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Smoke: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery Paperback – July 2, 2012
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Even with suspected murder, there is humor at every turn, not the slapstick kind or the wisecracking snark of new, but good old-fashioned, subtle "Immy" speak that had me smiling often and laughing out loud more than once.
While reading the story, I was pleased to learn about potbelly pigs and bull riding. Both topics well researched and presented with an insider's knowledge.
The easygoing writing style is deceptive as Ms. George stays below the radar while spinning her tale of mayhem and deception. This is not a "Cozy" as I had expected. The scenes speed up quickly and the pace of the story makes it impossible to put down.
What's up next? Broke: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery.
All of the characters seem to live up to their wildly colorful names. And Immi, as friends and family call her, is certainly a character. Barely out of her teens, she's a single mom with a four year old daughter, a job she's hanging onto, living in a backwater Texas town, and has aspirations, or as my grandmother would say, gumption--she wants to become a private investigator.
You would think Immi is fooling herself, wouldn't you? She should be taking secretarial courses, or nursing, or something useful. Ha! Ms. Goerge does a great job of convincing readers that they should root for Immi and her heartfelt desire to solve crimes and become a P.I. I know I sure did.
There's laughter, red-herrings that throw her (and us) off the right track, but Immi prevails in a way that made me want to hug her, which I think would surprise her, as she doesn't seem to think she's anything special.
And that, my friends, is the beauty of a really good author. Someone whose deft writing makes you want to live around the corner so you can catch up on the characters.
I sure hope there will be more of Imogene Duckworthy (who makes me smile) for some time to come.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute enough mystery. Likable enough characters. Enjoy how they are developing over time. The kind of book I would borrow from library, but not spend a lot of money on. Read morePublished 18 months ago by plum9195
Imogene Duckworthy was born to be a private eye. At least that is what Immy thinks. She works for Mike Mallett, the only PI in the area, as his assistant. Read morePublished on May 6, 2014 by Cheryl Green