Reviews by KathyD
new series from favorite author
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It's like finding treasure when you discover a favorite author has started a new series. And this one did not disappoint. Nela travels to Oklahoma to sub for her sister on vacation. She arrives at the Haklo charitable foundation to find vandalism and the death of the COO. Under suspicion, she teams up with the local reporter to shed light on the events. A slight other-world edge as she can now communicate with cats. Enjoyable start, looking forward to more.
Ruby in the spotlight
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This book still includes China Bayles, but her best friend Ruby takes the lead in this one. As a result, it is definitely more otherworldly than China-the former-lawyer usually is. Some chapters are flashbacks to the days surrounding the Galveston hurricane, the greatest natural disaster in the US. These chapters are interesting but sad. Enjoyable read but not my favorite in the series.
Another series from Dunlap
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Was excited to discover (a little late) a new series from Susan Dunlap. Darcy Lott is a stuntwoman on a Buddhist retreat. Similar to some of the Deborah Knott mysteries where you learn a lot about the setting as the mystery unfolds. Looking forward to reading the subsequent entries in the series.
Newish cozy author
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Gardeners and cozy mystery fans will enjoy this relatively new author. Similar in tone to Carolyn Hart, Dianne Mott Davidson, and Joan Hess.
Weird but fun
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Not really a dog person, but the author caught my eye as Berke Breathed created a favorite comic strip from the past, Bloom County. This book is definitely on the weird side, but fairly enjoyable. Something parents can read with kids and both can enjoy it.