You know how I am about reading mysteries in season. So Town in a Pumpkin Bash, by B. B. Haywood, is a series of Down East Maine mysteries that is beginning to do that. I bought this one last year and then saved it until Halloween season.
It’s got lots of good distinct characters in it – and several fairly anemic sorts of love stories. The mystery was fun – and I did not figure it out ahead of time, which is always good.
But in general is was way too long at 326 pages, and with a heroine named Candy Holliday, I will always think of it as a book probably written by a computer or a robot (the latter being thought of as more sociable than the former), programmed with a few key words, and instructions about love story or sex every 15 or 20 pages, depending on whether it’s a romance or a mystery.
Of its type, though, this one is pretty good.