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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 Moonspinners

The Moon-Spinners - Mary Stewart

One of my mom's all time favourites, and I've finally read it.  I don't know what it is about Mary Stewart's books but they always start off a bit slow for me - or maybe I'm just impatient for the suspense to start?  Either way, they usually pick up pretty quickly and this was no exception.  The further along I got into the book, the harder it was to put down.

 

Still, these are very plot-driven books, so even though I enjoy the heck out of them, I always feel there's a little something lacking because there's not a lot of time spent on character building.  The Moonspinners probably had the best characterisations of all Stewart's books I've read to date.  Definitely a lot of fun; even if you don't care for the plot or the characters, it's almost worth it for the scenery of Crete alone.