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Epilogue for the Weezie and Bebe series, no good as stand alone novel
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2015
What a disappointment! I wish I hadn’t wasted a perfectly good afternoon on this book. The story was a continuation of Savannah Blues and the other adventures of Weezie and Bebe and it does not do well as a stand alone. In fact, I had read and enjoyed Savannah Blues - I hadn't read the other Weezie and Bebe Mysteries -- even so I found this one long and rather boring. Unless you read it as a pleasant continuation of the first book, it is just a lot of pages with no plot and nothing happening. Lots of details of NYC at Christmas time and endless details about antiques/vintage stuff and estate sale purchases but these things (and their many pages worth of detailed descriptions) have no direct bearing on the story and just feel like filler. With little (if any) storyline, no emotional development and no particular humor, nothing about this book justifies the price. In fact, I think this reads more like an epilogue for the Weezie and Bebe series. Unless you are a devoted fan of this duo and the previous stories, I recommend passing on this one.