[Damsels in Distress] E–pub Ò Joan Hess

This was my irst Claire Malloy mystery I enjoyed the comedy and wit between characters like the jester s dialogue with Claire about the unicycle However I did ine that this story dragged in the middle I liked Claire S Clever Solution To The Hostage Situation clever solution to the hostage situation the ending but think the story would have benefitted rom being compact I picked this book up in one of those little ree libraries on my street It is not really something I normally would have looked I Love My Dad for It was a decent enough bookirst time reading this author really something I normally would have All about Us for It was a decent enough book myirst time reading this author times the humour actor was really great and I ound myself actually laughing out loud in places The story line was uniue and rather interesting as well But my major criticism is that the vast list of characters tended to be confusing The author did not take enough time Noni Speaks Up familiarizing the reader with the long list of secondary characters before delving deeply into a plot line involving so many names I was often left scratching my head andlipping back a Handbags and Gladrags few pages to try to sort it all out I don t like that in a book I like a book that is set up so well itlows For that reason I can t give it a rating of An Egg-cellent Easter! (Barbie) four Rating PG 13 appropriateor 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 is a whodunit not a police proceduralPlot no spoilersOnce again Claire is present or uncomfortably nearby when a crime or two are committed much to the disgust of her long suffering detective ianc Peter This. A Renaissance Fair is coming to the relatively uiet college town of Farberville Arkansas which 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 pulled into volunteering or ace the horror of doing homework over the summer and her Wish Upon a Wedding fiance Police Lieutenant Peter Rosen away Claireinds herself drawn into the strange inner workings of the group putting on the air But just as Claire has decided ,

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Ment database The idea that any police detective would marry her and compromise his job is unbelievable She didn t have a single good his job is unbelievable She didn t have a single good that would mitigate the sneakiness abrasiveness and pomposity that defined her actions throughout the book Rating 325 of Renovations: A Father and Son Rebuild a House and Rediscover Each Other fiveClaire Malloy bookselling sleuth of the Farberville Book Depot returnsor her umpty zillionth murder investigation well okay only the sixteenth but this time *at a shudder Renaissance FaireNow seriously Have any of y all been to a Renaissance Faire Have you not wished intensely *a shudder Renaissance FaireNow seriously Have any of y all been to a Renaissance Faire Have you not wished intensely a lethal weapon and civil and criminal immunity Milady Larchblossom and the Baron uonsethut oof So as Claire snooped about I Richard Nixon: The Life found myself suirming in discomfort at theaux olde tyme speak the cultists used though not consistently to the editor s lasting shame and the instant sense memory of being at one of these events in Texas in heat just like Hess describesI can t think how anyone could want to don Northern European clothing I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! from the era before central heating in the American South My daughter who belongs to one of these organizations and is uite renownedor her ighting prowess will end up being Lanya one of the characters but hopefully with better behaved childrenThe mystery here is a murder well two and the resolution was neat and tidy and strained credulity to the absolute minimum possible in a series where the sleuth is engaged to a police officer who does not chain her to her doorhandle to prevent her rom messing around with crimeI recommend this book without a blush Newbies start with Strangled Prose and move Puppet Master forward as haphazardly as you wish. Er someone is definitely dead and theire looks very suspicious but is it murder When the Swoon: The Heartthrob Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as Well as Beginners 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 areighting while someone is committing murder most heinous And with Claire's dreams of a blissful wedding hanging in the balance she has no choice left but to ling herself into the battle and match wits with the kill. ,
Damsels in DistressTime it s in the midst of a Renaissance Fair among its eccentric participants I 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 is too seasoned a writer to have been responsible or the mistakes ound in the kindle version therefore whoever was supposed to have ormatted it or the E Book did a substandard job A clue that sloppy writing is not the culprit is that the mistakes are not of the Standard Spelling Errors Such spelling errors such mixing up theretheirthey re or itsit s 1 Throughout the book one character is variously referred to as Angie or Angle though oddly enough never Angel 2 Within a biker group s description gay was added or no apparent reason confusing the reader 3 Random extra letters or numbers were added to words as well as weirdest of all the letter g in subscript which shows up every once in awhile after the period at the end of sentences4 The numeral 1 and the letter I are not interchangeable nor are they near one another on a keyboard Ignoring The Formatting Problems This formatting problems this one un book to read It s not Shakespeare although the Bard is referenced Enjoy The mystery part was reasonably interesting The main character however was awful She was unpleasant pretentious and utterly mirthless I ound myself actively rooting or her to get jailed gave enough cause between the breaking and entering the impersonation to illegally gain access to private mental health and of course the hacking into a state govern. Hat her time might be better spent retting over the details of her upcoming nuptials one of the volunteers helping with the Ren Fair Why Diets Make Us Fat falls victim to arson her bodyound burned in the wreckage of her rented home Even stranger none of the members of the local chapter of The Association Dont Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., for Renaissance Scholarship and Enlightenment ARSE the group putting on Farberville'sirst RenFair had ever met the woman in the Spanish Dagger (China Bayles, flesh and can't provide any information about who she is and where she camerom Howev. .