Saturday, January 18, 2014

Book Review: Murder on Monday by Ann Purser

You know how it is when you finish a book one day and you don't remember all that much about it the next? Yeah. That.

This book is a mystery of the cozy variety, set in an English village, with an amateur sleuth. (This one is a cleaning lady for several houses in the village.) There were a number of things that kept this book from being an intro to a new repeat-read author for me. The story was very slow. It seemed like the book could easily have been about 2/3 the length that it was. There were lots of not-all-that-likeable characters. And unfortunately, the protagonist was chief among them. (She had a bad attitude and was, arguably, not a great parent.)

I sensed the solution about halfway through the book, but felt like the windup was almost too fast, especially given the slowness of the rest of the book.

The book wasn't awful. The writing was fine. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
Three stars.

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