I am also very tired of cousin Jill and her total abuse of Abby's hospitality and friendship. Those who follow me closely know of my affinity for him as a person and an actor, and every time he is on screen, I declare he always gets better I mean, how do you improve on perfection? I can't stand her anymore. Not bad for a few days work! I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. I can only speak for myself but Kate Collins knows how to write a cozy murder. I readily identify with Kate as Nikki, as her quirkiness appeals to my sense of humor. The killer was a surprise, and the last scene was very tense, like a dam burst from all of the feelings before in the book. Probably one of the least sympathetic characters I've run across in a long time, especially when it seems we are supposed to be sympathetic.
Goofs Abby says the photo in the newspaper is her driver license photo. I just hope she gets smarter about her own safety and spends less time with the nasty cousin. I gave it two stars instead of one because I made it to the end. At worst, she's a stubborn know-it-all judgmental little snob who claims to be helping but only makes thing worse. It is very hard for her to believe she is the prime suspect in a murder case, and people have gone to prison on a lot less evidence that there is against her.
Abby Knight is one adorable heroine! She was angry, she caught him alone, and she killed him! But Abby Knight is no Stephanie Plum. Things didn't start out well, when she almost runs him over in her car and then while trying to sneak the flower on his desk he walks in and catches her. The relationship between Abby and Marco is going slow and steady, and I like that. When she receives a mysterious order for black roses to be delivered to the law department of the local university, Abby, having a colorful history with the school and a daughter who is currently a student, decides to deliver the flowers herself. Ideally, people would be able to work at great places and chose their employment at will. Boy, do I run into them a lot, what a coincidence!. She's not particularly clever or likeable or funny.
And in the case of Kate and Brooke, their friendship rings true on screen and off. A professor who seemed to have it out for Abby when she used to be a student. Only Brooke Shields finds she's delivered her flowers to a corpse. Now things are really a mess as Abby realizes that she is at the top of the police's list of suspects. She is their prime suspect! Remember Mary Richards on the Mary Tyler Moore show? Nothing outrageous this time around. Misty the receptionist Janet Porter.
She leaves but insists against Marco's advice to go back and claim her beautiful creation only to discover a dead body in Snapdragons chair office but it isn't him. And boy, does she wish she had not! Yikes, I could see myself doing something like that but I think—or at least I hope—I would talk myself out of it later. And because Puffer keeps pointing the finger at her. This was very funny and engaging with all the running around she does. There's a sub-plot of animal kidnapping that eventually ties into the murder investigation.
Janet is a lot like that. It's not about dropping out of law school. I grew up in a small town in Michigan. It doesn't work that way. Additionally, he is an actor who is as modest as they come. But her plans for a speedy delivery are foiled when he catches her putting the bloom on his desk and sends it straight into the trash.
She's such a good person, she couldn't hurt a fly! I can only speak for myself but Kate Collins knows how to write a cozy murder. Therefore, while I go in expecting an extraordinary performance, Brennan always exceeds my expectations and that is spoken in utter sincerity. There hasn't been a bad book in the bunch! Everyone get in line, you need to be painted by the florist who knows only two fucking colors. Boy, do I run into them a lot, what a coincidence!. Determined to retrieve the rose Dragon tossed it in the trash and a bit of her dignity, Abby marches back up to his office to find Reed dead and she quickly becomes the prime suspect.
I'm done with the series. The mystery is well written and I didn't guess who the real murderer was until the very end. I'll find out who the real murder is! When Abby's fingerprints are found on the murder weapon, she becomes the chief suspect in a dramatic homicide investigation, finding herself hounded by a hard-boiled detective and pursued by a reporter. In this book Marco is around a bit more and you can see their relationship building. They are unprincipled people who don't care about animal torture. I greatly anticipate the day that Hallmark brings Rachel on as a lead in one of their films as she has the unquestioned acting chops for it.
I always said Brennan had that knack, but there is no doubt that Brooke is the same way. Driver license photos are taken from the neck up so as to focus upon facial features. This one had a good mystery, but had some bits that bothered me, such as some editing problems, a piece of equipment that should have been thoroughly checked over, a case that was pretty flimsy and heavy-handed. But sometimes a girl s got to face down her dragons. I am also very tired of cousin Jill and her total abuse of Abby's hospitality and friendship.