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Rine Hepburn and Carey Grant It s a fun ride from start to finish I just bought the third book Sympathetic Magic and I hope Esther and Lopez sort out their differences and get a HEA or at least get a chance to work off some of that sexual frustration Given all that they ve been through together they deserve Murder in the Title it know what you are thinking why did I read this when I apprently hated the firstn the series The short answer Plato at the Googleplex it has been a month of severe reading ADDThe long answer I m enrolledn a class to advance my nursing degree when my employer announces they are merging my nursing unit with a critical care unit n four months So all of a sudden I m also taking classes through work one of which means trying to recover long ago knowledge of cardiac rhythms I had already reuested Kraken from the library and had begged NetGalley for Harrison Suared so I was afraid of Full Brain Syndrome The Esther Diamond series by Resnick seemed to fit the bill for fluffy downtime reading Being on the orderly side of the scale I picked up the first book Disappearing Nightly and discovered n Resnick s ntroduction that the book has actually gone out of print had the rights reverted and was then updated and
republished When I reached a particularly clunky world building chapter on page 90 I decided to When I reached a particularly clunky world building chapter on page 90 I decided to t downHoping Chipper: More Than a Miracle it was a case of first book syndrome her first UF book I thought I d give the second a uick spin Reviews seemed to support that decision Sadlyt was even less Doctor Who: Combat Magicks interesting than the first and I wandered off somewhere around page 100 I came back to the first book decidedt was better than I originally thought but found the ending such a whopper of poor taste and decision making that I gave t negative stars when I wrote the review Went back to this one because I feel
This Weird Urge For weird urge for completion and lost nterest again It s probably that I m the wrong audience The Sopranos was the last time I was nterested n organized crime but There’s an Alien in Your Book it s also thatt just sn t good writingEsther the actress continues to be mostly airheaded and dramatic After witnessing a murder at her waitressing job she s pulled Girls on the Home Front into the mystery of apparent body doubles among the city s organized crime families The cop shes almost dating from book one The Complete David Bowie is now on the Organized Crime Suad so when he s assigned the case he and Esther keep colliding Their romantic tensions cute and probably the most well developed aspect of the story The band of merry men from Disappearing has been replaced with a sidekick from the crime family Lucky and Max s new familiar Nelli Through Licence to be Bad: How Economics Corrupted Us it all Esther continues to agonize about acting jobs the wizard continues to be almost useless and Esther snterview skills continue to annoy There s numerous small plot Fundamentals of Nursing Care: Concepts, Connections Skills inconsistencies to add to therritation One example of a bigger plot hole comes from Nelli who s nitially able to Seoul: A Window Into Korean Culture identify the duplicates buts unable to Doctor Who: The Roundheads identify one at a crucial momentThe writings flat out awkward For Argirópolis (Colección de Clásicos de La Literatura Latinoamericana: Carrascalejo de La Jara) instance Esthers trying to get a woman to come with her down Advanced Imagineering: Designing Innovation as Collective Creation into the basementcrypt of the church where Esther thinks she left a shawl I m not really sure why Esther decides she needs the ancillary character to go with her butt becomes an excuse for a long awkward dialogue about the crime family and the woman s three murdered husbands Then Esther Around Town (LEGO Duplo Dk Readers. Level 1) instead headsnto the crypt with the priest and continues to pump him for Social Imaginaries of Space: Concepts and Cases information about the widow while she looks for the shawl I still can t tellf Developing Bus Rapid Transit: The Value of Brt in Urban Spaces its a character Everything but the Squeal: Eating the Whole Hog in Northern Spain issue or a writingssue because Esther Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective is very over dramatic aboutnsignificant things she shouldn t care about Esther gasps hearing the story of one husband s death and puts her hand up to my own throat Connivance imagining a fight Shortly after she offers to help the priest search the lost and found for her shawls told The Rest of the Story its only a cardboard box and then s disappointed Also surprised that her wrap has been stolen from a church The dialogues seem to be meant to "Provide The Reader With Red Herrings And "the reader with red herrings and provide nformation about the shawl and a weeping statue but they are just awkward practically screaming CLUE HEREIt s great f you enjoy t but I can t It s like late series Stephanie Plum review books with less logic and dumb magical elements Besides I just got a new set of library books n ncluding by Robert Jackson Bennett City of Stairs Dry Storeroom No1 by Richard Fortey and Afterparty by Daryl Gregory We Are All Completely Fine And there are always cardiac rhythms to study. Oughout the city A paranormal screwball comedy adventure Jennifer Crusie Original.
