Series: Chubby Chicks Club #2
Genres: Contemporary, Cozy
Bezu is a beautiful southern belle with gentile manners. But her problems are anything but. Deep in debt, she's illegally taken in a few lodgers. A sweet stripper and her bodybuilder boyfriend, an Asian man loudly learning English through pop music, and a mysterious stranger with the most amazing blue-green eyes -- and a secret. When one of them mysteriously dies and it looks like her muffins were the murder weapon, Bezu and her fellow Chubby Chicks Club member, Cat, must discover who the killer is before she ends up in jail...or worse. Will they succeed? Find out in Murderous Muffins, book two in the Chubby Chicks Club cozy mystery series.
NO urge to continue this series.
Thoughts on Murderous Muffins
This was a rough book to read. That’s saying a lot since it clocks in at under 200 pages and I can zip through something that size in no time flat. Normally, that is. But I didn’t care for ANY of the characters and they were so inept I question how they manage to get out of bed without serious bodily injury to themselves, MUCH LESS SOLVE A MURDER. The thought that two murders have now be solved by these peeps strains the limits of what I’m capable of imagining.
So. Bezu. She was…bland. She lets her friend Cat take the lead in pretty much everything. She claims to be a decent, law-abiding citizen in one breath only to go and commit a little B&E in the next. Honestly, she didn’t seem smart enough to figure out anything and yet she, SOMEHOW, finds a killer and solves a murder. And she managed to hide the fact she’s taking in illegal boarders to keep her house? I just… can’t do it. I can’t suspend my disbelief for her character.
For the record, I’m not good at figuring out who the bad guys are in mysteries. Not at all. Yet, I guessed fairly early on what was what. So, the clues are a little heavy-handed. The characters did not feel well fleshed out and I honestly saw the ending coming from a mile away. I’m talking about the ending after the killer was found. Again, the clues leading up to that moment were so blatant they hurt. When a person protests that much about something, you know we’re going to see it at some point.