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Book Review: The Murderous Type (The Bookstore Mystery, #2) by Sue Minix

The Murderous Type (The Bookstore Mystery, #2) by Sue Minix was published on May 25, 2023 and is about a crime writer named Jen, who has taken over her friend's bookstore.  When the mayor and a local restaurateur die, Eric, a local police officer, becomes a suspect.  Jen knows she has to prove his innocence. A huge thank you goes out to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for approving me for an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of The Murderous Type (The Bookstore Mystery, #2) by Sue Minix.  I love Minix's first book in the series so much, I knew I had to read the sequel.  I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Where has Sue Minix been hiding?  She is an amazing author, and I have just fallen in love with her mystery series.  I could just gush about her talent as a writer.  This sequel virtually picks up where the first book left off.  With that being said, it can be read as a stand alone novel, and the reader won't feel like they missed anything because the a

Book Review: Going Rogue, Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich was published on November 1, 2022.  The novel opens with Stephanie Plum arriving at the bonds office on a Monday morning, and office manager Connie Rosolli isn't there.  When Stephanie finally gets into the office, the file room has been tossed.  Then comes the ransom call, which sends Stephanie on the hunt for a mysterious coin that she needs to get Connie released.

The Stephanie Plum book series is one that I've come to love and enjoy when I need a light read that will give me some laughs.  Right off the start, this edition has yet again made me think it's now being ghost written because Lula is asking if one of the people bonded out by Vinnie is Joe Morelli's grandmother.  Lula already know who she is, so this is what made me think that it's ghost written.  If the author just wanted to reintroduce Bella, there had to be a better way to do this.

With that being said, I absolutely loved this latest edition and felt like the writing was a bit more mature than some of the previous books in the series.  The storyline was an interesting one, and I loved that we got to know Bella as more than an afterthought.  I actually found myself liking her, and I hope she comes around to liking Stephanie . . . although, it does seem like she is on that trajectory.  Another great thing is that Vinnie had a larger part in Going Rogue:  Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine.  He didn't seem quite so weasely  this time around.

Stephanie seems a bit more mature, and I like to see characters have some progression.  There is even a bit of marriage discussion between her and another character . . . you'll have to read the story to see who she's talking about it with.  All in all, I had a blast reading Going Rogue:  Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich, and I give it five out of five stars.

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