Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Just Shoot Me Dead

 Just Shoot Me Dead, by Anne R  Tan, was a random find on Hoopla in February.  They do a bonus borrow campaign in Feb and I saw this and decided to give it a try.  Turns out it is related to the Raina series I had been planning to try at some point so it was a double win.  I liked Lucy Fong and PoPo but Lucy has a bit more baggage than I would normally like in my MC. I tend to want to read these books to escape and try to solve a mystery.  Lucy has a lot of unresolved issues in her past and it feels like these may play a big role in the storylines.   I am willing to give the series another try before making a final decision though.  

Just Shoot Me DeadJust Shoot Me Dead by Anne R. Tan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interesting premise for a cozy. Lucy’s family has a PI business that’s been in the family for generations. Problem is she left home as a teen and has nothing to do with it. That was until her mother is in the hospital after being shot and her sister is missing. Oh yeah there’s a dead guy in her sisters apartment. Needless to say there’s plenty of family drama. Mixed in with this is comedic relief of PoPo and cousin Stella and a bit of a budding romance with Max the police chief. There’s deception and secrecy all helping to hide the killer’s identity. The who is rather clever if it was revealed a bit abruptly but did make sense when all the pieces were explained. Overall an intriguing and unique cozy

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Goodreads and Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2023 Book #33  
  2. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #   27
  3. AtoZ   #2023AtoZReadingChallenge  #AlphabetSoupChallenge  J
  4. Alphabet Soup Author Edition #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge  A
  5. Stacking the Series  #stackingseries2023 1
  6. Series Catchup #seriescatchup2023 -1
  7. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023   Book #29
  8. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #24
  9. Cruisin thru Cozies  Free choice #9
  10. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #25
  11. Craving for Cozies  Book #22
  12. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #99  Shot #1
  13. Medical Examiner Challenge  1 Toe Tags shot
  14. Around the Year in 52 Books #33. A book by an author with a first name popular in 1923
  15. HP Quidditch 23 #41 Cho Chang: Written by an Asian or AAPI author
  16. Nerdy Bookworm  #NerdyBookwormChallengeXO #2.  A book with more than 300 pages
  17. Pick your Poison  # 93 A book with a beach on the cover
  18. Read with Allison #10 Pronoun in the Title
  19. What's in a Name   #4 You or Me
  20. TBRChallenge  #TBRChallenge March Baggage

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