Murder With All the Trimmings by Shawn Reilly Simmons

Murder With All the Trimmings is quick, fun, holiday cozy mystery.

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I want to reiterate that, for my reviews, a 5 or 6 is not a bad book, it merely is in the middle ground for all of the books of that genre that I have read.

The story revolves around a murder that occurs in a Broadway theatre. There is confusion over the actual identity of victim, who was a dancer with a troupe similar to the Rockettes. The cop who is investigating the murder is also the boyfriend of the main character who happened to discover the body. She is the chef for her dearest friend who is filming a documentary on the theatre and the troupe.

Everything about this book was interesting – the setting of the old theatre, the dancers, the holiday season and the life of a famous chef. However, none of it actually ever clicked for me, I never connected to the story’s characters. I’m unsure if it the manner in which they were drawn, or if I’m simply not into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. I suspect that there many other readers who will find this to be a very enjoyable, delightful read. I, however, was left wanting more.

My advanced copy was furnished by #Edelweiss and #HenryPress

 

 

3 thoughts on “Murder With All the Trimmings by Shawn Reilly Simmons

    1. When I was younger I was in a dance troupe for high school/college girls that was like a small time version of the Rockettes. Actually, we all wanted to grow up to be Kilgore Rangerettes! LOL! I really REALLY thought this would resonate with me because the theatre is based on the Radio City Music Hall on Broadway and, of course, the Rockettes. I’m not exactly sure why it didn’t. BUT – I hope it does for you! It’s a good holiday read if nothing else. 🙂 Let me know what you think!

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