Flying home from a friend's wedding in Minneapolis, Desiree is seated alongside an attorney traveling to New York for a funeral. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. But things get sticky as the suspects keep multiplying-and Dez's tepid relationship with her hot neighbor Nick starts to simmer. Usual library markings + cancelled marks. I Love a Mystery, June, 1996, review of Murder Can Stunt Your Growth, pp.
The sharp amateur sleuths in most cozy mysteries are smarter and quicker and infinitely more interesting. That is, in Ben's opinion. Nice enough story with a pleasant main character. Ben state Addicted to this series and loving it! This time, a client wants her to nab his old aunt's killer. I only have 3left to read and I hope they are better because I love Dez.
This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up. Agent—Stuart Krichevsky, Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, Inc. . They're related not through blood but rather through her late husband Ed. Shapiro is a likeable, forty-something woman who is unconcerned that her full-figured body is not socially acceptable; she enjoys a double scoop of Haagen Dazs as much as she does solving a mystery.
A book that has been read but is in good condition. There are several reasons why I continue to enjoy entering Desiree's world. During their conversations Ben reveals his sorrow over the loss of his Aunt who apparently died after a fall down her basement stairs. It seemed like she spent to much time on characters that are well known,. Before this book I would say, sorry you are not writing anymore but maybe Dez needs to retire. This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end.
Ben asks Desiree to take on this case and prove whether Aunt Bessie was pushed down the stairs and who did the pushing or was it an accident. I guess I just found the character too flat to waste any time readi I've read this book before. Before this book I would say, sorry you are not writing anymore but maybe Dez needs to retire. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Romantic Times, February, 2005, Cindy Harrison, review of Murder Can Mess Up Your Mascara, p. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Thorndike Press, 2006-05-10.
Crescent Blues Book Views, May 6, 2002 , Dawn Goldsmith, review of Murder Can Spoil Your Appetite and Stephen J. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books. The sharp amateur sleuths in most cozy mysteries are smarter and quicker and infinitely more interesting. This time, a client wants her to nab his old aunt's killer.
Publishers Weekly, December 21, 1998, review of Murder Can Singe Your Old Flame, p. It took me a few days to get through this book. I highly recommend this series to all cozy lovers. Ben states that he had lived with his Aunt for sometime in order to finish school due to his parents moving out of state. The ending left me very irritated. I have read most of the books in the series and this one was not one of her best. Desiree returns to her office to greet Jackie, her secretary,and to be informed that Ben was on the phone.
Desiree listens to Ben's reasoning and takes on the case. Everything was wrapped up abruptly in the last few pages and a number of questions were left unanswered. She's the average woman with flaws and with a list of characters family, friends and neighbors that add to her life. It took me a few days to get through this book. Cover shows minor wear, mainly at corners.
During their conversations Ben reveals his sorrow over the loss of his Aunt who apparently died after a fall down her basement stairs. There is one in the line up that I picked up on from the get go. But things get sticky as the suspects keep multiplying-and Dez's tepid relationship with her hot neighbor Nick starts to simmer. But it isn't only a crafty killer that Desiree's hoping to reel in. For instance, in a Crescent Blues Book Views as-sessment of Murder Can Singe Your Old Flame, Stephen J. For some critics, this has proved to be a sticking point. Desiree learns that a number of people might have been eager for Aunt Bessie to rest in peace, including her own son; his conniving, butter-wouldn't-melt-in-her-mouth fiancée; and a seventyish cousin who mayor may notbe harboring a bizarre secret.