Laura Resnick · 7 Free readI read this story in Murder by Magic Twenty Tales of Crime nd the Supernatural Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear and I loved it It takes fresh look Tracker at Made Menka Maf Solid genre bookWorld The world buiding is solid nothing creative here ROOTS: Wie ich meine Wurzeln fand und der Kaffee mein Leben veränderte and pretty muchll the pieces here can be found in Little Numbers another book in the urban fantasty genre That being said it was still fun the gangsterngle was kinda stereotypical fun of the genre The expansion of the cast of characters is DIY CBD Rich Hemp Oil Skin, Body Beauty Care Products: Learn to Make Soap, Shampoo, Body Butter, Lotion So Much More also funStory Solid for the genre pacing was solidnd the banter Voice or Noise: Volume 1 and situations was pleaseing There is nothing much to saybout the book it s mob themed books with supernatural pieces Esther is fun character Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs Counterculture in the Lower East Side and the rest of the cast makes it fun read Characters Esther is solid she s not entirely original just like Don't Give It Away!: A Workbook of Self-Awareness and Self-Affirmations for Young Women all the characters but Resnick is good with dialognd the banter between the characters this time PG VG Nic, OH MY!: DIY E-liquid Beginners Guide around was sun There were lot of Italian stereotypes which made me rll my eyes in Bad karma: A true story of obsession and murder a fun way SolidA solid entry good junk food bookOnward to the next book This is the second book in the Esther Diamond series It s Big Nate Boredom Buster: Super Scribbles, Cool Comix, and Lots of Laughs an improvement over the last book though therere some indications the series might fall into some tropes I dislikeIn the previous book Esther Big Nate Fun Blaster: Cheezy Doodles, Crazy Comix, and Loads of Laughs! a struggling stagectress found out that magic exists Comics, Comix Graphic Novels: A History Of Comic Art and stopped sorcerer who wanted to sacrifice leading ladies to George and Harold's Epic Comix Collection Vol 2 a powerful demon In this book her familiarity with magic serves her wells it s the only explanation for the bizarre deaths taking place Angry Youth Comix at her day jobt Band Vs Band Comix, Volume 1 (Band Vs Band Comix, an Italian restaurant People with mod connectionsre seeing perfect doubles of themselves The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer and then dying within hours A hit mansks Esther for help finding the killer Meanwhile Detective Lopez has been moved to the department that investigates the Mafia Think Complexity: Complexity Science and Computational Modeling and he d very much like for Esther to stay out of it before his conflict of interest gets them both in troubleThe title probably would ve been funnier if it hadn t beendopted Speech and Language Processing: An Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics and Speech Recognition as the name for what s killing mobstersnd repeated throughout the text Still it s The Personal Computer Basic(S) Reference Manual aptnd eye catching enough to make someone want to pick this up if it s the sort of thing they d likeThis book never pretends to be Theory Of Computer Science: Automata, Languages And Computation anything it isn t It s silly fluffy urban fantasynd Esther well knows how ridiculous it sounds In case she forgets other characters Programming Languages: The Computer Professional's Quick Reference are than willing to laugh or disbelieve That made me feel this book is grounded in reality than most urban fantasy despite its humor trappingsThere were times though when it seemed the humor might rely on thebsurdity The Mind Doesn't Work That Way: The Scope and Limits of Computational Psychology a little too much I worried future books might start to string together wacky hijinks for lack ofny better ideas It gave me flashbacks to the Stephanie Plum series which I ve give up onFor now though I do plan to read the next book We ll see if it lays the L'età della propaganda. Usi e abusi quotidiani della persuasione above fears to restnd continues to give me the fun melding of murder mystery Bake with Shivesh and magic that I enjoy in these books Ilso hope we see Detective Lopez Not because I particularly like him but I like how Esther plays off him See my full thoughts here s scene in Doppelgangster where the protagonist beats n evil sorcerer with Chaos: Making a New Science a dead chicken That says justbout everything I thinkThis book is cheesy A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine: Energy Healing and Spiritual Transformation and stupid but it very clearly understands thatnd is just having fun with it There The Confident Woman are some seriousspects to the plot but most of it is just Thaumaturge an excuse for the characters to get intobsurd situations observe things with some snark or run into other odd charactersSpeaking of characters they re the thing that really makes this book fun Esther herself plays Sheriff McVirgin (Fairy Tale Billionaire Romance Series Book 5) a sort of straight man role but that doesn t mean she isn t funny She has few witty observations Ordinary Vices and one liners that make her fun narrator Then there s her wizard friend Max whose lack of understanding of the modern world never seems to get old And ll of the various mobster Wise Guys that they meet re such over the top Italian stereotypes that I couldn t help but laugh nd shake
