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Book Review of Death on Demand (Death on Demand, No 1)

Death on Demand (Death on Demand, No 1)
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Helpful Score: 1

Annie Laurence finds herself smack in the middle of a murder investigation, and the prime suspect as well, after a member of her Sunday Night Regulars writer's group is murdered in her bookstore.
I really liked the characters, they were rich,colorful and she was able to bring them to life, and her relationship with Max is humorous and sweet.
The only thing I could have done without, or at least a little less of, was all of the references to the multitudes of authors, characters and titles of mystery novels that are packed to the rafters in the book. I am okay with the name dropping, don't get me wrong. I even found a few authors I may check out, but every other page is scattered with names, plots and, on occasion, the solution to other mysteries like a rain storm on a clear summer day.
It's a nice touch and adds to Annie's character, but I'd like to see a little less of it, it was just distracting after awhile.
It was a true whodunnit, and I really did enjoy this book.