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Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton
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This was another solid book in the Dangerous Type Mystery series. Though Clare's relationship to the accused killer seemed a little tenuous to me, I liked the involvement of Hollywood actors in the plot as well as the details about the state of Utah that gave me a stronger sense of the broader setting of the series than I felt in the first book. I also enjoyed the fact that there was a secondary mystery involving The Rescued Word itself. There were a number of new characters added to the mix in this book, and sometimes I had trouble keeping track of them. Personally, I would have liked to see a little more of Seth, though I do love that he is not in law enforcement and that Clare often partners up with her best girlfriend, Jodie, to solve crimes, instead of a boyfriend as is the case in many cozies. I also like where the author is taking things with Creighton, even though I don't especially like him, and I'm very curious as to where his bad behavior will lead him in future books. Finally, I loved reading about the invitation-only party that Clare and Seth attended, and I hope the fact that they will be invited every year from now on means we might see another one like it in a future book.
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Reading Progress

September 25, 2017 – Shelved
September 25, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 12, 2018 – Started Reading
January 12, 2018 –
page 41
14.86%
January 17, 2018 –
page 66
23.91%
January 21, 2018 –
page 129
46.74%
January 22, 2018 –
page 207
75.0%
January 23, 2018 –
page 218
78.99%
January 24, 2018 – Shelved as: genre-mystery
January 24, 2018 – Shelved as: level-adult
January 24, 2018 – Finished Reading
December 24, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018

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