Monday's Musings on a Mystery
April 23, 2012
For March, the Monday Mystery Book Club read Wild Indigo by Sandi Ault. As mysteries go, this one is weak. We thought it was supposed to be a Tony Hillerman read-a-like, but it was a disappointment when held up to Hillerman’s books. However, there were a couple members who did enjoy this one. They weren’t as put off by the author’s note at the beginning of the book as some others were. The protagonist, Jamaica, gets herself into situations some members felt common sense would keep her away from, but there is still something likeable enough in Jamaica that some members might try other books by this author (even with the mystery in this one being a bit of a letdown).
Overall, if you are looking for a Hillerman read-a-like, you probably won’t like Wild Indigo. If you don’t mind a stubborn, slightly flighty main character, try book two, Wild Inferno, it is a more solid mystery.
On May 14th, we will discuss The Witch Doctor’s Wife by Tamar Myers. Books for the current month’s selection can be picked up at the Blue Ridge Branch.
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