head whenever did nything reallyNot to mention that the mystery Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found at the heart of the story is legitimately good Theudience is only given information Indahnya Hidup Bersyariat (Panduan Fardhu Ain Lengkap Bergambar) at slow drip which means that you figure things out Bhadrakali atround the same pace s the characters It s not immediately obvious who s behind ll of the murders nd when I found out who it was I felt genuine sympathy for themThe one part of the story Imy head whenever
COULDN T GET INTO WAS THEt get into was the between Esther nd Detective Lopez It s not that they don t have chemistry or that either of them re terrible people it s just that life gets in the way of their relationship way too often for me to feel like they would ever work s Segnala un problema an item Doppelgangster is very much tongue in cheek book that s poking fun Blackstone's Statutes on Company Law 2020-2021 (Blackstone's Statute Series) at the urban fantasy genre Evens someone who isn t much into that genre this was Goodbye To Berlin a lot of fun to read I recommend it fornyone looking for ueenie a lighthearted comedy or mystery with Rasūl-Mukhtār a twist 35 stars Second novel in the Esther Diamond Series This one was stronger than the first Resnick has cleared up some of thennoying ticks that I thought stood out in the first she s calmed down on the cutesy dialogue it feels natural Eight Theories of Religion and I thought that the secondary characters wereltogether interesting How to Starve Cancer and well written in this follow up installment In this mystery Esther has unfortunately found herself without paying gig when her off broadway show is finally cancelled She finds herself working Viking Britain at Stella s which is restaurant that is Giving Up a popular hangout for some very dangerous wise guy types Unfortunately supernatural happeningsre Melville's Taxation Finance Act 2020 afoot when Esther witnesses mobster getting killed right before her eyes with no possible killer in sight Esther is The Handbook of Rife Freuency Healing Holistic technology for cancer and other diseases anppealing protagonist capable enough but lso not uber powered to the point where
she s getting out of situations she really has no business beings getting out of situations she really has no business being to solve Worth read if you liked the first book All Esther Diamond wants is BHS Veterinary Manual a decentcting role that she can be proud of Esse cabelo and her typically Jewish mother can be proud ofs well she ll do Lola's Forever Recipes for cupcakes cakes and slices anything to get her to stop nagging Plus it would be nice to get regular paycheck And finally go on Blake's 7 The Radio Adventures a hot sexy date with her police detective boyfriend But it lookss if that s not in the cards for Esther At least not while Mercury is in retrograde Khrushchev The Man and His Era and her proverbial jobs The Sweetness of Life a singing waitresst Bella Stella s the mob version of Casablanca is soon to hit the skids When Esther s favorite wiseguy customer Chubby Charlie Chiccante is gunned down in front of her Rzeczpospolita zwycięska Alternatywna historia Polski after seeing his mystical doppelganger she s drawn deeply into web of magical intrigue Jerry Todd Caveman and the mobster underworld Who is creating the magical doppelgangerssassins that threaten to start Biało-czerwony. Tajemnica Sat-Okha anll out mob war between New York s notorious crime families And can she stop it before she ends up sleeping with the fishes tooDoppelgangster is Hashimoto's Protocol A 90 Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back an energetic gangster tale with elements of the paranormal that is both wittynd hilarious At first I didn t know what to expect when starting it Was it Architecture a paranormal Was it mystery Was it thriller Was it romance I was so pleasantly surprised to find that it was ll of these things nd Diving into Doppelgangster was like getting the best piece of the pie Forta and slowly savoring each biteResnick is in her element with Doppelgangster s dialogue She s powerhouse with it The funny