Saturday, April 17, 2010

Roadkill (Cal Leandros, #5) by Rob Thurman

Roadkill (Cal Leandros, #5) Roadkill by Rob Thurman

New from the national bestselling author of Deathwish

It's time to lock, load, and hit the road...

Once, while half-human Cal Leandros and his brother Niko were working on a case, an ancient gypsy queen gave them a good old-fashioned backstabbing. Now, just as their P.I. business hits a slow patch, the old crone shows up with a job.

She wants them to find a stolen coffin that contains a blight that makes the Black Death seem like a fond memory. But the thief has already left town, so the Leandros brothers are going on the road. And if they're very, very lucky, there might even be a return trip...

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really like this series but this book was just okay for me. Not a lot of the action that I have come to expect from the Leandros brothers. Much more philosophical musing in this book as compared to previous books.

On the plus side it was interesting to learn more about Rafferty and his cousin, Catcher, who we met in a previous book.

I didn't care for the Cal/Auphe aspect or even the Cal/Delilah line.

Hoping the next book goes back to what was great in the earlier books.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Makeovers Can Be Murder (A Fat City Mystery, #3) by Kathryn Lilley

Makeovers Can Be Murder (A Fat City Mystery, #3) Makeovers Can Be Murder by Kathryn Lilley

Plus-size reporter Kate Gallagher is facing the ultimate challenge-wearing a bikini for an upcoming assignment about weight loss scams. Sticking to her diet won't be easy-especially since her love life is already wasting away.

Kate learns she's not alone at a meeting of a women's support group, the Newbodies-where her friend Lila confides that her marriage is in trouble. When Lila turns up dead, Kate's suspicions immediately fall on the husband. But that's before she finds out that Lila wasn't the first "Newbody" to die. Apparently a killer has an appetite for plus-sized victims...

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was another good read in the Fat City Mystery series. The mystery was okay although I thought that the ending was a bit rushed and maybe a little over the top.

Not really liking where the author is taking Kate's love life but I get the feeling that we have not seen the end of Kate and Jonathan.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

A Killer Workout (A Fat City Mystery, #2) by Kathryn Lilley

A Killer Workout (A Fat City Mystery, #2) A Killer Workout by Kathryn Lilley

Plus-sized reporter Kate Gallagher decides to report for duty at Body Blast, a boot camp-style fitness program. But then her roomie is discovered with a broken neck at the foot of the climbing wall. It’s not the first suspicious accident at the camp—another woman recently fell to her death during a Wilderness Challenge.

Kate knows that losing weight is hard, but now it looks like it’s turning into mortal combat.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was a little darker and not quite as much fun as her last book. I still enjoyed it, but the humor that I so loved in her first book was missing in most of this book. Although I will say that there is a scene at the end of the book that redeemed it as far as the humor goes. I was laughing out loud and could not stop. Kate's butt really saves the day as well as the humor in the book.

I like where the author is going with Kate's love life and the mystery was interesting to figure out. Looking forward to the next book in the series as well.

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