Bookmarked to Die (Miss Zukas #9)
The excerpt in the front was funny. The title was great. I thought I had found a nice new mystery series to share with my mystery-loving mother and grandmother. Not so.
Putting aside issues with the prose and plot (kinda important for this genre), the heroine was horrible. Not an intentionally flawed type of horrible, just horrible. I thought it dredged up so many bad stereotypes of librarians . . . and single wo ...more
Real librarians have many ordinary human characteristics. They certainly don't all mimic Miss Zukas or her somewhat flawed fellow librarians. After all, two of her coworkers (years apa ...more
Helma's character is a librarian who is tidy, organized, controlled, and in charge of her emotions. Her best friend, Ruth is just the opposite. Ruth is an artist, unorganized, living from one creative outlet to the other, and emotionally a mess.
But, Helma and Ruth are childhood friends ...more
While I don't normally read series out of order, I got this one free on Kindle and gave it a go even though it was book 9. Given that it wasn't a first book in a series, I probably won't go out of my way to read more from the series.
I like the series, and this one moves the store between Helma and Wayne along, but no, I didn't enjoy it.
This series is set in a thinly veiled Bellingham, Washington, and it's always nice to read authors from close to home. There are a lot of them, as it turns out!
I grew up in rural Michigan, greatly influenced by my Lithuanian roots. I'm one of those tedious people who wanted to write stories as soon as I learned to read, but believed I had to leave Michigan first. In fact, I couldn't wait to shake off that Michigan dust! Curiously, everything I write seems to have a connection to Michigan or my Lithuanian heritage.
I now live in the beautiful foothills of