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Book Review - Mumbo Gumbo by Jerrilyn Farmer

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I finished a fun read a week or so ago.  It was Mumbo Gumbo by Jerrilyn Farmer.  Farmer's books involve a caterer named Madeline Bean who finds herself involved in crime mysteries not of her own choosing.  In Mumbo Gumbo, she is called on to do some writing for the final episode of a hit show called Food Freak when the head writer disappears.  No one knows where he took off to, but the people who write, produce, and star on the show all seem to have something to hide when it comes to his disappearance.  Bean's cop boyfriend is working on some serial killings that appear to be drug-related, and the two stories start to intertwine when a body is found in an arson fire of the head writer's home.  I'll stop there to avoid giving away any more of the plot...

The writing is well done and the dialog is fun.  The story seemed to get a little muddled in the middle, but I'm not sure if it's because it really was or if it was taking me some time to finish the book and I lost continuity.  Regardless, readers of the amateur female detective genre will enjoy this book.


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I'm thrilled you enjoyed MUMBO GUMBO. Thanks for taking the time to write this review and post it.


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