November 10, 2007

Kat Goldring

I found another author of cozy mysteries lately, and liked her so well I'm just pining for another book (it's been two years since the last one was in paperback, which makes me worry a bit...)

The series centers around an impetuous but brilliant high school English teacher (cool, huh?), and her developing involvement with a "lawman"...it's set in Texas. There are some lovely but not really nasty "racy" passages, and lots of good ol' fashioned minor-blood-and-gore mystery. And a dash of the supernatural thrown in, but lightly salted and definitely not dogmatic.

The pacing was great--I stayed up too late more than once to polish them off--and the characters were very well drawn (as was the phenomenon of the small-town grapevine). Lots of secondary people to use for more sequels, if she gets to publish more.

If you're looking for a good mystery and don't object to a female sleuth (i.e., if you're not a sexist pig ;-) ), this author is a good choice.

2 comments:

Ty Davison said...

>>If you're looking for a good mystery and don't object to a female sleuth (i.e., if you're not a sexist pig ;-) ), this author is a good choice.

You know what the male contingent of the Internet would say: "Is she hot?" =)

Ginger Ogle said...

Actually, she is fairly hot. And there is some nasty. :-P