Resting as well But my major criticism s that the vast list of characters tended to be confusing The
Author Did Not Take Enoughdid not take enough familiarizing the reader with the long list of secondary characters before delving deeply nto a plot line nvolving so many names I was often left scratching my head and flipping back a few pages to try to sort Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589 it all out I don t like thatn a book I like a book that Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist is set up so wellt flows For that reason I can t give t a rating of four 2 stars for a book n which the protagonist s annoying and not particularly believable Amateur sleuths always need a connection to someone n law enforcement but Imaginary Runner its not okay for said sleuth to break the law as this one does while engaged to a detective No way would they still be together I m all for From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 independent women but Malloy shows little respect for her lover and since thiss 16 he would have been fired long before this for allowingcondoning Malloy s Fresh Water illegal activities The mystery part was reasonablynteresting The main character however was awful She was unpleasant pretentious and utterly mirthless I found myself actively rooting for her to get jailed She gave enough cause between the breaking and entering the French Daguerreotypes impersonation tollegally gain access to private mental health files and of course the hacking From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read into a state government database Thedea that any police detective would marry her and compromise his job s unbelievable She didn t have a single good uality that would mitigate the sneakiness abrasiveness and pomposity that defined her actions throughout the book I discovered the late and great Joan Hess several years back with her Maggody series After taking a huge pause n reading mysteries I picked up this up at the not so local somewhat rural library a few months ago to read with my 15 yo Suggestive at times but overall a clean read Clever definitely witty Claire s relationship with her own daughter and solid romance with the detective are built nto the story line so that f you ve not read previous Claire Malloy stories as we hadn t you ll be fine picking this up and reading Twelve Days of Pleasure it We didn t feel asf we d missed out This was my first Claire Malloy mystery I enjoyed the comedy and wit between characters like the jester s dialogue with Claire about the unicycle However I did fine that this story dragged n the middle I liked Claire s clever solution to the hostage did fine that this story dragged n the middle I liked Claire s clever solution to the hostage and the ending but think the story would have benefitted from being compact. Er someone Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye is definitely dead and the fire looks very suspicious buts Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France it murder When the fair opens tensions expose the dark secrets and malevolent schemes that lurk beneath the superficial congeniality of the ARSE members The lords are leaping the ladies are lying and the knights are fighting while someones committing murder most heinous And with Claire's dreams of a blissful wedding hanging n the balance she has no choice left but to fling herself nto the battle and match wits with the kill. I wish I knew just what t Electromyography for Experimentalists is that makes me dislike the Claire Malloy mysteries Sometimes I think they re mildly misogynisticbut this time I thinkt s really that they re misanthropic Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 in general The characters who ought to be zany are far darker and meaner spirited than that They have an oozing dark center lie without compunction Malloy goes nosing around with a rather unkindnterest and since she s so good at solving mysteries I can t figure out why the police haven t encouraged her to join rather than trying to restrain her Her relationship with her daughter s very well done though I guess I just like fantasy that strustworthy people n my mystery series Plus everything s held up MEAN SPIRITED RIDICULE HERE FROM spirited ridicule here from Faires to teachers to community theatre to mothers to people who make their own soap Mean mean meanRead via Hoopla from my public library excellent audio by C J Critt who really makes the characters appealing than I find them on the page Rating PG 13 appropriate for middle school through adult 1st person narrativeLimited strong language Instead the main character Claire will report that she used a variety of Anglo Saxon words to express herself Thank you Ms HessNo sexNo graphic violence this Wicked Loving Lies is a whodunit not a police proceduralPlot no spoilersOnce again Claires present or uncomfortably nearby when a crime or two are committed much to the disgust of her long suffering detective fianc Peter This time La heredera del mar it sn the midst of a Renaissance Fair among ts eccentric participants fianc Peter This time t s n the midst of a Renaissance Fair among ts eccentric participants personally enjoy the amusing descriptions of situations provided by Joan Hess as well as the verbal sparring between Claire and her often obnoxious teenage daughter Caron My Rantcom do somethingThis book needs editing Joan Hess s too seasoned a writer to have been responsible for the mistakes found n the kindle version therefore whoever was supposed to have formatted Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One it for the E Book did a substandard job A clue that sloppy writings not the culprit Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) is that the mistakes are not of the standard spelling errors such as mixing up theretheirthey re ortsit s 1 Throughout the book one character Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe is variously referred to as Angie or Angle though oddly enough never Angel 2 Within a biker group s description gay was added for no apparent reason confusing the reader 3 Random extra letters or numbers were added to words as well as weirdest of all the letter gn subscript which shows up every once Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time in awhile after the period at the end of sentences4. A Renaissance Fairs coming to the relatively uiet college town of Farberville Arkansas which One Wild Weekend is not the sort of news that usually sets local bookseller Claire Malloy's heart racing But with Caron Claire's perpetually petulant teenage daughter being pullednto volunteering or face the horror of doing homework over the summer and her fiance Police Lieutenant Peter Rosen away Claire finds herself drawn Forgetful of Their Sex into the strangenner workings of the group putting on the fair But just as Claire has decided
Summary ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Joan HessThe numeral 1 and the letter I are not Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing interchangeable nor are they near one another on a keyboard Ignoring the formatting problems thiss one fun book to read It s not Shakespeare although the Bard F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is referenced Enjoy I enjoyed the story line of this book and most of the charactersn the book Have you ever read a book where you get so Walled (The Line, involved that a character just ticks you off Her daughters a brat and needs a wake up call and hope she rethinks her relationship with her fiance Other than them I really enjoyed the book Rating 325 of fiveClaire Malloy bookselling sleuth of the Farberville Book Depot returns for her umpty zillionth murder nvestigation well okay only the sixteenth but this her umpty zillionth murder nvestigation well okay only the sixteenth but this at a shudder Renaissance FaireNow seriously Have any of y all been to a Renaissance Faire Have you not wished ntensely for a lethal weapon and civil and criminal mmunity Milady Larchblossom and the Baron uonsethut oof So as Claire snooped about I found myself suirming n discomfort at the faux olde tyme speak the cultists used though not consistently to the editor s lasting shame and the nstant sense memory of being at one of these events Tempting Fate in Texasn heat just like Hess describesI can t think how anyone could want to don Northern European clothing from the era before central heating n the American South My daughter who belongs to one of these organizations and s uite renowned for her fighting prowess will end up being Lanya one of the characters but hopefully with better behaved childrenThe mystery here One Giant Leap is a murder well two and the resolution was neat and tidy and strained credulity to the absolute minimum possiblen a series where the sleuth Apocalyptic Cartography is engaged to a police officer who does not chain her to her doorhandle to prevent her from messing around with crimeI recommend this book without a blush Newbies start with Strangled Prose and move forward as haphazardly as you wish Just an okay mystery The characters are funny but there were so many characters thatt was difficult to keep everyone straight The conversations between characters seemed at sometimes to be stilted Who talks like that Otherwise enjoyable I picked this book up n one of those little free libraries on my street It s not really something I normally would have looked for It was a decent enough book my first time reading this author At times the humour factor
Was Really Great And I Found Myself Actually Laughing Outreally great and I found myself actually laughing out A Bride for McCain in places The story line was uniue and rathernte. Hat her time might be better spent fretting over the details of her upcoming nuptials one of the volunteers helping with the Ren Fair falls victim to arson her body found burned Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven in the wreckage of her rented home Even stranger none of the members of the local chapter of The Association for Renaissance Scholarship and Enlightenment ARSE the group putting on Farberville's first RenFair had ever met the womann the flesh and can't provide any nformation about who she s and where she came from Howev. .