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Er someone is definitely dead and the fire looks very suspicious but is it murder When the 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 are fighting 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 fling herself into the battle and match wits with the kill I picked this book up in one of those little free libraries on my street It is not really something I normally would have looked for It was a decent enough book my first time reading this author At times the humour factor was really great and I found 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 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 and flipping back a 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 it flows For that reason I can t give it a rating of four

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Damsels in Distress

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 face the horror of doing homework over the summer and her fiance Police Lieutenant Peter Rosen away Claire finds herself drawn into the strange inner workings of the group putting on the fair But just as Claire has decided t I wish I knew just what it is that makes me dislike the Claire Malloy mysteries Sometimes I think they re mildly misogynisticbut this time I think it s really that they re misanthropic in general The characters who ought to be zany are far darker and meaner spirited than that They have an oozing dark center lie without compunction Malloy goes nosing around with a rather unkind interest and since she s so good at solving mysteries I can t figure out why the police haven t encouraged her to join rather than trying to restrain her Her relationship with her daughter is very well done though I guess I just like fantasy that istrustworthy people in my mystery series Plus everything is held up for mean spirited ridicule here from Ren Faires to teachers to community theatre to mothers to people who make their own soap Mean mean meanRead via Hoopla from my public library excellent audio by C J Critt who really makes the characters appealing than I find them on the page

Joan Hess ´ 8 Free read

Hat her time might be better spent fretting over the details of her upcoming nuptials one of the volunteers helping with the Ren Fair falls victim to arson her body found burned in the wreckage of her rented home Even stranger none of the members of the local chapter of The Association for Renaissance Scholarship and Enlightenment ARSE the group putting on Farberville's first RenFair had ever met the woman in the flesh and can't provide any information about who she is and where she came from Howev Just an okay mystery The characters are funny but there were so many characters that it was difficult to keep everyone straight The conversations between characters seemed at sometimes to be stilted Who talks like that Otherwise enjoyable


10 thoughts on “Damsels in Distress

  1. says:

    2 stars for a book in which the protagonist is annoying and not particularly believable Amateur sleuths always need a connection to someone in l

  2. says:

    Rating 325 of fiveClaire Malloy bookselling sleuth of the Farberville Book Depot returns for 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 for a lethal weapon and civil and cr

  3. says:

    I wish I knew just what it is that makes me dislike the Claire Malloy mysteries Sometimes I think they’re mildly misogynisticbut this time I think it’s really that they’re misanthropic in general The characters who ought to be zany are far darker and meaner spirited than that They have an oozing dark center lie without compu

  4. says:

    The mystery part was reasonably interesting The main character however was awful She was unpleasant pretentious and utterly mirthless I found myself actively rooting for her to get jailed She gave enough cause between the breaking and entering the impersonation to illegally gain access to private mental health files and of course

  5. says:

    Just an okay mystery The characters are funny but there were so many characters that it was difficult to keep eve

  6. says:

    Rating PG 13 appropriate for 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 M

  7. says:

    I discovered the late and great Joan Hess several years back with her Maggody series After taking a huge pause in reading mysteries I picked up this up at the not so local somewhat rural library a few months ago to read with my 15 yo Suggest

  8. says:

    I picked this book up in one of those little free libraries on my street It is not really something I normally would have looked for It was a decent enough book; my first time reading this author At times the humour factor was really great and I found 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

  9. says:

    I enjoyed the story line of this book and most of the characters in the book Have you ever read a book where you get so involved that a character just ticks you off Her daughter is a brat and needs a wake up call and hope she rethinks her relationship with her fiance Other than them I really enjoyed the book

  10. says:

    This was my first Claire Malloy mystery I enjoyed the comedy and wit between characters like the jester's dialogue with Claire about the unicycle However I did fine that this story dragged in the middle I liked Claire's clever solution to the hostage situation and the ending but think the story would have benefitted from b