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Fast paced and delightful,
This review is from: Whiskey Rebellion: An Addison Holmes Mystery (Addison Holmes Mysteries Book 1) (Kindle Edition)This offering from author, Liliana Hart, is a real charmer.
Engaging, quirky, and humorously cursed with bad luck, history teacher turned detective, Addison Holmes (not to be confused with Sherlock or Katie), has to roll with the punches as she solves the mystery of her high school principal's apparent murder in the alley behind a seedy strip club. But the principal's death proves to be only the tip of the investigative iceberg. There are more dead bodies in her future
Holmes is an exceedingly likeable character who manages to get herself into all sorts of unusual "situations." Hart's heroine smacks of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum or Lois Greiman's Chrissy McMullen. The plot moves along at a good clip. (If you read a lot, you can probably read this book in an afternoon.) And there are a number of "laugh out loud" moments throughout the book.
In all honestly, there were a few more proofreading issues than I would have preferred to see. But they... Read more
8 of 8 people like this review
Not a Mystery,
This review is from: Whiskey Rebellion: An Addison Holmes Mystery (Addison Holmes Mysteries Book 1) (Kindle Edition)This book might be chick lit. Or romance, if you think romance is sexual feelings toward someone you just met or you get your kicks from peeking in windows. What it definitely is not is a mystery, despite the fact that it opens with the heroine stumbling over a body.
Speaking of the heroine, she's supposed to be a history teacher, but her behavior is more like that of one of her students. She's the one with the raging hormones. She's ditzy. I'm not sure how she managed to get a college degree. Her interests appear to be ice cream and sex, not any kind of history.
When the handsome homicide detective--yes, a cliche--happened to mention that he was trying to solve a murder 35% of the way into the book, a murder that no one seemed to care about in most of the first third, I stopped reading. I realized there was nothing in this book about investigating the crime or interviewing suspects or the stakes being raised because the victim was dead. I decided this book was... Read more
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What a ditz,
This review is from: Whiskey Rebellion: An Addison Holmes Mystery (Addison Holmes Mysteries Book 1) (Kindle Edition)Thank goodness this was free. I just couldn't finish. This story caught my interest from the first page...drama and humor combined. The story line was really good and I really wanted to find out what happened, but I CAN'T STAND THE MAIN CHARACTER, ADDISON!!!!!
Oh my gosh, what a DITZ, an airhead, so irritating!!! I have no patience for a person that causes their own trouble. And Addison is a high school teacher????
She breaks the rules and wonders why she gets into trouble?
She takes a 2nd job as a stripper and wonders how word gets out in this small town.
She eats a banana split while driving through morning traffic. Not a cone you can eat with one hand, a banana split, that takes a utensil. She cuts people off, almost gets into an accident.
She can't keep promises or secrets. Ugh! Steer clear of this immature 30 yr old. She sounds like a high school student herself and even then an immature high school student.
If the author had just toned down... Read more