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Take the Monkeys and Run (A Barbara Marr Murder Mystery, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I fully expect, that if my perspective on life were more similar to that of the author, who tries very diligently to have the reader understand that she is a housewife, who feels bored and trapped, that I would have loved this story, and its occasional humorous moments very much. If you, dear scourer of reviews, happen to be a housewife, who is bored with her life, and looking for a reasonably plausible, well-written story to add a little bit of vicarious spice to your life, I encourage you to read this book, as I think you are likely to enjoy it.
Unfortunately, as a man who is extremely busy, and simply seeks a few minutes of humor & relaxation before going to sleep, this was not really my cup of tea, no matter how punny the title is, ahich it really is, it sucked me in because I expected more clever puns. But if you're looking for more puns, look elsewhere, very few are included after the title.
I picked up this book free during an Amazon giveaway. I was not optomistic about this book because it has been my sad experience that clever titles = lousy stories, but it got too silly for me. When an author has to fall back on Mafiosi to energize a storyline, it's not a good sign. The all-too-common info dump at the beginning of the book was mercifully brief, but the constant digressions into the relationship between the heroine and her husband (who recently moved out with no warning) left me yawning. I felt like there might be an actual story buried in the irrelevancies, but it was buried too deeply for me to find and I quit halfway through. There were occasional formatting problems where whole paragraphs were indented as well, but the title was certainly appropriate.
Let's face it, strange noises at a long-abandoned house right next to you would make anybody curious, especially since it was known in the community as the "House of Many Bones." Then, if the monkeys had not come climbing into the trees surrounding her home, the main character probably would never have even gotten involved...
So Barbara did go out when she heard somebody next door, hearing a door slam and somebody calling out to another individual who was somewhere out in the yard. And later... Barbara got her friends interested enough after finding the monkeys still in her trees, that she convinced them to go with her to try to see inside the vacant building. Finding a cellar window open, they were able to hold Barbara back, while she stuck her head into the window...where she saw the skull...
Ok, we've got a murder mystery... Plainly Barbara is worried, but she's already upset because her husband announced he was leaving, without discussion or reason... Barbara is near her birthday and is obviously thinking her husband has found another woman. By design, or not, she calls an "ex" and before long he shows up and pushes her enough that he moves in, while he's helping finding out what is happening... Barbara's husband, Howard, is NOT happy to find him there...
Seriously, I don't know what drives some women to want to know everything, but sometimes it leads to further misunderstanding, especially when she sees her husband and her ex talking and then driving away together... But about that time, I was totally in support of Barbara. Don't you just hate it when somebody says something like you don't need to know--it's for your own good? Hey, I'm right there, Barb...let's get this mystery solved! Sometimes a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do...💔 If I'm going to get a broken heart out of this...I want to know allll the details! LOL Hey, it's really fun...