Sunday, September 02, 2007

Book Number in 2007: 24
Date Finished: 9/2
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Author: Margaret Chittenden
Title: Don't Forget to Die
Series Number: 4
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 293

Book From: Library (but I hope to own this series someday)
Why I Read it: Originally started this series because I love Country Music, but the stories are WAY more than that, and you don't have to be a fan at all to love the series!

My Comments:
I love all of the characters in this series! Even (and sometimes especially) Benny the Bunny!! :)
This was a really great addition to the series, full of suspense and friendship that really sucks you right into their world.

Description from Publishers Weekly:
Charlie Plato, part-owner of CHAPS, a western bar and dance hall outside San Francisco, engages in an affable fourth outing (following Dead Beat and Deadly). Charlie's business partner, tight-lipped Angel Cervantes, has always thought that his father, Vic, killed his mother before running off with another woman many years ago. When Vic's body is found in a storage locker, Angel and his brother, Miguel, become prime suspects--and it doesn't help that Miguel once vowed to kill Vic to avenge their mother's death. Angel says they didn't do it, however, and asks Charlie and Zack Hunter, a CHAPS senior partner and former TV star, to investigate the murder on the siblings' behalf. At Vic's wake, the two sleuths meet Roxy, the girl Vic ran away with, and Hank, her sleazy brother. Roxy claims she and Vic were a loving, committed couple, even though he had recently left her for a younger woman. Vic wasn't as loved by his boss, the contractor in whose locker the corpse was found. As she pieces together the deceased's life, Charlie gets threatening e-mail messages and is ambushed with rocks while driving. These mishaps only convince the indefatigably upbeat heroine that she and Zack are on the killer's trail. Meanwhile, the duo's on-again/off-again relationship heats up, despite Charlie's assurances that she's over Zack. The ongoing flirtation is lightly enjoyable, and though Chittenden's breezy prose prevents the buildup of any serious suspense, series fans will find the novel an amenable romp.

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