Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From Paulette Aspesi

Title/Author
Murder on the Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett

Sixth book in the Booktown Mystery series.
Tricia Miles owns the haven’t Got a Clue Bookstore & it seems like murder just follows wherever she goes.
Mainly like the characters, but this time the murderer really came out of nowhere. Last sentence of book prepares you for next in the series.
Easy summer reading.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆
Title/Author
Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown

Second in the series of Consignment Shop Mysteries. Good enough so that you should start with the first, Iced Chiffon.
Reagan Summerside is out to get her friend Chantilly off the hook for a murder she did not commit.
On the way she gets help from her zany aunt & lawyer Walker Boone who is a character I really love.
Nicely written and well worth an easy read.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆
Title/Author
Shore Excursion by Marie Moore
Nicely written with intriguing characters.
I particularly liked this book because it is about a tour escort taking a group of mainly seniors to Europe on a cruise ship & I am a tour operator- so the theme was very close to home.
Murder & mayhem follow the group & the ending was a real & very believable one. ‘Cant wait for the next book in this new series to come out.
How many stars does the book deserve?☆☆☆

Title/Author
Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shandhag

A young man, whose name we never know, is part of a close family of 5. They are very poor. His uncle starts a spice company that makes it & they move to a great house & money is plentiful. Then the young man through an arranged marriage brings his new wife, Anita, into the fold & the dynamics of everything changes. What the uncle is doing is not totally legal- he even has henchmen making sure that people toe the line. Anita does not think this is right & even hints that she might go to the police. She leaves to go visit her parents for a week & at the end of this story is a few days late coming back & the young man fears that his uncle has taken care of her.
“Ghachar ghochar” is a nonsense phrase uttered by one meaning something tangled beyond repair, a knot that can’t be untied. It had been made up by Anita’s family.
This is the story of a young man who just goes with the flow. Unambitious, undirected, easily led- he always takes the easy way out. At the end of the book he is faced with the dilemma of possibly his wife having been killed by his uncle & he probably will end up doing nothing about it, but also be eaten up with guilt because of it.
Liked this book a lot. Interesting info on the Indian culture.
How many stars does the book deserve?
☆☆☆☆

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

  1. Where can I get a copy of Shoe Excursion by Mary Moore to read? This book was reviewed recently.

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