Not actually a cozy mystery! I think this one is technically a thriller.
I might have to lay off cozies for a little bit. I didn’t highlight enough of this one for pull quotes, even.
Lake Eden’s too small to have more than one murderer. (Kindle edition, location 3056) More cozy, more cats, more murder, all inside!
I know I’m late to the party on this book, and that it was a Very Big Deal some time ago, but kind of like the Martian it took me a while to catch up. Frankly? Unlike the Martian, with this book I don’t think I actually missed much.
I still haven’t quite figured out what it is with me and cozy mysteries, but I can tell you I picked this one up on a freebie deal from amazon because it’s set in a small town in Wyoming. My people are from Wyoming, so I was hoping McLinn would do all right with the characterization.
Dust Bath Revival is a book in which magic and history and Florida and science all get scrunched up and then smoothed out again into a shape neither the reader nor Hank can anticipate. It’s a dark and fascinating ride. Henrietta Goodness — but for the love of little green apples call her Hank — is not your average heroine. But then, Dust Bath Revival is not your average book; sure, there are zombies but these aren’t your grandfather’s zombies and they aren’t necessarily the shambling dead, either. Necessarily. Hank’s family has had members with the Sight, but Hank considers […]
Flex took me a while to get into; I started reading it a chapter here, a chapter there, and then all of a sudden, wham. Had to finish the book. Couldn’t put it aside.
Revisionary is the fourth and final book in Jim C. Hines’ Magic Ex Libris series, and the short version of this review is: this is a satisfying ending that still leaves a Whole Lot of Room in the Libriomancer universe if Jim ever decides to come back to it. The long version is behind the cut because SPOILERS.