What was Beethoven’s favorite fruit?
A ship, sailing past a remote island, spots a man who has been stranded there for several years. The Captain goes ashore to rescue him and the man insists on showing him around before they go back to the boat. The Captain is a bit puzzled as he notices that there are three huts, but he is all alone.
“What’s the first hut for?” he asks.
“That’s my house,” says the castaway.
“What’s the second hut for?”
“That’s my church.”
“And the third hut?”
“Oh, that?” sniffs the castaway. “That’s the church I used to go to.”
PLOT OR PREMISEWhile on a flight back from a trip to Hawaii with both Ranger and Morelli (it’s complicated), Stephanie’s seatmate gets whacked during a layover and everyone thinks Stephanie knows something.
WHAT I LIKED
While the lighter side of the Plum series is the main draw, it is nice to see that once in awhile it goes a bit darker. Stephanie has real bruises and knife nickmarks, and Morelli and Ranger had a knock-down drag-out fight, with Stephanie doing the dragging (it is only told as a past event, but still good even if you don’t actually “see it”).
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
As always, there are a few too many incompetents running around, and too many coincidences.
THE BOTTOM LINE / TWEET
A little darker than usual
Legend: 1/5 Finished 2/5 Not bad 3/5 Good 4/5 Enjoyable 5/5 Excellent
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.
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