elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Death Wears Yellow Garters by Rae D. Magdon (355-08-31-2016)

1) Loved the mystery. Loved the characters. And I absolutely loved the cover, which immediately invoked the mood of this story.

2) I loved the quirky, very real, and very sympathetic protagonist of this well-constructed mystery. Terrific characters and a very sweet romance.

3) This novel had my attention from the opening, had me thinking about it when I was busy, and kept me coming back, so that I finished it in less than a day.  The mystery was complex with a number of quirky characters well fleshed out, the budding relationship between the protagonist and her girlfriend was very believable with the racial difference between them open without being heavy, the topic of mental illness was handled extremely well, with sympathy but not pandering, and the crazy aunt was a terrific twist.  I didn't figure out whodunnit until they told me.  Overall very satisfying.

4) What a fun read! Witty humor, and entertaining characters. Aunt Mimi is a crack up.

Death Wears Yellow Garters by Rae D. Magdon
Lesbian Mystery / Thriller
Series: Death Wears...
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Desert Palm Press; 1 edition (January 31, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1942976003
ISBN-13: 978-1942976004
Amazon: Death Wears Yellow Garters
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Jay Venkatesan’s life was going pretty great. She had Nicole—her perfect new girlfriend—and her anxiety was mostly under control. But when Nicole’s grandfather dies under mysterious circumstances at his 70th birthday party, Jay is thrown into a tailspin. Her eccentric Aunt Mimi is determined to solve the mystery no matter what she thinks about it, and the police are eyeing Nicole as one of their prime suspects. No matter how often Jay insists that real life isn’t like one of her aunt’s crime novels, she finds herself dragged along for the ride as the mystery unravels and the shocking truth comes to light.

Rainbow Awards Guidelines: http://www.elisarolle.com/rainbowawards/rainbow_awards_2016.html

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