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Death of a Rug Lord by Tamar Myers
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Feb 04, 2010

did not like it
Read in February, 2010

As a huge fan of Myers' "Den of Antiquity" series, I was supremely disappointed with this particular book, for a number of reasons.

In comparison to the previous mysteries in this series, I found Death of a Rug Lord to be continually veering off into distraction. Such as the dialogue between the characters, which kept meandering off into what I think the author was trying to attempt at comedy routines. I became lost when Abby and one of the Rob-Bobs found the computer office at Kitty's house and we were spun upon a weird tangent with a 23-year old making out with a drag queen...? Huh? From that point on, it was extremely hard to stay on track with the "real" conversations because the goofiness was out of control. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE silliness and humor in books, but this was so far off the charts that it wasn't even enjoyable. It was like watching a corny junior high school play.

I lost interest in this book in its entirety less than halfway through, but I stuck with it because I'm a huge fan of this series and of Tamar Myers. Normally you can count on these books to help you through a tough day or just for plain, sheer enjoyment and relaxation.

I also really missed interaction with C.J. and Mozella Wiggins. Although they were both featured in this book, it wasn't enough to sate me. The Rob-Bob's are nice characters, but not electric enough to build an entire storyline involving them as prime characters.
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