Cosy mysteries abound my friends. This one, Parchment and Old Lace by Laura Childs, was the blahest book in the blah blah world. Laura Childs has published 37 novels and 2 anthologies, so she must have something going for he somewhere but it wasn’t this book. This book was boring. And to be honest I think I only finished it because I needed a review to post, that wasn’t one star. LOL
Ok, my first problem is that the author paints the victim as a vacuous and brain dead and then you find out she’s and ADA. Really?
Problem number 2: the book is slow and not all that interesting, possibly because it’s baseline is scrap-booking. Long passages about how she scrap-booked something. Long passages describing the things you would buy to scrap book. Or maybe they just seemed long because I could not care less about scrap booking. LOL
Problem number 3, the main character isn’t all that bright. She breaks the law, big time. She does stupid things constantly, like tainting chain of evidence or running screaming at the bad guy – spooking him and causing him to take a hostage just 90 seconds before the cops arrive to arrest him, which she knows is about to happen but still she acts like an ass.
℘℘ – Two Pages. It’s not at all offensive, it just lays there.