- Series: Esther Diamond Novel (Book 6)
- Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: DAW (November 5, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756408474
- ISBN-13: 978-0756408473
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 6.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #764,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Misfortune Cookie: Book Six of Esther Diamond (Esther Diamond Novel) Mass Market Paperback – November 5, 2013
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"Full of witty banter, mystery, clever characters, and a bit of magic and romance – I can’t get enough of these stories. And this latest adventure is no exception." —SciFiChick
"It’s another entertaining romp mixed with supernatural mystery, and full of oddball characters and interesting places, this time with a definite Chinese flavor that adds to the fun." —Locus
"You have got to love Esther. She is such a fun character to read about. I always enjoy a good laugh and action at the same time, and Ms. Resnick always delivers." —Night Owl Reviews
About the Author
Laura Resnick was born in Chicago, and when she was a teenager her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up in a family of writers, daughter of SF writer Mike Resnick, she never thought she would end up in a writing career, herself. A cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied languages and linguistics. Laura can speak French and Italian. After college, she moved overseas for a few years, where she studed acting at London Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Laura Resnick can be found at sff.net/people/laresnick/.
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I did love the Chinatown setting for this one, though it did mean there were a few pretty solid info-dumps at the beginning to provide context. They were well-done info-dumps, though, and while I knew most of the info, if you didn't- it'd help.
The rest was really well done. I must say, I think it's time for Esther and Lopez wot work it out, damnit! even though the ambiguity can be pretty fun, like in one of the initial scenes here. Lopez's arc looks like it's going in an interesting direction, and I'm hoping that in the next few novels, some movement happens; right not, both Esther and Lopez are STUCK, which is not much fun.
I'm not sure whether this is one of the best in the series- and it's certainly not the place to start!- but it was a really fun novel with a good premise, and i enjoyed it utterly.
I can hardly wait for the next one!
It has been a log time since I actually got to sit down an read a book in a day, and I literally ate this one. Laura Resnick keeps the series alive and flowing with entertaining characters, enjoyable scenes, and the one thing most important - the heart of her reluctant heroine. Reading Esthers rant to Lopez in the restaurant, to them talking about things shows that her characters are not one dimensional, but are always evolving - and with the ending as it was I can not wait until the next book and see how things progress. I will give this a must read to anyone
Esther loses her in between acting gigs standby job when pn New Year's Eve, her now ex-boyfriend police officer Lopez busts the mob hang out that she works at as a singing waitress. It's the final straw on the camel's back for Esther as Lopez completely forgot to call or make any contact with her after their mad passionate get together on Christmas Eve. Esther gets a heads up from friend and psuedo uncle Lucky, a mob enforcer, who has gone into hiding in China Town, that something supernatural and deadly going on. Not only that, a rare off season acting job is available, which she pounces on with a dedicated focus of a girl who likes to be able to buy food and pay rent. Her acting job and the supernatural murder mystery involving death curses delivered via delicious fancy gourmet fortune cookies dove tail together nicely and provide pure entertainment.
It was a good solid satisfactory read. Esther is fun without being an idiot and well intentioned even while being a bit disaster prone. A girl dedicated to her craft (acting) but willing to step in and join battle against EVIL (with capitals) especially the supernatural kind. This is also a great holiday season read beginning on a New Years Eve (just a week after events of book one that ended on Christmas Eve) and runs through to Chinese New Year.