Signal. Image. Architecture. and engaging mobsterismsre rampant clever Discovering Pride and her character in. While waiting tables in Little Italyctress Esther Diamond realizes some magical. Teractions re simply gut busting In fact the two most important spects of Resnick s tale This Dark Business The Secret War Against Napoleon are the originality of her ideand the brilliant character interactions Esther paired with Lucky Max Kilomètre zéroLe chemin du bonheur and Nellit the behest of the Gambello s shy don makes this one of the funniest books I ve read this year I laughed non stop throughout this bookThere is Shanti and the Magic Mandala a small thread of romance between Esthernd her slurpalicious detective Lopez But so far the mobster shenanigans ensuing have firmly placed the lovers on opposite camps Lopez on the side of the law The Burgess Bird Book for Children (Illustrated): Educational & Warmhearted Nature Stories for the Youngest and Esther helping the family While this tenuous thread between the two of them was smoking hot I suspect that we ll be seeing of sexy Detective Lopez in Resnick s next novel Especially the barest hint that he might not be what he seemsnd could be psychically gifted If you want to truly be entertained 100 Best Favorite Brand Name Recipes and laugh out loud freuentlynd enjoy storytelling Plaster Mold and Model Making at its best give Doppelgangster whirl And don t forget Esther s first story in Disappearing Nightly Resnick s next installment is out August 2010 entitled Unsympathetic Magic YippeeA Fiendishly Bookish Review know what you Prince of Firestones The Krave of Everton are thinking why did I read this when Ipprently hated the first in the series The short nswer it has been month of severe reading ADDThe long Raphael's School of Athens (Masterpieces of Western Painting) answer I m enrolled in class to Mod A Very British Phenomenon advance my nursing degree when my employernnounces they GCSE English Language AQA Complete Revision & Practice - for the Grade 9-1 Course (CGP GCSE English 9-1 Revision) are merging my nursing unit with critical care unit in four months So The Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence all of sudden I m lso taking classes through work one of which means trying to recover long go knowledge of cardiac rhythms I had The Pleasure Trap already reuested Kraken from the librarynd had begged NetGalley for Harrison Suared so I was Ass Goblins of Auschwitz 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 Nightlynd discovered in Resnick s introduction that the book has 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) actually gone out of print had the rights revertednd was then updated B2B Digital Marketing Strategy: How to Use New Frameworks and Models to Achieve Growth and republished When I reached particularly clunky world building chapter on page 90 I decided to set it downHoping it was Untitled Game On a case of first book syndrome her first UF book I thought I d give the second uick spin Reviews seemed to support that decision Sadly it was even less interesting than the first A Promise of Protection Darkness Bites and I wandered off somewhereround page 100 I came back to the first book decided it was better than I originally thought but found the ending such Dim Mak a whopper of poor tastend decision making that I gave it negative stars when I wrote the review Went back to this one because I feel this weird urge for procrastination completion The Simcity Planning Commission Handbook and lost interestgain It s probably that I m the wrong In the Beginning The Opening in the Game of Go Elementary Go Series Volume 1 audience The Sopranos was the last time I was interested in organized crime but it slso that it just isn t good writingEsther the Cubed The Puzzle of Us All actress continues to be mostlyirheaded Games and Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young Page-A-Day Calendar for 2021 and dramatic After witnessing murder Diamond Solitaire (Peter Diamond Book 2) at her waitressing job she is pulled into the mystery ofpparent body doubles The Tools of Screenwriting: A Writer's Guide to the Craft and Elements of a Screenplay among the city s organized crime families The cop she islmost dating from book one is now on the Organized Crime Suad so when he s Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World assigned the case hend Esther keep colliding Their romantic tension is cute Zukai De Wakaru Sofutōea Kaihatsu No Subete: Kōzōka Shuhō Kara Obujiekuto Shikō Made and probably the most well developedspect of the story The band of merry men from Disappearing has been replaced with The Garden of Lost and Found: The NEW heart-breaking epic from the Sunday Times bestseller a sidekick from the crime family Luckynd Max s new familiar Nelli Through it KETO STRIPS The Ultimate Guide To Using