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Book Title: Beach Blanket Barbie|
The author of the book: Kathi Daley
Date of issue: March 22nd 2014
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A Quick and Entertaining Read
This is book 6 in a series, and I strongly recommend reading the series in order. The mystery part of the book is mostly disconnected from previous happenings, but there’s a big overall story arc concerning the lives and relationships of the main characters. Also, while the book is relatively short, there are quite a lot of characters. Reading the series from the beginning, they’re introduced gradually, and it’s much easier to remember who’s who.
Zoe finds another body – this time, the victim is her childhood friend Levi’s former girlfriend. Barbie, the victim, was a high maintenance beauty who delighted in flirting with married men and made a lot of enemies in her short time in town. Because she called Levi for help a few days before her murder, and he turned her down, he feels guilty and enlists Zoe and friends to find the killer.
What I liked:
The main characters are likable and well fleshed-out, and their relationships are interesting. You can also tell that the author put quite some effort into making her characters grow while keeping it all plausible.
The mystery is interesting and kept me guessing. Barbie had many enemies, some personal, some professional, most of them with both motive and opportunity. I had great fun trying to figure out the ‘who did it?’.
What I didn’t like:
I don’t really like the ending, for two reasons: One, it’s very abrupt. A huge chunk of the action takes place ‘off-screen’ and is only recapped very briefly in the final chapter. Two, the interaction between Zoe and the killer seems somehow ‘off’. They actually have quite a polite discussion about the murder (the murderer’s motive, exactly how and why (s)he did what (s)he did, etc.) before (s)he proceeds to attack Zoe. I’m not sure how to put in words, but the whole scene seems kind of awkward.
This is a nice little cozy mystery where the emphasis is slightly more on the ‘cozy’ than on the ‘mystery’. It’s an enjoyable read for fans of the genre. The summer setting makes it a great read for a rainy (or snowy) afternoon.
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Read information about the authorKathi lives with her husband, kids, grandkids, and dogs in beautiful Lake Tahoe. When she isn't writing, Kathi likes to read (preferably at the beach or by the fire), cook (preferably something with chocolate or cheese,) and garden (planting and planning not weeding). She also enjoys spending time on the water when she's not hiking, biking, or snowshoeing, the miles of desolate trails surrounding her home.
Kathi uses the mountain setting in which she lives, along with the animals (wild and domestic) that share her home, as inspiration for her cozy mysteries.
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