Friday, January 4, 2013

I Really Want To Go To Sarasota!

I also really want Key Lime Pie!







My "in a nutshell" summary...

Florida...sun...sand...and...murder...actually more than one murder.

My thoughts after reading this book...

Hmmm...there are tons of interesting characters in this book...and I suspected each and everyone of them while I was reading. And can I just say that every once in a while I love books with lots of really short chapters? Yum! This book had the best short chapters ever...each one made me suspect someone new. I truly did not suspect the real murderer until the very end...and just so you know...it was the very last person I would ever suspect!

Let me briefly tell you what happened. This is what I would call a light hearted mystery so I will not be revealing anything major...it would spoil the fun of this delightful book! Piper...the Nancy Drew character in this book...is in Sarasota for her cousin Kathy's wedding. A friend of Kathy's disappears and this starts a progression of horrible events. Murders...mayhem...alligators...and...Puffer Fish! It is just fun and entertaining and well written.

What I loved about this book...

In a word? Everything! There are tantalizing food descriptions and beaches and wild life and quirky characters and mysterious characters and again...I suspected everyone. I loved it! I love the kind of cozy mystery where a supporting character makes a really bad choice and you know ultimately...it's curtains for them! Great fun!

What I did not love...

There is a recipe for Aunt Nora's Siesta Key Lime Pie in the back of the book...easy, no baking, and now I am forced to make it. Fictional Aunt Nora says it's the best.

Final thoughts...

What a delightful fun book this was. I have not read a Mary Jane Clark book in ages...she has written tons...but I loved Piper. I need to check out more of these books. If you love a relaxing cozy suspenseful mystery...this is an amazing one to choose.



On to my next schedule book...whew!




13 comments:

  1. Can I go to Sarasota with you? It's been cold and dreary here. The sun is out today for the first time in a while. Footprints in the Sand sounds really good!

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    1. Let's go...I am looking at VRBO in Sarasota and there are great little cottages! Meet you there!

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  2. Oooooo in Key West they sell these chocolate covered key lime pie slices on a stick. It's DIVINE.

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    1. Yum! I can't wait to make the pe plus I want to wear red flip flops!

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  3. Nice review...I like Mary Jane Clark. The recipes and Key Lime Pie sound very good. :)

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
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  4. Sounds like a nice read for right now, when I wish I was at the beach and not surrounded by snow.

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  5. Yes! Yes! To both! I went to Sarasota this summer and LOVED it! I went to Key West and had the key lime pie--with chocolate--on a stick! Again. Yes! :-D

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  6. Oh, I think short chapters can really increase the suspense in a story. And I like anything by Mary Jane Clark. Key Lime pie? One of my favorites!

    I've also had my eye on The One I Left Behind. Enjoy!

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  7. Mmmm... Key Lime pie sounds positively delightful!!

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