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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Keeping Mum (Garden Society Mystery, #3)

Keeping Mum - Alyse Carlson

Another one of those series that I neither loved nor hated.  Solid writing, well-drawn characters (although I think the MC's best friend Annie, has all the best lines) and relatively solid plotting.


I thought this one was the best of the three in a lot of ways - I found myself caring about the characters a lot more - but I did have a hard time keeping track of who was who and which character belonged to which political campaign and who was whose wife or sister or sister-in-law or step-mother.  About 2/3 of the way through I just let it go and the story still ended up working ok for me.  Still, it would have been one star higher rating had I been able to keep everyone straight.


The murder plot was just as jumbled - I'm not sure anyone was innocent by the end of it all, but it made for engaging reading.


I have the feeling that there won't be a fourth book in this series - it's been over a year and I haven't seen any announcements.  I don't think this series was bad enough to cancel, but I'm not devastated that it ended either.  (If it did.)


[PopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge:  A book you own but have never read.]

[Sock Poppet's 2015 Read-By-the-Month Reading Challenge: first book of the New Year]