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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Olson, Karen E. Secondhand Smoke.

6 words (or less than): Attempts at hard-boiled, foiled.

A beloved Italian restaurant burns down and there is a body inside. Whose? Annie Seymore, investigative reporter is from the neighborhood and on the scene.

I don't know...this one didn't really capture me. Characters seemed a bit cliched, the romance between Annie and Vinnie seemed forced--his lips twitched several times too often.

Fiction. Mystery.2006. 259 pages.


  1. I'm sorry you didn't care for this one much, Jenclair. I liked this one slightly less than Secondhand Smoke and it definitely had a more humorous bent to it as opposed to being more hard boiled like the first book.

    I had to laugh at your comment about Vinnie's lip twitching. Haha I hadn't noticed. :-)

  2. Big boo boo! I meant that I liked this one slightly less than Sacred Cow. That makes more sense. Sorry about that!

  3. LF - :) I'll have to try Sacred Cow!