Sunday, December 18, 2005

Murder, She Wrote: A Little Yuletide Murder, by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain



Based on the rather sloppy writing, I thought it would be a lot worse, but it was cute and, as they say, "cozy." True to the show in that respect, I suppose, though not terribly clever or challenging.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Christmas Cookie Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery, by Leslie Meier



It was okay, but I was outraged by the description of the daycare in the book. If that was a centre here it would be shut down for gross unprofessionalism! But the book was fine otherwise. Not spectacular,

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Mistletoe Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery, by Leslie Meier



Not bad, certainly readable. I'd read her again. Not brilliant, though, but okay.

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels: A Homer Kelly Mystery, by Jane Langton



Ugh! This was pure sheizer! Pretentious, bland, pointless!

It was no 'mystery'--we are told whodunnit in the first chapter! And it doesn't follow the point of view of any one character, nor is it objective third person. We at times can see from the perspective of any one of a number of characters--sometimes several in a single page!

And those line drawings and quotes from Mummer's Tales! Just plain insulting.