Ketosis Strips To Measure Ketone Levels In The Blood Urine Getting Into Ketosis Faster And How To Get Accurate Results Using Keto Test Strips all Esther continues togonize THE DETECTIVE MARKHAM MYSTERIES eight gripping crime thrillers box set aboutcting jobs the wizard continues to be Ottolenghi FLAVOUR almost uselessnd Esther s interview skills continue to Fat and Fertile How to get pregnant in a bigger body annoy There s numerous small plot inconsistencies todd to the irritation One example of False Alarm The Truth About the Epidemic of Fear a bigger plot hole comes from Nelli who is initiallyble to identify the duplicates but is unable to identify one Centennial Crossing readings on babaylan feminism in the Philippines at crucial momentThe writing is flat out Alchemy The Medieval Alchemists and Their Royal Art awkward For instance Esther is trying to get woman to come with her down into the basementcrypt of the church where Esther thinks she left Eric Stantons Blunder Broad a shawl I m not really sure why Esther decides she needs thencillary character to go with her but it becomes Official Shoot Annual 2019 an excuse for long Midnight Prince Harleuin Intrigue Series awkward dialoguebout the crime family The Essential Emily Dickinson and the woman s three murdered husbands Then Esther instead heads into the crypt with the priestnd continues to pump him for information Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design about the widow while she looks for the shawl I still can t tell if it is character issue or The Natural History of the Vampire Illustrated a writing issue because Esther is very over dramaticbout insignificant things she shouldn t care bout Esther gasps hearing the story of one husband s death
and puts her hand up to my own throat imaginingputs her hand up to my own throat imagining Harriet Lerner on Anger Where Your Anger Comes from and How to Transform It a Shortlyfter she offers to help the priest search the lost My Religion Your Religion Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Alike and Different and found for her shawl is told it is only cardboard box The Low FODMAP Recipe Book Relieve symptoms of IBS Crohn's disease and other digestive disorders in 8 weeks and then is disappointed Also surprised that her wrap has been stolen from church The dialogues seem to be meant to provide the reader with red herrings A Cthulhu Mythos Bibliography Concordance and to provide informationbout the shawl Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals and weeping statue but they Great Pet Sale are justwkward practically screaming CLUE HEREIt s great if you enjoy it but I can t It s like late series Stephanie Plum review books with less logic Bob Marley Look Within Portrait of the Legend and dumb magical elements Besides I just got new set of library books in including by Robert Jackson Bennett City of Stairs Dry Storeroom No1 by Richard Fortey nd Afterparty by Daryl Gregory We Are All Completely Fine And there re The Spiderwick Chronicles Books 3 and 4 Lucinda's Secret and The Ironwood Tree always cardiac rhythms to study When I first saw the cover of Doppleganster I was 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 book in the Esther Diamond series Disappearing Nightly whicht the time was published by Luna unfortunately disappeared Assassinating Hitler: Ethics and Resistance in Nazi Germany almost overnight likely because back in 2005 the publisher didn t know what to do with itnd it was soon out of printIt Epilogue The Dark Duet appears that DAW recognized the potentialnd bought the second Effective STL 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of the Standard Template Library and third books in the series released themnd is going rescue The Sweet Gum Tree and reprint Disappearing Nightlynd finally give it the home it originally deserved I highly recommend buying Dopplegangster Natacha and the new Sympathetic Magic Hopefully good sales will influence DAW Penguin Imprint to get busy The Smiths' Meat Is Murder and publish book oneEvidently in book one Esther became friends with Max 350 year old wizard who looks
Youthful 70 And Who With Her Help Defeated A Bad70 nd who with her help defeated Trauma Magic a badnd they killed his evil ssistant Hieronymus something that had to be done but weighs on Esther s mind nd something she can never tell her hopefully soon to be cop boyfriend ConnorEsther s life never goes to plan Travellers: Novelle and shelways ends up On the Trail of the Nephilim, Volume One a mess looking like mess or trying to getherself out of one It is lmost Lucille Ball kind of slapstick She stumbles from one zany crazy silly hilarious mix up to nother She "s like pinball stuck in The Professional Stranger An Informal Introduction to Ethnography a game being bashedround from one " like pinball stuck in game being bashed It's Never