Challenge blog for series lovers

I decided to start this blog to share my passion for reading with others especially my love of series. There are very few guidelines for this challenge:

1 - No books lists or sign ups; cross over books and challenges are welcome, actually encouraged
2 - If not based on the main character central characters must play a prominent part throughout the series
3 - All genres welcome ~ YA, historical, western, paranormal, mystery, police procedural, adventure, etc.
4 - Re-reading a series is fine too
5 - No trilogies please; only ongoing series

Feel free to stop by any time and let us know what series you're reading, find a new series, or the next book in the series.

If you blog leave a comment with a link to your review. If you don't blog, don't worry. Just leave a comment with the book title, # in the series and your thoughts.

This blog is an evolving work. I have ideas I'd like to incorporate I just have to figure out how.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Just finished...

Some Like It Hot Buttered, Double Feature Mystery #1
Jeffrey Cohen

I'll admit it didn't look good that Anthony had been expecting a very large infusion of cash at the exact moment a large shipment of pirated DVDs was found in the basement at Comedy Tonight. And it didn't look good that Anthony had the very substance that killed Ansella in his possession at the time he disappeared, which was almost immediately after the murder. ~ Some Like It Hot Buttered, page 142 ~

Death by popcorn was the cause. Poisoned popcorn. To the chagrin of the local police, Elliot takes to his bike to start his own investigation. A growing attraction to a beautiful detective, the discovery of a DVD pirating operation, and one missing employee later, Elliot's still waiting for the punch line. But this one might knock his theater - and Elliot - out for good...

The was a new-to-me author and the 1st book in the new Double Feature cozy mystery series. I enjoyed this book. The characters are likable, just your normal, average everyday type people. And who of us doesn't envy Elliott doing what he wants with his life even though it's not going quite as he planned. I mean he probably hadn't counted on the dead body in his theater. The clues are cleverly hidden and I didn't figure out whodunit until Elliott did. Book 2 is due out later this year so I'll be visiting with Elliott again.

P.S. If you're a fan of comedy, especially older black and white movie versions you should check out this series as Elliott is a serious fan and makes references throughout the book to actors, quotes and movies.

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