Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: SMUGGLERS AND SCONES by Morgan C. Talbott

Pippa runs a bed and breakfast inn, where authors can relax and unwind.

"All my guests were mystery authors, as per Raymond Moore's will, and though they came in all shapes, sizes, experience levels, and subgenres, they were all hopelessly dedicated to their craft."  (9)

Pippa had that cute charm that hits a soft spot for the reader. The author definitely had a way with words and infused a delightful wit to an endearing character.

The story had a slow start that only progressed at a superfluously lagging pace throughout. I thought that the premise of murder combined with the history and folklore of an enriching ghost tale was interesting, but, unfortunately, the point of it all took much longer than it should've. For me, a good mystery should be well endowed with the capacity to keep you on your toes. And, while this book was indeed well endowed with fruitful details and vibrant settings, it wasn't the page-turner I was expecting.

My rating: 2.5 stars

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