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A much better than average cozy mystery. I have not read any of the China Bayles series before, and while there were several references to what I assume were earlier stories, I didnt feel like I was really missing anything by coming in at Book 11. The story is a well plotted town bully story with several other subplots thrown in. Casey Ford owns most of the tiny town of Indigo, Texas, and hes as means as a prairie blizzard. When hes killed shortly after announcing his plans to sell the mining rights to his land and essentially wipe the town off the map, there isnt a single resident who cant be considered a suspect. That includes Caseys niece, Ally, whos also Chinas friend. Allys got loads of troubles, including a live-in boyfriend who seems to have a wandering eye. China and her ex-cop husband get caught up in the investigation and unravel more than one mystery along the way. In addition, theres lots of fascinating information about making dyes from plants. I have only a few quibbles. First, I did not care for Julia Gibsons narration. She sounds much too young to be China, and I dont care for her inflection. Second, I thought if China mentioned a characters honey-colored hair one more time I was going to scream. Finally, when the mystery is fully explained at the end of the book there is either a typo or a continuity error regarding dates that blows the whole thing up. Why, why, why dont people use editors anymore? But, that said, Im looking forward to going back and starting the series from the beginning.
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