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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.

Steamed to Death (A Gourmet De-Lite Mystery #2)

Steamed to Death - Peg Cochran

Meh. The main character, while not unappealing, isn't really three dimensional enough to be appealing. No hint of spark, or humour - even her "temper" isn't really much of anything to make one sit up and take notice. She's terribly earnest and has a hint of wounded bird about her that makes me want to tell her to suck it up and get over it.

 

Comments about her biological clock were about three too many. The 'romance' is rather tepid as well, although the men are likeable and appealing enough. If all the characters were 20-30 years older, the whole character dynamic would work better, I think. (ok, maybe not the biological clock bit.)

 

The plot was, well, I don't know. I pegged the villain very early on in the book so the whole thing felt predictable.  I want to like this series - there are themes and bits that appeal to me, but I just don't know that I'll be continuing on with it beyond this book.