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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.

The Perfect Poison (Arcane Society, #6)

The Perfect Poison - Amanda Quick

When I first started giving audiobooks a try on my commute to work, I checked out the audio version of this book on CD and quite enjoyed it.  It's been a few years, so when I saw it on the library shelf I impulsively grabbed it to see how well I liked the story after reading it.


It was good, but it definitely benefitted from the stop/start nature of listening to it on audio, as well as my weakness at audio comprehension.  Actually reading the book, the instant attraction between Lucinda and Caleb felt ludicrous (they were kissing passionately minutes into their first meeting?!?).


Additionally, I found myself grumping about holes in the story, where the characters all seemed to have information they shouldn't have had, until I remembered this is book 6 in a series.  It works as a stand-alone, but there are small references throughout to facts that were (I think) collected in previous books.


Not a bad read, but I understand now why I never really sought out more of Amanda Quick's writing - it falls into that gap between "could have done without reading that" and "I MUST read more of this!".