*This book is part of the Write 31 Days writing challenge.
I have to begin this post with a confession: I am not much of a mystery novel fan. I don’t like suspense or “not-knowing.” Therefore, I almost always read the last chapter of a book first – for any book. Yep, I am one of those crazy ones. The only exception is for books that I’ve promised to read and review for the blog. In order to be fair and honest in my review, I don’t read the last chapter but sometimes it is still tempting to do so!
This wasn’t the case for Elizabeth Spann Craig’s novels. I don’t remember how I came across her books or even why I bothered to read one, Progressive Dinner Deadly, but I did. It may have been the bright cover or the interesting description, in any case, I started reading the book and instantly I was hooked. I can’t wait to finish working my way through the series.
Craig has a captivating and strong writing voice that kept me reading and it is impossible not to fall in love with Myrtle Clover. I love that she is 80 years old and yet she is spunky, perceptive, and assertive! There are few novels with senior protagonists, even fewer ones that don’t portray seniors as stereotypical cranky-pants or clueless fools. Craig has created a wonderful, smart and relevant character in Myrtle Clover.
Thus, if you enjoy mystery novels you should check out Elizabeth Spann Craig’s novels. She is, indeed, an awesome author.
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