Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lemon Tart

My Rating:

I love a good mystery, especially when it leaves you with a surprise ending! Now, I do have to admit that this book is different from the others I’ve read. First of all our heroin, an “independent detective,” is not a young and curious 20 year old but a slightly more mature, witty and sassy 50 year old with a lot of spunk and a knack for getting into trouble. Move over Angela Lansbury, there’s a new girl in town who’s cook’n up a storm…literally. Sadie is a bake-a-holic with a motto that a “warm pan of homemade chocolate brownies can cure anything” (hmmm…she actually might be on to something there).
I loved this book for several reasons. First, at the end of the chapters you’ll find authentic “Sadie Recipes” (usually for something Sadie cooked in the previous chapter).
Second, this mystery kept me guessing. I seriously thought I had the whole thing figured out for several chapters until another clue would appear and let me suspect someone else. When the true murderer was revealed I was shocked.
I enjoyed the story from beginning to the end and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. If you like fast paced mysteries that start as soon as the book begins than you’ll love Lemon Tart. I only have one word of advice…Make sure you read this book with a snack; otherwise you might start feeling a little munchie.:-)

1 comment:

  1. I love your reviews! They are interesting and very helpful. Thanks! I also wanted to let you know that I believe you meant to say "heroine" where you said "heroin." Again, I love your reviews! Keep up the great work. :)