4 edition of Dead and breakfast found in the catalog.
A Mavis Lashley mystery--Cover.
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|Pagination||xvi, 102 p. :|
|Number of Pages||46|
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And I need to feel connected to the setting, the characters, and any sub-plots running parallel to the mystery. Bored barista Selena Smith's life is so normal it hurts — until an eccentric old woman claiming to be her aunt appears in the cafe. For the first several chapters, Dead and Breakfast Dead and breakfast well. They have to be "fair play" - the author has to give us enough clues to figure out the solution.
Rumor has it that a member of the Aitken family works for Disney. Leslie went to Brigham Young University for interior design, she has the talent and vision. Autumn has all sorts of complaints about others with this whole New Jersey thing. It's dual narrated by Autumn and Liam. I wasn't particularly interested in the actual supernatural happenings; I felt that they could have been better dealt with.
Her perspective changes when she meets a local boy named Liam Breyer. Count how many mice, Dead and breakfast, spiders, etc. When she blows up, it's going to be big, and seemingly sudden, but you reading this and me writing it are going to have known all along, and laugh at all the johnny-come-latelies.
The thing I'm primarily disappointed at is that the rest of the novel doesn't follow through with my expectations of Dead and breakfast original plot and characters.
From a technical standpoint, she's easily the most talented writer of her generation. An aggressive, pissed off, violent ghost was a nice way for Giarratano to change things up. The novel started off strong, with intergenerational drama and a vengeful, violent ghost, but it was ultimately undermined by instalove, lackluster characters, and a way too convenient ending. Autumn is just such a spiteful person and she displays such a poor attitude.
The setting and the characters were the first to grab me: a bed and breakfast in Key West, FL that's populated by almost as many ghosts as guests - plus its reluctant teenage employees and its desperate businesswoman owner.
Their romance is both realistic and adorable; the two of them complement each other in their respective paths, helping one another to grow along the way.