“Murderous Matrimony” by Joyce Lavene Book Review

By Ruth on November 21, 2013 in book, mystery, review
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Murderous Matrimony (Renaissance Faire Mystery #6)Murderous Matrimony by Joyce Lavene

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This had to have been one of the more unusual cozy mysteries I have possibly ever read. Part of the problem is that this is the first book I have read from the series. While I had no difficulty jumping into the action, I felt like I was playing catch-up for the first portion of the book. I also was not prepared for the ghost. Now don’t be worried. This ghost is not scary. She is reminiscent of “Topper” (I was a fan of the old “Topper films” from old Hollywood).

I reveled in the setting of this story. Who doesn’t like a Renaissance Faire? It is clear that some unusual things are going on, and not everything makes sense. In fact, I see this mystery as a blend of fantasy and mystery. The characters didn’t really connect with me, but again, that is probably due to my not reading the other books in the series. The story was simple enough to read, and there was honestly never a dull moment. Also, the profanity was practically nonexistent.

I could have done without the implied bedroom scene. it didn’t seem to make sense when the couple was supposed to be getting married at the end of the story, but that is just my opinion. I could have done without the ghost and some of the other stranger elements of the story. This was not necessarily my favorite, but I can honestly say that the author writes well.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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