Murder Over Easy (Monona Quinn Mystery #1) - Marshall Cook

Murder Over Easy (Monona Quinn Mystery, 1) - Marshall Cook

A diner owner in a small Wisconsin town dies and Mo Quinn, the editor of one the local newspaper does not think this was just an accident and is determined to find the killer.


I did not like this book. I couldn't find anything interesting about any of the characters presented. This hadn't happened to me in a long time, but I honestly didn't care about any of the characters, not a single one of them. 


I found the mystery to be boring, there were too many random situations that added nothing to the plot and the sex scenes (in a cozy mystery!) felt completely out of place. However, what I disliked the most is something that constitutes a spoiler, so click below only if you don't mind spoilers:


Everyone knew the main character was gay so it was "no surprise" when some of them found out he had sexually abused a kid a few years ago. Being gay does not equal sexual abuse and stating otherwise is just blatant ignorance. Sexual abuse has nothing to do with being homosexual, bisexual or heterosexual. Also, even if we decide to ignore that offensive part, it just astonished me that after everyone found out he had tried to abuse another kid, they all still though he was a great guy! It made absolutely no sense.

(show spoiler)


So, in short, for me this was a one star book and I will not continue with the series.


[I'm counting this for the Cruisin' Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2014]