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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.

A Shattering Crime (Stained-glass mystery, #3)

A Shattering Crime - Jennifer McAndrews

It's getting harder for me to find good cozy mysteries that are well written, but I enjoyed the first two in this series well enough.  Not so much this one.  I don't know if the series continues on from here, but I don't think I will be.

 

Georgia's romance angst was over-the-top, unbelievable, and silly.  If you've had a string of relationships end in heartbreak, it would not be entirely irrational to be gun-shy about relationships (although probably not a bad idea to examine one's choices in mates, either), but to have one, ONE, relationship sour and then act like every man, every relationship is out to destroy your soul is ... sorry, I gotta be judgy here... stupid.  Childish.  And it wasn't just the men in her life Georgia was childish about; the whole sub plot with her mother and new 'stepdad' made my head ache from the eye rolling.  Grow up already.

 

On top of this, the plot was weaker than wet tissue.  There were so many things about the construct that were phoned-in it's not even worth enumerating them.

 

The setting is nice, and the animal love was awesome; even the characters were likeable enough, but none of it was enough to save this one.