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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 Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco (Book Club Mystery, #1)

The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco - Laura DiSilverio

Not bad; a pretty good first mystery in a new series that centers on Amy-Faye (ugh), an event planner, and her fellow book club members/friends.  When one of the members dies unexpectedly and the death is ruled suicide, Amy-Faye and her friends question the validity of the ruling.

 

I liked the characters, the setting and the mystery.  The writing felt natural, as if the author knew what story she was writing, instead of writing to fit someone else's parameters (like a marketing department).  I like that Amy-Faye was smart, but didn't think herself so smart she could do better than the police; in fact, she spent quite a lot of time reporting everything to the police.  I liked that friendship played a big part in all parts of the story and there was a delightful lack of "evil nemesis".

 

What I didn't like so much was the ending of the book.  It could be a good ending about the strength of friendship, but it could also be a setup for a love triangle, which frankly, would ruin this series for me before it hardly got started.  I'm willing to read the second to find out.

 

(This one is a happy surprise for A book that's been on your shelf for more than a year in Summer Book Bingo.)