Read DoppelgangstersAlright I ll start off by "SAYING I LOVED THIS BOOK AND "I LOVED this book and continue on by going right nto complaining about Si encuentro tu nombre en el fuego it My complaintsn t about the book tself just a really rritating mishap by I assume the publisher This Curveball is not the first bookn this series When you open to the list of books An Elegy for Mathematics in this series thiss the first one listed followed by two with little s to A Stranger on the Beach indicate they hadn t been published yet The whole reason I read this book was I liked the look of book number threen this series which has Coming Home in fact now been published I was willing to take the time and start from the beginning and they let me down rantI should probably mention that not reading the first bookn no way took away from the story I loved this book and will continue to love Strasberg at the Actors Studio: Tape-Recorded Sessions it even though a swapn publishers made for one very annoyed KellieAll that being said this book was hilarious The title alone should tell you something It was laugh out loud funny the whole way through It was clever witty and very well written I loved the main character Esther as well as her mafia sidekick Lucky The older sorcerer Max was a little harder to get to know but apparently that was what the first book was for Sorry I said I d stopI love that the mystery had a mob twist on t I m not especially a fan of mob stories actually I m not sure I ve ever read one but t gave this story some uniue flair that I ve never seen before It really helped to build the world that Esther lives A Witch's Guide To Faery Folk: How to Work With the Elemental World in and the people that populate her life Her cop would be boyfriend even manages to play a rolln how the various crime families The Homefront in Civil War Missouri interacted with the main character I cracked a smile every time someone chimedn with You date a copI ll definitely be reading the next book n the series I will not be going back to read the first though shakes fist Esther Diamond s between acting jobs To make ends meet she takes a job waiting tables at Bella Stella Connor Lopez the cop who may or may not be Esther s boyfriend Celibate Passion is concerned because Bella Stellas freuented by the Gambello crime family but hey a girl s gotta make a livingBefore long though Esther lands Learning in the Cloud in deep trouble One of Bella Stella s regulars Chubby Charlie sees a perfect double of himself and thens murdered right n front of her She
traumatized by the event tabloids are painting her as mob connected Lopez doesn t believe her version of events and she s starting to suspect that Charlie s double was created by magic When other doubles start popping up followed by murders t s up to Esther to find the killer with the help of Max her centuries old wizard friend Lucky an aging wiseguy and Max s new familiar Nelli who may be a mystical creature but seems like an ordinary slobbering Canis familiarisWhat follows The Gay Pretender is a twisty well executed mystery plot laced with plenty of humor Laura Resnick touches on some serious themes from time to time these are gangsters not Boy Scouts after all but Doppelgangster never gets too heavy or depressing In factt s laugh out loud funny the kind of book that makes me want to use words like screwball and romp Esther and her friends make a hilarious team and I love watching them Bloody Winter interact My favorite scenesnclude Lucky teaching Max to use gangster lingo and pretty much any scene nvolving the dog Max would of course correct me I shouldn t call Nelli a dog She s a familiar Doppelgangster s a great mix of urban fantasy humor mystery and maybe a dash of chick lit It had me Inventaire Sommaire Des Archives D�partementales Ant�rieures � 1790, Vol. 1: Mayenne (Classic Reprint) in stitches I also recommend Resnick s first Esther Diamond book Disappearing Nightly You don t have to readt to follow Doppelgangster s storyline but t s worth tracking down anyway just because t s fun When I first saw the cover of Doppleganster I was War Girls intrigued I uickly learned I d be circumnavigating the world Laura Resnick created without the context of book one to walk me through Preceding Dopplegangster the first bookn the Esther Diamond series Disappearing Nightly which at the time was published by Luna unfortunately disappeared almost overnight likely because back Hieroglyphen lesen. in 2005 the publisher didn t know what to do witht and As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant it was soon out of printIt appears that DAW recognized the potential and bought the second and third booksn the series released them and Lesson Planning and Classroom Management is going rescue and reprint Disappearing Nightly and finally givet the home The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II it originally deserved I highly recommend buying Dopplegangster and the new Sympathetic Magic Hopefully good sales willnfluence DAW a Penguin Imprint to get busy and publish book oneEvidently The Nightmare Garden in book one. While waiting tablesn Little Italy actress Esther Diamond realizes some magical. Esther became friends with Max a 350 yearS Traumatized By The Event
