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Simon Grave and the Curious Incident of the Cat in the Daytime: A Simon Grave Mystery Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B07N7KFLTC
- Publisher : Black Rose Writing; 1st edition (March 7, 2019)
- Publication date : March 7, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 704 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 235 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #569,014 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Okay, this is a new type of mystery for me. Global warming is in full effect. Simdroids, I believe are supposed to be a combo of androids & some type of robotics, are in many households. Robotic lawnmowers, simdroid crab pickers, and simdroid police officers known as Larrys abound.
In Crab Cove, people are dying in higher numbers. This, despite being the healthiest time on Earth. All major disease has been eradicated, except pancreatic & brain cancers. There seems to be a lot of people diagnosed with these 2 cancers & Detective Grave's father is one.
Make sure you stop by at the Crab Cove Cinema Cemetery & watch the photo & video montages playing each night. Sound strange? Yes, but also witty, sarcastic, and irreverent! Highly recommended.
As I'm sure you'll see in other reviews, the book has a mix of human and robot characters (actually, fancier tech name, but advanced robots are what they are). Judging it the traditional way -- plot, character development, etc. -- it was a good book. But not great.
It's hard for me to care about non-human characters. How can I have feelings for things without feelings. Or do these robots have feelings? I don't know. I still don't think that I get Simon Grave. He's not bumbling, but he's not great. I guess he's average.
Look, it's not a great mystery, but it's a pretty good story. Be like me and read it for the interesting cover and title.
As I am a gatherer of books, I collect books and ebooks from a variety of sources: Goodreads wins, BookBub, BookFunnel, Riffle, Prolific Works, emails from authors and publishers, and others. I do lose track of their sources. But, as a reader, I feel I should give an honest, unencumbered review for all I read.
This is a light cozy read - not a deep philosophical tale of the changes that come to all parts of the world eventually, but an enjoyable romp through a small fishing town in the midst of those changes.
The people here are enjoyable characters, though as is for the cozy genre some are painted with a broad brush.
All in all a very satisfying tale.
Disclosure: I received a copy from a book giveaway.
I enjoyed the storyline it has enough action to keep your attention and enough confusion to let you try out different several theories.
I will look forward to another book with Simon Graves and his sidekick.