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Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure by Diane Kelly
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it was ok
bookshelves: authors-to-not-read-again

This is NOT a mystery. This is a romance/thriller.

That being said...I liked the heroine somewhat, but didn't care for the story, the profanity, nor the fairly graphic sex scenes.

Not my cup of tea.

Goodreads definition of a cozy mystery is as follows in the next paragraph. This book most certainly does NOT qualify as a cozy mystery.

"Cozies very rarely focus on sex, profanity or violence. The murders take place off stage, and are often relatively bloodless (e.g. poisoning), while sexual activity (if any) between characters is only ever gently implied and never directly addressed. The cozy mystery usually takes place in a small town or village. The small size of the setting makes it believable that all the suspects know each other. The amateur sleuth is usually a very likeable person who is able to get the community members to talk freely about each other. There is usually at least one very knowledgeable, nosy, yet reliable character in the book who is able to fill in all of the blanks, thus enabling the amateur sleuth to solve the case."
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Reading Progress

April 17, 2013 – Shelved
April 18, 2013 – Started Reading
April 19, 2013 – Shelved as: authors-to-not-read-again
April 19, 2013 – Finished Reading

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