Friday, April 27, 2012

Book Club Friday - Barbara Marr Mysteries

It's Book Club Friday!
I finished both Citizen Insane and Silenced by the Yams this week! I'm really glad I found this series.

If you think PTA meetings are boring, then you haven't attended one in Barbara Marr's neighborhood, where MURDER is on the agenda. Always one to stumble into trouble, Barb learns the hard way, that a seemingly innocent yearbook scandal is actually part of a seriously sinister and deadly plot. Join soccer mom and movie lover Barbara Marr in this second laugh-out-loud, chaotic mystery, where high-profile crime and suburban living collide in an unexpected fashion. (Thanks Goodreads!)

My thoughts:
This sequel to Take the Monkeys and Run was a great follow up. There's lots o' drama between the mama's! Throw in Barb's husband still living in a condo with their friend Colt and being seen around town with another woman, one almost dead PTA member, a woman in disguised as a man and you've got some excitement in sleepy Rustic Woods, VA. And lucky for Barb, she's kept her mafia contacts. Another fun easy read in the same tone as the first novel. I still really like Karen Canwell's style - Barbara is a pretty funny character getting into all sorts of shenanigans!

What’s more chaotic than a house with a canary, two hungry cats, and a yappy poodle with elimination issues? Answer: Barbara Marr on a murder investigation. That’s right, when Barb attends her first movie review screening, film director Kurt Baugh dies within twenty minutes of meeting her. If that isn’t bad enough, her friend, ex-Mafioso, Frankie Romano, is arrested for the murder. In usual Barbara Marr fashion, a whole load of trouble ensues when she seeks to vindicate Frankie of the crime. More laughs, more fun, more Barbara Marr!

This third book in the popular Barbara Marr Murder Mystery Series brings Barb out of the suburbs and into the slimy, urban world of bright lights, nightly news, and drive-by shootings. Luckily, she never loses her sense of humor or her ability to befriend some decidedly quirky characters. (Thanks Goodreads!)

My thoughts:
The third installment of Barbara Marr's crazy life was once again very entertaining. There were two twists I never saw coming, which is always good. Honestly, if Barbara just listened to her husband (who does kinda know best here) she wouldn't end up in these predicaments and almost getting shot, like, twice. I'm just sayin'. It also totally sets up a fourth book, which I will definitely be reading!

Hop over to Heather @ Blonde. . . Undercover Blonde to check out more reviews!


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    1. They really are! I thoroughly enjoyed them =)

  2. Those look really interesting :) Definitely going to have to check them out. Have you read the Hannah Swenson series by Joanne Fluke?

    1. I haven't. . . yet!! Fudge Cupckae Murder is on my to-read list. I discovered it just by browsing Amazon and decided cake + mystery = perfect book for me :) Have you read them? Like them?


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