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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Rose Strickland Mysteries by Terri L. Austin and Henery Press




Diners, Dives & Dead Ends (Rose Strickland Mystery #1)
Paperback, 333 pages
Published July 17th 2012 by Henery Press (first published July 1st 2012)

Last Diner Standing (Rose Strickland Mystery #2)
Paperback, 296 pages
Published December 3rd 2012 by Henery Press (first published July 17th 2012)

Paperback, 286 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by Henery Press (first published November 7th 2013)

I started this series by reading book three to review for Net Galley and when I came away hating it, I knew not reading books one and two had been a big mistake. So, I vowed to read the entire series straight through in order to give book three another chance. And I am glad I did. I really loved this series. I loved the characters once I got past my original negative view of it.

Rose Strickland and her band of cronies are just a hoot. Here are a few of my favorites: Ma and her son who run the breakfast diner where she works, Roxy and her blue hair, Axel and his stoner friend, Joe, and we can't forget self-confessed criminal/aka business magnet, Sullivan or Officer Andre "Hard Ass" Thomas.  Anyone who loves a good mystery and isn't afraid to pay attention to the clues will really love these books.

Each book had a greatly plotted mystery that kept you guessing. My only advice would be to do a bit more of telling everyone more of who the characters are description-wise in books 2 and 3 so no one will come away really hating this wonderful series. I'm so glad I gave this a second chance. It totally deserved it. Thank you for this great series. I look forward to new mysteries in the Rose Strickland line.

Please give this series a try. It is published by an uber cool company called Henery Press. 

I purchased books 1 and 2 with my own money and was gifted book three through Net Galley.

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