Review: Accessories to die for
Title: Accessories to die for
Author: Paula Paul
Release Date: December 5th, 2017
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Good old-fashioned murder lurks behind the Old World charm of Santa Fe, New Mexico. And nobody knows that better than former attorney turned consignment-shop owner—and part-time amateur sleuth—Irene Seligman. When New York assistant DA Irene Seligman moved home to take care of her demanding mother, Adelle, she thought she was leaving a world of corruption and violence behind. But after opening her store, Irene’s Closet, and getting reacquainted with the locals, she learns that something’s rotten in sunny Santa Fe. Even upstanding citizens like her friend Juanita Calabaza, a Native American artisan, can’t seem to escape the decidedly unfashionable surge in crime. Juanita’s handcrafted jewelry has been known to catch the eye of many a tourist on the plaza in Santa Fe’s historic district. But lately she’s been attracting the wrong kind of attention . . . from the police. With her son missing after falling in with a bad crowd, Juanita foretells the death of one of his associates—which comes back to haunt her when the scumbag actually turns up dead. Now Juanita’s trading in her turquoise beads for an orange jumpsuit, and Irene will need to call upon all her old investigative skills to clear Juanita’s name—before her friend pays the ultimate price.
My Review: This book was not what I expecting. I thought it would be a traditional cozy mystery but instead it had gangs, drugs and running from the police, none of which I felt like were conducive to a cozy mystery atmosphere. In addition the story seemed to jump all over the place and a lot of the plot points weren’t very unbelievable. There were a few aspects I liked, such as the main character and a few of the other side characters. I wouldn’t recommend this book if you are looking for a nice cozy mystery read.
*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*