Saturday, August 17, 2013

Book review: Murder with a Touch of Spice by Gloria Hander Lyons

Hey, everyone! I've been a reading maniac lately, and here's another one I finished in about 2 days while I took a short break from my recent Stephen King obsession. The author is a very talented lady who has published about 20 books under the self-help category. This is her debut fiction novel.

SynopsisCome along for a spicy ride on a journey filled with murder, kidnapping, car chases, gun battles and explosions. It all begins when socialite, Maybelle Jamison, is stabbed and goes tumbling down the grand staircase at an elegant hotel in Clearwater, TX, picking off wedding consultant, Ginger McCormick, like a spare pin in a bowling alley. Since Ginger is the last person to see Maybelle alive, her husband, Mace, and their four adult daughters, Sage, Cinnamon, Pepper and Curry must find the real killer before Sheriff Jason Winters throws Ginger in jail. It’s Murder with a Touch of Spice—six spices to be exact—a cozy mystery novel that’s sometimes funny and sometimes intense, but spicy through and through.

This was such a pleasant read! The story was non-stop action. It was a well-balanced mix of humor, drama, suspense, action/adventure, and a dash of romance (which is normally all I can handle). I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I just couldn't turn the pages fast enough. 

The Spice Sisters are close-knit, and I enjoyed the way the author developed each character. This feisty group of sisters was unique, but each lovely lady was equally as witty and clever. The dad seemed like a big softy, which was a a nice effect to balance out the fiery mom and daughters. Ginger, their mom, was in the wrong place at the wrong time, she ended up wrapped in a murder case with terrorist arms dealers plotting to murder her because they thought she new too much. She was knocked down a flight of stairs alongside another lady, Maybelle, who had gotten herself into a heap of trouble after confronting these guys. 

The daughters didn't wait for the police to oversee this case. Nope. This was their MOM, so they took charge, divided, and conquered! They seemed to take over the city, and every time I thought the action was over, a building would blow up or a car chase would ensue. This book reminded me of watching one of those fun made-for-TV movies on the Family Channel or ABC or better yet, an episode of Matlock. I highly encourage you to read this book. It's just too good to pass up. 

To learn more about the author, check out her website! Lots of good stuff there. 

Thanks for reading!

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