Mystery Party: A Cozy Mystery Boxed Set

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Margot’s niece is down visiting her for the summer as a way to get her back on track. However, when a boy who accosted her the day before was murdered, she’ss now the prime suspect. Margot is suddenly thrown back into the realm of police work as she working to clear her niece’s name even though the police are certain that she commited the crime.

Oh, I really liked this book. There were a couple of inconsistencies that made this book a little wonky. Most have to do with Adam and Julien. For once, the cops aren’t macho idiots in the first book. We get to see Adam as a person. My only question is how does he know so much about Margot, no matter how close you are to someone, you don’t mention their coffee habits. Also, why didn’t we get more information about Julian? There is a huge wealth of information and story right there. I really want to know more about him.

The mystery was really well thought out, and interesting. I liked how all the pieces fell into place, near the end without ruining it too early. The murder was intricate and interesting, but it never took away from the character’s development. The relationships between the characters were well described and brought you into the story.

All in all this book makes me excited for the rest of the series.

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After moving to a new town, George setups her roots. She starts her craft store, but no more than a week later a fellow crafter is found dead in her home. Though the police are considering the death to be accidental. However, this explanation doesn’t feel right for Goerge, so she takes it upon herself to look into her friend’s death.

As a crafter myself I enjoyed this book immensely. Though it would be a bit of a leap to say I would want to own my own craft store, it does seem fun. We get to meet an unconventional character who has just moved back to the US from France. I would have liked her to have used a little French, but that could be the Montrealer in me.

I find it funny that the main character is interested in a man who is younger than her, at typically read books that the couple are roughly the same age. Though nothing has happened in this book, you can tell that the author’s setting it up that they are going to end up together.

I was a little sad that I could figure out who the murderer was so early into the book. I found that it was a little too obvious early on in the book. Also, one of the people she suspects doesn’t make any sense at all. I can understand why he gets mad at her about it.

I still enjoyed the book however, it was a nice fluffy read.

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Felicity is finally setting up her storefront for her event planning business. While working on a city event, a man is murdered. Due to Felicities background in investigative journalism, she works hard to figure out who killed him. The only thing is that she is now working the case and trying to stay as far away from her ex who is also working the case for the police. Felicity is determined to find the murderer and not let this death tarnish her company’s names.

I really wanted to love this book. The concept was so good, the characters were fun and interesting. I enjoyed the back and forth between Felicity and Jefferson. It obvious that she’s oblivious to Jefferson being completely enamoured with her. They are really cute together, even though she’s a little flaky.

My biggest issue with this series is the lack of time markers or continuity between the scenes. We don’t know what happened or how long certain time periods were. I wanted to know more about the characters and the town, but I felt like the story was flitting around.

It has a really good base, I really hope the rest of the series gets better.

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Death Note (Drama)

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Death Note. A story that is so close to my heart, so I might be looking at this drama with rose coloured glasses, however I love it. This drama came out at the end of 2015 and had I had a blog to do recaps I would have done this show. This drama is based off of the manga series that was written in 2004. (I’ll be honest I had to look that up because I thought that it’s been ot for longer that 12 years)

This series blew up and has an anime series, movie series, korean movie and this drama. Later this year there is be a 4th movie coming out in the japanese movie saga. This series is still staying strong even after all these years, and I can say I absolutely love it.

A quick recap of the story is the following. Yagami Light (Kubota Masataka) is the oldest son of the local police chief. He is studying to be a lawyer, because he believes that the world needs to have people to in force justice. However, he refuses to be a police officer because he saw how that profession can tear a family apart. One day be comes into the possession of a Death Note. A death not is a book that allows the owner to kill a person by simply writing their name on one of it’s pages. Overwhelmed with the power, Light initial doesn’t use it but he finally gives in to save his father, which leads to the birth of Kira. Light starts killing criminals that he sees we not punished with the full extent of the law, and this draws the attention of L (Yamazaki Kento).

This drama is a perpetual game of cat and mouse but it’s fantastics. Thought Yamazaki doesn’t play my favourite version of L he really did him justice. Kubota is my favourite version of Light and he nails him. This was my first introduction to Kubota and I have loved all of the other works that I’ve seen him in.

Overall it’s a very good watch and I absolutely love this drama and it’s take on Death Note. If you can read the manga, and watch the anime. If not just take that time to watch this drama because it’s an enjoyable time.

5/5