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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.

Lawn Order

Lawn Order - Molly MacRae

This is one of those books that's been sitting on my TBR for ever; enthusiastically bought but then languishing in a fit of "what was I thinking?".  I picked it up a few weeks ago and started it but then kept falling asleep before getting past a page or two (which shouldn't be held against it - drugs were involved).  

 

Once I finally devoted some attention to it, it was good - I devoured most of it in 2 sittings. It's light, heavy on wit and banter but with pretty decent plotting and a sneaky sucker punch at the end.  A bit heavier on romance than the average cozy, but all very cozy romance.  I liked Margaret, the MC, although by the end I was ready to strangle Bitsy; she's a bit of a shrewish idiot.  Gene (romantic interest) remained fairly enigmatic throughout the book but likeable enough.  I enjoyed that most of the book took place at Margaret's bookshop and the author's experience working in bookshops is obvious.

 

The cover says "A Margaret and Bitsy Mystery", which implies a series, but it was published in 2010 so I'm not holding my breath for a book 2.  Luckily this one stands on its own just fine.