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With all the humor of the Maizie Albright Star Detective series and the action of one of Maizie's movies or TV series, 17.5 Cartridges in a Pear Tree is a true blast! A crazy rich guy, a manipulative femme fatale and a rambunctious little sister offer Maizie almost than she can handle. Two groups seem to be on a quest for a tacky prop from one of Maizie's movies that has developed a cult following, a movie she would love to forget. But that artifact has one thing going for it that makes it worth protecting; it was a gift to her father who appreciates the message behind the gift even more than the shotgun shell necklace. I loved everything about the book, but what touched me most was that Maizie revealed her insecurities. She always seems so sure of herself, but she doesn't quite trust her connection with Nash or with her father.
As a fan of the Maizie Albright Star Detective series, I was thrilled to receive an ARC of 17.5 Cartridges in a Pear Tree. The books was as fun as the earlier books in the series and fans and new reads alike with love it.
It’s New Year’s Eve and Maizie is spending the holiday at home with her family. Unfortunately her step-mom mothers had fallen and her parents needed to take care of her. That left Maizie to take care of Remi, her six-year old sister. A woman arrives at the Nash Security Solution office asking about an old movie prop that Maizie gave to her father. All of a sudden people are interested in this prop and she has until midnight to give it up. As the story unfolds, Maizie goes to great lengths to protect this prop and Remi from the evil characters. Remi is a pistol with her antics of trying to help Maizie. Wyatt’s soft side and his feelings for Maizie is brought to the front. This story was a lot of fun to read. The adventures of Maizie and Remi are hilarious! I am addicted to this series and can’t wait for the next book. Highly recommend this book!
The only person causing more chaos in Black Pine Mtn. than Maizie is Maizie's six year old sister with her pack of Jack's! The only difference is trouble comes to Maizie but Remi is always looking for it! This is a fun story filled with what makes this series addicting - crazy situations, romance, characters to love as well as some (Vickie) you love to hate. Maizie ' s first twenty years were far from ideal but she is doing everything she can to make changes and become a strong, self-supporting, hard working, dependable person. That's why she's so lovable and her wacky adventures are so much fun to keep up with!
If I could give this book 6 stars, I would. This is a completely different New Year's Eve for Maizie. She is babysitting her sister Remi when some crazy characters show up to acquire from her a movie artifact she gifted to her father years ago. Chaos erupts, and Maizie is busy keeping the "treasure" out of the hands of the unscrupulous bandits with the help of her two best friends, Remi (Remi's doggies too!), and Nash. Remi is hilarious with her references to "The Grinch that Stole Christmas," Nash is as hot as ever (swoon!), and Mazie once again shows a vulnerable side with not only Nash, but her feelings of belonging in her family. All is well that ends well, and the reader gets a HEA conclusion. I truly, truly love this series and wish Miss Reinhart would write faster.
Maizie is all set for New Years Eve in Black Pine, Georgia when she is spooked by someone who comes to Nash Investigations in search of the Death Necklace from one of Maizie's movies. She gave the movie prop to her dad and now people are after her to get the necklace. Between Maizie and her sister, Remi, a lot can go wrong as they try to save the necklace and catch the bad guys. As always, the characters are great and the plot includes a bit of humor as well as tension. What a way to start the New Year.
Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2019
If I could give this 6 stars, I would. It is absolutely hilarious and engrossing—I didn’t want to put it down. It works as a stand-alone, although I’ve read the rest of the series. Maizie is a great main character and her little sister Remi has a great role in this book too—that little girl is so precocious. Lord help them when Remi discovers boys; that little one is he** on wheels. There are lots of dangerous moments, but everything is infused with humor—the perfect smart, southern cozy. I love that this is set at Christmas—it really helped get me into the Christmas mood! I highly recommend this book and the entire series, and eagerly await the next book. I was provided an arc of this book by the author, but these opinions are my own.
Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2019
Trouble does seem to follow Maizie, but when she got left in charge of Remi, well I knew it was going to get interesting. You would not think a child that age would be so inventive. The things she can come up with are amazing! Read along and follow the adventures of Nash, Maizie and Remi. I think you’ll have a chuckle or two or three and a few shakes of your head. Some of these characters are well, you’ll have to decide. Interesting storyline. You never know what people are willing to pay for or what they think they can accomplish with it. What’s next for Maizie and Nash. Guess we’ll have to stay tuned. I received an ARC of this book, but my opinion is my own.
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019
This little adventure is quite an experience. Lots of action taking place. No rest for the wicked I guess. Someone (or a couple someones) are wanting a movie prop that Maizie (the protagonist... used to be actress current wanna be private investigator) had given her father from one of her movies. She doesn't know why, but she's gonna find out, apparently even if it means total destruction. This book is a little shorter than the others in the series... longer than a novella though, but has all the heart as the others. It can be read as a stand alone, as is the case with each of the books. It is clean as far as sexual content goes, but there is some mild violence (or threat of.) There is a little kinda sorta romance between her and her mentor. (When you read this book, you'll understand the 'kinda sorta' part of it.) ;) Maizie's little sister steals the show in several scenes, and offers some additional comedy, although, with everything that Maizie has experienced (bless her heart,) not much more is needed. The story has a little but of ridiculousness to it, but not in a bad way. As I mentioned, it is a busy story. No downtime for the characters. Just as one incident concludes, another mishap happens. Though to be fair, the entire book takes place during one day.
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
Maizie’s New Year’s Eve with her Southern gentleman didn’t turn out quite how she envisioned. She was suppose to be babysitting Remi (her half sister) while Boomer and Carol Lynn were away. Instead, an evil genius (really) wanted a prop she had worn in a movie. He wanted it at any cost. A Grinch and his henchmen with an Elf thrown in the mix as well, made sure that Nash, Maizie, and Remi won’t ever forget this New Year’s Eve!
I love the dialogue between the characters but Maizie’s thoughts really portray the “real Maizie,” vulnerability and all. I look forward to each book in this series! I was given an advance copy for an honest review. I highly recommend Larissa Reinhart's other series as well.