Hurricane Season (Florida Panhandle Mysteries #1)
It doesn’t have very often that I find a cozy that I just don’t really care much for but this is one of them. It didn’t stick with me either so I can’t remember much about what happened. I wasn’t a fan of the format either and felt it had to much going on.
Diana Landis is pretty much a drunk who doesn’t seem to mind who she goes home with or whether they are married or not, so it’s not hard to find a lot of suspects when she turns up dead. The way she is found leads them to believe her latest lover, Bo is the suspect but he has his hands full enough with his illegal moonshine operation. There is also her father who is campaigning and having an embarrassing daughter doesn’t help gain votes.
Lily, takes her boat her boat out and ends up on one of the islands where she not only encounters a huge storm but has run into the moonshining business and it could get her into a lot of trouble. Lily also doesn’t believe the person they have in custody actually did it and putting things together from the few she talks to will also get her in a lot of trouble.
I just had a lot of trouble getting into this one and thought there was a lot of things going on and just didn’t flow like most cozies I am use too. I do have the next one so I might give it a try but right now I am not real sure. The one thing this book as going for it is that Vanessa Daniels was the narrator.
As always this was a fun book to listen too with a great narrator!
This time around Harry is contacted by a villainess vampire who threatens Murphy’s career if Harry doesn’t do what she wants him too. She wants the World of Kemmler and even though Harry is not sure what it is he will do whatever it takes to protect Murphy. Even if that means going up against a lot of necromancers and others who seem to want the same thing. There was lots of good action and it was very fast paced.
I love how loyal Harry is to Murphy as he just about gets himself killed going up against all of these different people trying to get what he has all to make sure her career is protected from things they have had to do in the past. He is just one of my favorite characters ever! I did miss Murphy as she was only in the beginning as she went off on vacation. I so love Mouse the giant dog!
Rocket Dead Glare
This is a novella in my favorite cozy mystery series and very fitting for this time of year. South Cove is getting ready for the fourth of July but Barry is threatening to shut down anyone not up to code. He even hints to Jill that he could overlook things for certain favors…ewww. When he ends up dead Jill goes to solving things even when her boyfriend, the detective of the town, tells her not too.
I enjoyed this but it was a little confusing because it seems like it should have been a long time ago since it has a character that is no longer in it but once I seen that it’s suppose to be 3.25, then it makes sense. 🙂 Up around book 3 it fits in just fine.