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Can anyone help? What is the female equivalent of Geezer Lit? Not heard of Geezer Lit? It is mystery and adventure, cozy not noir, for those past the first flush of youth.
Young at heart adventure, with a spoonful of mystery and a tincture of romance.
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Candlewick Press Children’s Fiction publication date 12th Sept 2017 via NetGalley.
A tale of fear and friendship–buy and read before Halloween with or without your kids to help keep the ghoulies at bay.
I love how the author, LaReau, reframes negatives into positives. The whole narrative arc regresses the adult reader into that frame of mind where everything is possible when you’re young, open-minded, and full of adventure. The characters are quick sketches with hidden depths offering young readers many opportunities to understand why people behave the way they do.
Who can’t relate to the need for emergency snacks.
A lovely read all round.
Fabulous and fun illustrations capture the Ratsos moods and emotions.
Published by Kensington Books genre Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 29 Aug 2017
A Catered Costume Party is the 13th book in the successful cozy series about Libby and Bernie Simmons, sisters and joint owners of A Touch of Heaven Catering and Bake Shop, New York.
Crawford has some snappy one-liners, and memorable thumbnail character descriptions and her casual conversational voice lures the reader onward.
As with most cozy mysteries, the readers’ enjoyment of this genre comes from the atmosphere generated by the writer, character driven rather than plot driven, suspending reality and buying into the caper. Crawford’s inclusive style brings the reader in close; these are women we like, women we want to know better, witty women who love to laugh.
Published by Kensington Books genre Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 29 August 2017 via NetGalley
A clash of cultures and values between urban New Yorkers and rural Armish sensibilities.
This character driven plot eases the reader into a different world where the humanitarian qualities of fair play and kindness fight to survive despite our busy lives.
Flower’s light touches of humor and heavy emotional punches make an entertaining read.
I particularly enjoyed the six-year-long relationship between Bailey and her best friend and colleague, Cassandra Calbera, Cass for short, which illustrates how you can work shoulder-to-shoulder with someone believing you know them inside-out and then later discover miles of unknown territory.
Cass is a great foil for Bailey and together their conversations combine witty repartee and light relief from the somber business of the murder. Plus, when a writer can work both Scooby Doo and Sherlock Holmes into a story, you know you’re in gentle hands for a safe and satisfying summer read.