Reviews by KathyD
Sometimes you need to splurge on something like death by chocolate cake that's very enjoyable but not very healthy. This book is like death by chocolate for your brain. I will probably read the rest of the series eventually, but like a rich dessert, I will probably enjoy reading them more every so often rather than all in a row.
But not riveting. For the first of a series, there was less backstory for the main character than one might expect. The main character has a lot of issues not entirely relevant to the story that I found distracting.
This is one of my favorite Dick Francis books because of the interesting setting. A group of racing owners travels across Canada on a train, stopping for various races. The hero is on the train to investigate a shady owner but in disguise as a waiter.
This book would be fun for anyone who's described themselves as a geek or anyone who spent part of their childhood or teens in the 1980s. Fitting both of these descriptions, I also stayed up late and was late for work finishing it. And the only gaming I do is at AADL...
Bubbles Yablonsky returns as the hairdresser turned reporter. Another enjoyable round of silliness.