Title: The Path of the Crooked (aka Stirring up Strife) Author: Ellery Adams Published: December 29th 2009 by Minotaur Books Format: ebook, 247 pages Genre: Cozy Mystery Series: Hope Street #1
When the book started, I was fine with the relaxed modest tone. Unfortunately, as the story went on, it became tiresome and began to drag on unrelentingly.
Lead character Cooper Lee, when she is not repairing office equipment, is attending Bible Study. Having recently ended a long-term relationship, she is looking forward to a new direction and friends. What she did not expect was that the person who had invited her to attend services was recently found murdered.
With cozy mysteries being what they are, Cooper quickly jumps in with her fellow study cohorts to solve this rather twisted mystery. Obviously, the husband was too easy of a target and when Cooper literally starts putting the pieces together a name and a convoluted story comes to life.
No, this is not a series that I will be continuing, though I do enjoy other works of Ellery Adams, the next book in this Hope Street series will not be appearing on my bookshelf.