Here we are in Mid-July and the weather is steamy. I thought summer was never going to touch down on our neck of the woods. Now it's hotter than a firecracker!!!
This month our review team picked
Raining Men and Corpses
Anne R. Tan
When it rains, it pours … and this amateur sleuth may be in over her head.
Graduate student Raina Sun is trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in when her dashing college adviser cons her out of several months of rent. Her quest to retrieve the money sets in motion a streak of even worse luck.
First, she stumbles on her advisor's dead body and becomes a suspect in his murder. Next, the only man she's ever loved reappears as the lead detective to the case. Raina's having trouble interpreting his signals--does he want to reignite their passion, or just stay close to his prime suspect?
Her life careens further out of control when her grandma shows up at Raina's postage-stamp-sized apartment, dragging a red suitcase and trouble of her own. As Raina summons her sleuthing skills, she discovers that when it comes to murder, there may be no place for an amateur.
For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor.
Raining Men and Corpses is a cozy mystery, a beach read for the summer. Raina, the amateur sleuth, had much to contend with. Not only snooping for clues to solve a murder, but also handling Po Po, her precocious grandmother.
When the lead detective comes into the picture, it's Raina's ex-boyfriend, I thought things would start to heat up, but I didn't find any sparks. A few characters in the book I also didn't care for. Raina's friend, for instance. It might have been me, but I felt the book dragged. I had a hard time getting into and through it, but that's just me. I've seen many rave reviews.
Perhaps you'll feel differently and love this cozy mystery.
Hop on over and read Empi's and Nana's reviews. Let's see if we agree or disagree with this novel.