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Better than expected,
This review is from: Hell Hath No Curry: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery (Hardcover)I picked "Hell Hath No Curry" out of force of habit more than anything else. I discovered Tamar Myers in an airport where I picked up "Just Plain Pickled to Death" and the Den of Antiquity mystery--the one about the silver tea set-- that actually involves Abby & Co. traveling to Magdalena's hometown. At first I loved Ms. Myers' offbeat sense of humor and even the little self-deprecating self references and the occasional self promotions. Somewhere along the way, the tone of the books changed and I have not enjoyed the last several entries in either series. Again, I read them out of habit but I didn't enjoy them nearly as much I had enjoyed earlier entries.
That being said, I had fun reading "Hell Hath No Curry". It *sounded* more like the earlier books, although I wish Freni, Mose, and Susannah had more active roles. I love the original secondary characters. I even missed Melvin the teensiest bit.
If you're a die-hard Mags fan, definitely read this book. If you're a semi-fan, well, if nothing else, you can always amuse yourself by playing a drinking game--take one shot every time you come across the phrase "sturdy Christian underwear".