This week's book is Death Al Dente, the first in a new mystery series by Leslie Budewitz. I just finished the book this evening and am hoping to have my review up tomorrow night after work.
But in the mean time, here's how it begins:
"Who put these huckleberry chocolates on the front counter?" I grabbed the stack of purple boxes crammed with gooey huckleberry-filled chocolate wannabes swathed in purple foil and shoved them onto an open shelf on the side wall next to the herbal snoose.
And from page 56 we find:
I wanted to share the Pinsky's conviction that the killer would be found, and I didn't doubt Kim's abilities. But I could not forget - as no one in my family did - that some deaths were never explained.
Maybe I've been reading too many cozy debuts too close together, but this one didn't stand out. There were some things I think could be great, but for the most part it felt average to me. More in the full review tonight.