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Much too saccharine for me.
on 6 September 2012
I enjoyed the first 2 books in this series so i bought the rest -what a mistake! Once Henry met Gloria the whole book is liberally littered with 'sweetie' and Honey' - and another reviewer says - Pur-leeese!! It is just so un-natural and the detailed description of their love-life is totally out of order. It is supposed to be a mystery, not a male Barbara Cartland story.
The general story-line has already been told - the murder of a particularly nasty theatre owner who was embezzeling his own theatre and making constant use of the casting couch -with both sexes.
There were, in common with all of these books, several irritating spelling mistakes and grammatical errors (please put a double 'f' on the end of 'off' - there never one was as far as I remember). They become more irritating with the mushy story line.
The book is also extremely repetitive -retelling in every book, the layout of the house, the story of Henry's first wife and her death, how he came to Palm Springs, and lots of other detail that could be condensed. It seems to be used as padding.
I also read the last in the series but I don't know if I'll bother to read any new ones -except that it will be interesting to see if Henry ever does actually marry Gloria!!