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Oh dear, how tedious,
This review is from: Divine Misdemeanors: (Merry Gentry 8) (Hardcover)
This is a 4-chapter murder mystery embedded within 45-odd chapters of sex and angst. Every time a new male character makes an appearance, we take time out to get him neatly embedded into the Merry-centred sexual clique. How does he affect her sexually? And how does she affect him? What does each (in tedious detail) of the other guys think of him? And what does he think of them? There's even a classic TV soap change-the-individual's-charcater-out-of-all-recognition-to-create-some-gratuitous-dramatic-tension device involving a character we've met several times already.
If anyone wants to know, the 4 murder-mystery chapters are:
1. Bodies are discovered
2. Some new and sinister characters are introduced. Might they in some way be linked to the murders? Duh!!
3. We find out they are indeed linked
4. There is a denouement that leaves Merry all ready for novel number 9
You could happily skip the rest