Thursday, February 23, 2012

Delectable Mountains - a Just Desserts selection!

Delectable Mountains
by Earlene Fowler

After multiple recommendations to use an Earlene Fowler title for the libraries' Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, we finally used one of her titles -- Delectable Mountains -- for one of our group discussions in January 2012. I enjoyed this one quite a bit -- it's a middle-of-the-road mixture of cozy and police procedural, and falls right in the middle of the long-running series featuring Benni Harper, set in a small California community. The characters are all well-defined, even if the mystery itself is a bit predictable. Benni doesn't stand out as a busy-body, as many "amateur sleuths" do -- her involvement in the mystery seems reasonable, and I found myself liking her as a character very much. I recommend this series to anyone who's a fan of such authors as Carolyn G. Hart -- strong sense of place, and character-driven storyline. Enjoy! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library and coordinator of the Just Desserts group. [ Join other mystery fans each month to discuss a pre-assigned mystery novel -- our February 2012 meeting is tonight, February 23rd! ]

[Also available in book-on-cd format.]

[ official Earlene Fowler and "Benni Harper" web site ]

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