APDO Book Club: Death & Decluttering

Nancy McGovern, Death & Decluttering (Sparks & Joy Mystery, 1), McGovern Books, 2020.

The latest APDO Book Club choice, this should have hit my sweet spot – a cozy crime with an organising bent.

Unfortunately it felt to me like it was trying a little too hard to be funny and the characters were a little too exaggerated – some of them like ostrich-riding Uncle Beppe were real caricatures.

As such, although the book achieved what it set out to do, it fell flat for me. I simply didn’t care about murder victims Lauren and Chip because they weren’t realistic enough people.

Probably one for the Agatha Raisin fans. My sense of humour just isn’t a match for the author’s, sorry.

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