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Book Review: Murder Unmentionable by Meg London

Updated on October 22, 2020

When it comes to crimozies, I‘ve learned a little something about different jobs (and kind of fantasized about working in some of these careers) but I don’t know why there had to be a cozy about vintage lingerie.

Of course, the action takes place in a lingerie shop that’s close to closing its doors and a heroine that needs to run away from the big city.

Emma Taylor returns to Paris (Tennessee) to help her Aunt Arabella with Sweet Nothings.

As sales decline, Emma learns of Arabella’s interest in vintage lingerie and the demand for such items. She’s also stunned at what people are willing to pay for a piece.

The wheels in Emma’s head start spinning and before they know it, they plan on bringing the store up to date (from the 1970’s) into a modern destination for shoppers.

When Emma’s former boyfriend, French photographer, Guy Richard arrives and is found dead in the store, Emma has to prove that she didn’t do him in.

Unfortunately, it’s a story that’s been told before.

The same plot drags the story and unfortunately, you figure out who the killer is really fast and then suffering through the rest of the book.

I’m not sure why its “a thing” but every cozy that I’ve read lately has to repeat everything. In this I lost count as to how many times Sweet Nothings was mentioned. The story starts out fine, but when the same thing is repeated over and over, then I think you shouldn’t be writing.

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    • Eric Tuchelske 1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Tuchelske 

      3 years ago from Detroit

      I was hoping that this would have been better, but, I was confused a little in the beginning (and London pretty much hands the killer to you on a silver platter).

      The major distraction was the constant mention of the shop Sweet Nothings. Nearly every page and at times every other paragraph mentions it. Almost every cozy I’ve reviewed this year has constantly mentioned the setting over and over.

      I’m having doubts about finishing the series, but thankfully there are only three installments.

      Thanks for reading!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I'm sorry to hear that this cozy falls short. I like cozies and would like to see a really good one come along again. Actually the premise sounds like it could lead to a good story.

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