Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)
Mrs. Dunn, a resident of a retirement community, isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite person, particularly on account of the loud, pesky parrot she keeps around. When Mrs. Dunn collapses one day after leaving Felicia’s food truck, most everyone assumes the older woman just had a stroke or something, but Felicia suspects there’s something shadier to it in Fit to Be French Fried by author Celia Kinsey.
I was specifically looking for short reads when I ran into this cozy mystery I’d guess is a novelette.
While liking the fun, clever title and the quirkiness suggested by the equally fun book cover (which could totally make me hungry!), I checked the blurb to see if it would mention Felicia stumbling upon a dead body. Nothing at all against readers who enjoy quirky cozies about murder, but it’s hard for me to fully enjoy the humor and quirkiness of a tale when it’s centered on human life having been snuffed out.
That’s just me, so I like finding murderless mysteries when I can. And yes, this one delivers on humor and an entertaining plot, but it’s also not utterly silly. Though I was taken aback by an image stuck in the middle of the story advertising an unrelated series by the author (an ad right there?), and I had some issues with the verb tense choices in one scene and a few other grammar and punctuation errors in the book, those weren’t enough to lessen my enjoyment of this quick and satisfying read.
I’m looking forward to reading this author again.
Here’s my review of Book Two in the series, Hamburger Heist.