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Cart Of Death (Taos Festival Mysteries #2)

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The sacred and the secular merge in Taos during Las Fiestas, and the charming bed-and-breakfast run by Christina Garcia y Grant is filled with celebration... true revelers understand that life is only worth living when death is watching (excerpt from the back cover).
Paperback, 250 pages
Published 2006 by Worldwide (first published April 15th 2001)
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"Cart of Death" is a culture-filled mystery novel. The main characters were smart, engaging, and fairly complex (though they didn't grow as people throughout the book). The low level of suspense throughout the story was created by the worry that the missing woman might end up dead if they didn't find her soon and from Christina being somewhat attracted to the new guy in town whom Mac (who's jealous) thinks may be a criminal. While I thought of the murderer as a suspect, I'd say this novel keeps ...more
Apparently this is the second book in A Taos Festival Mystery series. The book is full of details about the festival, scenery, foods, traditions, etc. I found the book a little difficult to read. I’m not certain if it was the sentence structure or what! The plot was interesting and I learned a great deal about the traditions in the culture in Taos, NM. The characters were a little difficult for me to identify with—People were presented and that was about it for me. Maybe most of them were in the ...more
A lot of Spanish words, phrases, that I didn't know but there was a glossary in the back (which I didn't know was there until I finished the book) that was helpful. Really enjoyed the descriptions of the Taos Festival. I hope someday to visit Taos and this was an interesting look into the lifestyle and surroundings. Christy was an interesting character that I thought was going to be the heroine of the story but it was actually a secondary character, Mac, who solved the mystery.
Okay mystery set in Taos, NM. The scenic descriptions got tiresome after a while. I was very unimpressed with the lack of attention to detail which allowed one character to have "a pony tale".
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