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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.

Marked Fur Murder (Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mysteries, #3)

Marked Fur Murder - Dixie Lyle

This is one of those books and one of those series that most people would pass by based on the premise and the blurb, but most people would be missing out on some incredibly subtle, talented writing that blends humour with sadness, and fantasy with realism in a beautiful way.


Marked Fur Murder centers on Native American myths; specifically Thunderbirds.  I love reading about the N.A. myths (as well as the Australian Aboriginal ones, which are touched upon briefly too) so I found the plot particularly interesting, which made up a bit for how convoluted it got at some points.


A sub-plot about the enduring relationship between an elderly lady with Alzheimer's and her cat Marbles cost this story 1/2 star from me; not because it wasn't good - it was gorgeous and heart-rending - but because what happened to Marbles isn't something I can read about.  Seeing the karmic justice was awesome, but I'd have preferred not reading about it at all, but that's truly a personal issue.


Don't know if there will be a fourth book or not, but I'll be keeping an eye out for it.