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Fit To Be Dead (An Aggie Mundeen Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This novel was a delight to read. Some readers would deem it a "cozy" but it goes much deeper. The reader gradually discovers that Aggie is hiding a heartbreaking secret, one which she would rather the man whom she hopes will eventually return her affection, Detective Sam Vanderhoven, would rather not find out.
In spite of Aggie's confident exterior, she is lonely and looking for love. Her column keeps her motivated to attend Aspect of Aging at the University of The Holy Trinity and exercising at the health club gives her a rather unfortunate glimpse of the singles scene. When her curiosity gets the better of her and sleuthing takes over, in Aggie's words, "underneath this veneer of healthy living, repressed fury was biding its time."
The characters are everyday and totally believable. Aggie comes across as a very attractive woman (the men address her chest) Sam is extremely likable with appalling fashion sense and the gym bunnies are right on target.
N.G West's fine writing and clever plot reveal her mad sense of humour. I alternated between chuckling and sober reflection, but there is one place in this novel where I roared with laughter. I never give spoilers so you have to buy this book learn why!
Ms West has produced a beautifully written book, brimming with wry humour, and a cleverly woven mystery in this perfectly-paced novel. Highly recommended!
I am very pleased to see there is a follow-up Aggie Mundine novel, Dang Near Dead.
I am a huge lover of mysteries (one of my favorite genres, my favorite sleuth being Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot) and am always looking to find new ones to try. When I read the description on this one - and saw that it was set in the city that I live in - I thought this could be a great read. I was right and wrong.
I was expecting a light mystery, one that I could just breeze through, the kind of book most people consider "summer reading." What I got was a cute mystery. I mean, it was cute - I did get my bit of light reading and breezed through the story quite quickly - but when I was telling my mom about it, she said "Mysteries aren't supposed to be cute," and I agree with her there.
After the incident in the pool on the day Aggie starts at Fit and Firm, I was interested to find out what was going to happen next and kept reading. It got even more interesting after the murder. There were some funny parts too. But I felt like I was reading a romance that was trying to disguise itself as a mystery novel - and was trying too hard to be cute and funny. I actually thought this was just me - I'm not really a fan of the romance genre - but when I sat down to write this review, having no idea where to start or what to even say, I took a look at some of the other reviews to see if other people felt the same way that I did, and there were a few that did.
I think my major issue with the book was Aggie herself. I didn't like her, from the very first pages. She cared too much about looks and came across, at least in my opinion, as an unhappy know-it-all who constantly wanted all attention on her. I also felt like she "played dumb" to get guys to notice her, something I just can't stand. I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen to the other characters - a few I really got into - and not really caring to find out more about her.
I do plan to read book #2, though. I'm curious to see how things progress and if she matures any as the series goes on. I may like her more if she does.
Fit to Be Dead is an entertaining story. It keeps up the suspense of who the murder is till revealed. Some points of the plots seem weak. Has humor. the characters are likeable and would love to see more. Also clean read.
Aggie Mundeen is single and almost 40. She is back in college. She also writes a newspaper column Stay Young with Aggie. She wants to solve a murder to impress a detective.
Aggie goes to Fit and Firm Health Club to try and get in shape. She has a eventful first day. She meets a lot of guys who flirt with her. She also finds and help save a life Holly.
Weak part for me was that she thinks she might have been poisoned at a health club so she takes some containers of different things and takes to lab for testing. She does not tell her cop friend and warn people about products. Also she goes through a lot of steps to lose the cop watching her house to keep her safe.
Holly Holmgreen someone caused her to be almost killed in the swimming pool. If Aggie had not gone over to meet her and realized that she was not breathing and got her help so fast.
Aggie has lots of suspects for who she has offended lately.
The setting of the story is San Antonio, Texas. A lot of the story also happens to be the gym.
I would read another Aggie Mundeen mystery in the future.
I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review of it by Net Galley and Henery Press