Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: Killer WASPs by Amy Korman

Killer WASPs
by Amy Korman

Publisher: Witness Impulse
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, is a haven for East Coast WASPs, where tennis tournaments and cocktails at the club are revered traditions. Little happens in the sleepy suburb, and that is the way the Lilly Pulitzer–clad residents prefer it. So when antiques store owner Kristin Clark and her portly basset hound stumble upon the area's newest real estate developer lying unconscious beneath the hydrangea bushes lining the driveway of one of Bryn Mawr's most distinguished estates, the entire town is abuzz with gossip and intrigue.

When the attacker strikes again just days later, Kristin and her three best friends—Holly, a glamorous chicken nugget heiress with a penchant for high fashion; Joe, a decorator who's determined to land his own HGTV show; and Bootsie, a preppy but nosy newspaper reporter—join forces to solve the crime. While their investigation takes them to cocktail parties, flea markets, and the country club, they must unravel the mystery before the assailant claims another victim.

Kritters Thoughts:  Kristin Clark is a quirky, antique store owner in a fancy suburb of Philadelphia, PA.  She becomes quite the sleuth and tries to find out who is attempting murder and the connection between the victims.  At the same time, she is trying to decide between two very handsome men as suitors.  

Kristin was sweet!  I fell in love with her immediately and loved how she was living in this hoity toity neighborhood, but was still an outsider.  I loved her as the narrator and main character.  The secondary characters were just as good as Kristin - they were exaggerated characters, but still so good.  With fun characters put into interesting situations, this book read fast and fun.

Because of this book, I am creating a new sub genre in the mystery/who dun it world and it will be called cheesy who dun its - not a negative, just an observation.  There was just some cheesiness to the characters and how the victims were killed and it was kind of fun to have a sweet and cheesy mystery for fall.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 59 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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