Friday, April 28, 2017

Murder in Sun City---a review

Liz operates a London-style, double-decker bookmobile, which allows her to meet people---and get herself in trouble. When one of her customers in the retirement community of Sun City doesn't come to the bus for the books she ordered, Liz goes looking for her, and finds her dead in a home full of unpacked boxes and clutter.

James lives in the woods behind the community, or in the locker room of the gym, or in the attic of the victim's home. Who knows where he's going to be? The war vet has PTSD and often doesn't know from one day to the next what he's done or where he is. But there are times when he knows exactly what he's doing.

A nosy neighbor, a missing daughter, and a whole lot of stolen church artifacts add to the twists and turns in this novel, where Liz meets James and nothing is as it seems.

I enjoyed Murder in Sun City, although there were a few things that pulled me out of the novel. Early in the book, the author frequently referenced Liz's joy of hugging, a character trait that's endearing, but mentioned far too often. Later in the story, a set of yawns seemed a bit too contrived for my taste. But all in all, this was a great tale that kept me guessing all the way through.

I recommend it!

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  1. Sounds good, Linda! I'll have to put it on my ever-growing "to read" list. Thanks :-)

    1. Mine is "ever-growing" too. I figure if I don't buy another book and live another seventy or eight years, I may finish the list. By then, some would be considered "classics." :D

  2. It is a sweet book and a really fun series that's grown on me. Read more of them! The character of Liz is a hugger, she just is.

    1. I didn't realize that you were the editor until after I posted the reviews! I'm glad Liz is a hugger, though I did think that it was over-emphasized early in the book. But I can see how it would be a fun series. I enjoyed the characters.