and Bill. The only thing I missed was that it does not take place in Finch with all the village characters. But the story makes up for that!"
"Lori is in trouble again! But thankfully she has Reginald and Aunt Dimity to help her out. Very good plot, taking place in an old castle in Northumberland where Lori has gone, in the middle of a rainstorm, to check out an old book collection."
"What do a burning topiary, a elderly gentleman with a will that may cause some of the heirs extreme problems, a stuffed pink bunny and an old blue journal with blank pages have in common? A brand new mystery for Lori, Bill and Aunt Dimity to solve! This is a very good book in this great series, would recommend it highly."
"What a wonderful book to remind us once again of the true meaning of Christmas. Lori has humongous plans for her first holiday with the twins, plans that are sure to run everybody ragged. But all those plans are put on hold when a stranger collapses in the snow in front of Bill & Lori's house. Lori's quest to find out who this mysterious stranger is teaches the valuable lesson of Christmas to Lori and the whole town of Finch. Very well written as usual and has all the characters we have become so familiar with. You won't want to miss this one!"
"This book in the series is a tad different than the first three. There is alot going on, and the first chapter or two really starts the book out with action. Lucy is having a mid-life crisis, so she has a bit more difficulty focusing on the crime she is solving, and appears not to even try to enlist much help from her friends. She is living right on the edge, will she step over it?"
"Lucy Stone is back with a whole new bunch of characters and suspects in this 13th novel in the series. A housing development has been built near Lucy's house, and she has alot of new neighbors to get to know. Some of them become good friends, some, well, not so much. Who would think organizing a bake sale could be so deadly? Great book - alot of new twists and turns and of course, Lucy has to help the police once again figure out who-done-it."
"This book in the Star Trek Voyager Series will make you think very often throughout the book "How in the world are they going to get out of this predicament?" An extremely well written book with believable characters who are true to the TV personalities. One of those books you can't put down!"
"I loved this book as much as I have the others in the series. I am sorry that there will be no more written. Delilah is at her best trying to find out how a horse was killed and then stumbling onto a murder. All the regular characters are there and I think Delilah may have finally figured out that she has found an RNM. (Really Nice Man)
All these books are easy reads and pretty G rated in my opinion."
"One of my favorites in this series. Miss Tilley finds some relatives, or rather the relatives find her, what follows from this reunion form the main plot of the book. Lucy finds herself a reluctant chaperone to her daughters sleepover, trying to solve a murder where motive is very unclear, keeping an eye on Miss Tilley, as well as planning the town's party. Alot of interesting twists and turns. Really excellent read."
"Just a head's up ~ this series really should be read in order if at all possible. I tried reading this book, but was missing the previous two and got hopelessly lost as alot of the plot comes from the book before this one, "Key Lime Pie." So, I've put it back on the shelf and will read the books before when I get them."
"I'm sorry to say that I did not like this book in the Needlecraft Mysteries. Waited for it a long time and was looking forward so much to reading it. To me at least, I didn't like the heavily Wiccan theme, I felt little attachment to the characters who were not regulars, and didn't really see enough of the main characters, and quite frankly didn't care "who done it." Seems quite a departure from all the others she has written. I'm sure there will be many folks who will like the book, but for me, not so much."