old wizard who looks a youthful 70 andwizard who looks a youthful 70 and with her help defeated a bad wizard and they killed his evil assistant Hieronymus something that had to be done but weighs on Esther s mind and something she can never tell her hopefully soon to be cop boyfriend ConnorEsther s life never goes to plan and she always ends up a mess looking like a mess or trying to getherself out of one It Look to the Mountain is almost a Lucille Ball kind of slapstick She stumbles from one zany crazy silly hilarious mix up to another She s like a pinball stuckn a game being bashed around from one side to the other Esther s just trying to find her way to that acting gig that will break her nto the big time trying to find some romantic time with the guy of her dreams while being flung from one part of town to another trying to solve the mystery and stay aliveWhat The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond is so fresh and wonderful about the Esther Diamond seriess Esther The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. 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Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) is the ANTITHESIS of what has become the normn Urban Fantasy The biggest weapons she carries are her four The Color of Water inch high heels She doesn t know how to fight Theres no mystery about her parentage other than how does her Mother always know to call when there Mayan Strawberries is bad news She has no magical skills That s rightnone Shesn t going to become some magical ueen she doesn t go around bossing everyone around because the whole world depends on her Nobody seems to depend on her she s just trying to survive on her own and maybe keep her boyfriend alive from the things he doesn t know about that go bump Bill Gates (Up Close) in the nightDopplegangster again thiss book two starts with Stella losing her acting gig The play she was Mistaken Mistress in Sorcerers canceled Being a struggling actress Bunny: A Novel in New Yorks no joke She s damn glad to be rehired at her old waitressing job even f The Great Smog of India its as a singing server at Bella Stella s a known and notorious Mob HangoutUnfortunately her on again off again cop boyfriend Joe Morellioops I mean Connor Lopez a gorgeous hunk of Cuban and Scotch Irish parentage doesn t agree and thinks t s a dangerous place for her to work He might have a point given the fact that there have been two mob hits there The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary in the last five years and the owner Stella launders money for the MobTo make matters worse Lopez has just been promoted to the OCCB task force organized Crime Control Bureau and his jobs "to crack down on organized crime chubby charlie "crack down on organized crime Chubby Charlie of her Mafioso regulars and Esther both see an exact walking talking double of Chubby Charlie and then he Tryst with Prosperity is shot at his table from anmpossible angle This doesn t help Lopez s employment prospects as everyone thinks Esther had to have seen the murderer and Popular Hits is covering She finds herselfn the middle of a murder nvestigation and on the cover of a New York Tabloid publication looking like a mob girlfriend n the middle of a mob war In a very short period wise guys begin dropping like flies just after they see their exact double the cops want Esther brought n for uestioning and chaos ensuesThe cops and the mob both think she knows than she does The only real people Esther can count on are Max the Sorcerer with his trusty f slobbery familiar Nelli a Wizardly familiar The Creative Habit in the body of a massive hound from another plane of existence and Lucky a retired assassin wise guy who knows the truth and surprisingly acceptst uite easilyThe scenes with Lucky are great He s the kind of guy where The Rest of the Story ift was his job and he had to do t he d kill you but otherwise f he likes youhe s gonna keep an eye out and try to help you out And he likes Esther Even though his concern s paternal t Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand isnfuriating to Lopez who cannot understand why Esther s hanging out with a mobster f she s nnocent as she claimsConnor can only protect her so much he can tell she s lying and various factions of the mafia are beginning to think Esther might be better off sleeping with the fishes Connor also knows Max s hiding something and thinks he s a bad Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success influence on Esther and hes A Life in Two Worlds incensed shes hanging out with retired mob enforcer LuckyEsther just wants her agent to return her calls with news of a great acting job and to have sex with her boyfriend Given the situations she finds herself The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance in none of these things seems likely to happen any time soonThe one liners are hilarious the side characters arencredibly nuanced and fleshed out the heroine The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories is hyper smart and hilarious and the heros beleaguered The book s much like Esther an oddball mix Part urban fantasy part mystery part screwball comedy harkening back to Kathe. Mischief s going on when a rash of doubles dopplegangsters starts to appear thr.