The first rule of the Hibiscus Pointe book club is don't talk about the murderSemi-reformed party girl Summer Smythe is finally feeling at home at the Hibiscus Pointe Retirement Community. All that's left to do is replace her late grandma's massive book collection with a TV. Donating them to the community library is the perfect solution—until she finds the librarian buried...more
I really enjoyed the first boo ...more
Summer Smythe is definitely one of those women who flies by the seat of her pants in most situations which created some humorous moments. Dorothy Westin is the "calm center of the storm" that Summer creates while they investigate. Dorothy is also the one who can put the ...more
*double crazy eyes*
*triple freeze frame crazy eyes*
Anyway. It took a while for me to warm up to Summer. To start with, I couldn't fathom why Dorothy put up with her when they were so obviously opposite ...more
Author: Lisa Q. Mathews
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Sub-Genre: Women Sleuth, Cozy Mystery, Amateur Sleuths,, Women's FIction, Suspense
Reviewed For NetGalley and Carina Press
Rating: 4.5 Stars
The first rule of the Hibiscus Pointe book club is don't talk about the murder
Semi-reformed party girl Summer Smythe is finally feeling a ...more
The Plot was fast paced (a real key to the cozy mystery), but there were breathers as well. A true roller coaster ride. The clues and red herrings were well placed, not jumping at you, but you saw them, or remembered them when they were revealed as such.
The setting was well written in this book, I felt like I was there. Although, where are the golf carts I always see in the movies for retirement villages! LOL! But there were plenty of indoor and outdoor scenes, so you knew t ...more
Okay, so to start with, ‘Permanently Booked’ isn’t the first book in the ‘The Ladies Smythe & Westin’ mystery series, it is the second… but it was the first one in that series I read.
Usually that means I will drop a book like a hot potato and be adding it to my DNF pile so quickly I could give myself a paper cut - if it was a paper book. I am not a fan of book s ...more
When the ladies discover the body of Hibiscus Pointe Librarian Lorella Caldwell bludgeoned to death, they set off on a rollicking adventure uncovering clues and tracking down n ...more
This is the first time I have read anything about this author. The cover and title looked intriguing so I requested a copy to read and review.
In my opinion, the first book in the series needs to be read first. This is only because of the confusion of not knowing the characters and how they became sleuthing partners.
Summer is a twenty something young lady living in an inherited condo in an over 55 community. S ...more
Lisa worked in publishing as an editor for several Nancy Drew series and later became Executive Editor at Random House. She also wrote under pseudonym for many kids' series, including Mary-Kate and Ashley and The Lizzie McGuire Mysteries. The quirky Ladies Smythe & Westin mystery series is he ...more