Mum's the Word by Kate Collins
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Hoping to find another cozy mystery series to enjoy, I read MUM'S THE WORD by Kate Collins, her first effort in "A Flower Shop Mystery" series. It seemed like a series I would enjoy. It isn't. Though the story line is unbelievable, it is OK enough for a cozy. The characters are varied with the requisite personality types...check. The writing. That's the weak point. The story is padded with so much repetition that it becomes a distraction. Once we know that Abby's flaming red hair is instantly recognizable and that Marco is dark, handsome, and exuding masculinity, that the Corvette is banana yellow and gleaming--well, we truly do not need to be continually reminded of these characteristics. Published in 2004, the first book may be the weakest link in the series though I don't intend to read the others.
If you like cozy mysteries and can skim over the wordiness, you might want to try this book. I just can't recommend it.
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