Slay it with Flowers by Kate Collins

I picked this up at a local book drive to raise money for our Relay for Life team. The title sounded funny and it seemed like it would be a quick, amusing read. I was correct in that it was a quick read. The writing was simple and the dialogue fairly witty. There is an extremely amusing cast of characters. Very unique and down to earth characters that the author, I would guess, based on people she knew. I particularly found the mother highly amusing. My favorite character though was probably Marco, the main characters love-interest, local PI, and owner of the bar next door.

The main character was a grown up, quirky, and accident prone Nancy Drew. She apparently has a penchant for sticking her nose into local murders and ending up in trouble. The same in this book. It was an easy murder and story line to unravel. I pretty much knew who the killer was halfway through, just not a couple little details. There were several coincidences that were a little far-fetched, a little too handy to have occurred. I personally wouldn’t read it again or probably another book by her. I found it a little too simple and boring, even with the humor. However, for anyone interested in an easy, amusing reading and likes murder mysteries, this would be a great book. It would also be good for high-school level students I think. There as no grotesque or gory murder scenes and no sex scenes which was a nice change.

My rating:

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