Monday, August 31, 2015

Review: Orange as Marmalade by Fran Stewart

Marmalade finds a dead body in her library. She tries to tell her human, Biscuit who did it, but her human just isn't listening.

Meanwhile, it is a year later and the police have no idea who killed Harlan and Biscuit is focused on her upcoming wedding and reconnecting with her sister.

This story is interesting in many ways. First, Marmalade comments all along on Biscuit's observations in a fun way. Second it is told through two linear timelines. The current day chaos that is Biscuit's life - filled with interesting characters and fun quirks. The other is told in flashbacks to the prior year leading up to the murder. Clues unfold in both. 

This is also different than the usual cozy in that no one is actively investigating the crime, events just unfold and the pieces fall together.

Biscuit is engaging and a fun protagonist and I want to know more of her story. Marmalade is sassy and engaging.                                                       Orange as Marmalade

The book also includes two things as extras that I loved as well: Biscuit (and Marmalade's) daily gratitude lists and a book group discussion guide that is full of fascinating and fun questions.

I loved this book and will definitely be reading the rest of the series!

  • File Size: 527 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Fran Stewart (December 10, 2010)
  • Publication Date: December 10, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004FV5BV8


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