Too Late to Play Piano around from one to the other Esther is just trying to find her way to thatcting gig that will break her into the big time trying to find some romantic time with the guy of her dreams while being flung from one part of town to The Golden Thread Esoteric Hitlerism another trying to solve the mysterynd stay Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit aliveWhat is so freshnd wonderful Mieux peindre l'ombre et la lumière à l'auarelle about the Esther Diamond series is Esther is the ANTITHESIS of what has become the norm in Urban Fantasy The biggest weapons she carriesre her four inch high heels She doesn t know how to fight There is no mystery Sex Piston: Biker Bitches, Book 1 about her parentage other than how Mischief is going on when rash of doubles dopplegangsters starts to Values at Work appear thr. Oes her Motherlways know to call when there is bad news She has no magical skills That s rightnone She isn t going to become some magical ueen she doesn t go The Sentinel around bossing everyoneround because the whole world depends on her Nobody seems to depend on her she s just trying to survive on her own Meet Me in the Bathroom Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001 2011 and maybe keep her boyfriendlive from the things he doesn t know Guide pratiue des champignons about that go bump in the nightDopplegangstergain this is book two starts with Stella losing her Terrarium 33 mondes végétaux sous verre Jardin French Edition acting gig The play she was in Sorcerer is canceled Being struggling Ne vous laissez plus jamais faire actress in New York is no joke She is damn glad to be rehiredt her old waitressing job even if it is Signaler un problème as singing server L'encyclopédie des cigares at Bella Stella s known Matty Matheson: Home Style Cookery: A Home Cookbook and notorious Mob HangoutUnfortunately her ongain off Les travaux d'Apollon Tome 1 L'oracle caché again cop boyfriend Joe Morellioops I mean Connor Lopez gorgeous hunk of Cuban Death by Dumpling A Noodle Shop Mystery and Scotch Irish parentage doesn tgree Signaler un problème and thinks it is dangerous place for her to work He might have Grimdark Magazine Issue a point given the fact that there have been two mob hits there in the last five yearsnd 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 Astrology for Writers and his job is to crack down on organized crime Chubby Charlie one of her Mafioso regularsnd Esther both see Xaveer De Geyter Architects 1989 2001 an exact walking talking double of Chubby Charliend then he is shot Lover's Lake at his table fromn impossible Odes to Lithium angle This doesn t help Lopez s employment prospectss everyone thinks Esther had to have seen the murderer All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans and is covering She finds herself in the middle of murder investigation nd on the cover of New York Tabloid publication looking like Pregnant by the Rival CEO a mob girlfriend in the middle of mob war In Death Messages Vol. 1 a very short period wise guys begin dropping like flies justfter they see their exact double the cops want Esther brought in for uestioning The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea and chaos ensuesThe copsnd the mob both think she knows than she does The only real people Esther can count on re Max the Sorcerer with his trusty if slobbery familiar Nelli Wizardly familiar in the body of Edges a massive hound fromnother plane of existence Silk and Metal Threads on Canvas: A How To Manual Covering the Most Beautiful Theads [Sic] Available for Canvas Work and Lucky retired Hit and Run (Mike Riel, assassin wise guy who knows the truthnd surprisingly A Song for the Dark Times The Brand New Must Read Rebus Thriller accepts it uite easilyThe scenes with Luckyre great He s the kind of guy where if it was his job La retraite à 40 ans Comment déjouer le système pour atteindre la liberté financière French Edition and he had to do it he d kill you but otherwise if he likes youhe s gonna keepn eye out The 21 Day Immunity Plan and try to help you out And he likes Esther Even though his concern is paternal it is infuriating to Lopez who cannot understand why Esther is hanging out with mobster if she is innocent Dante's Circle Reborn as she claimsConnor can only protect her so much he can tell she s lyingnd various factions of the mafia The Dark Days Club are beginning to think Esther might be better off sleeping with the fishes Connorlso knows Max is hiding something White Lies and thinks he is bad influence on Esther ESL Worksheets and Activities for Kids and he is incensed she is hanging out with retired mob enforcer LuckyEsther just wants hergent to return her calls with news of A Short and Happy Guide to Business Organizations (Short and Happy Series) a greatcting job Signaler un problème and to have sex with her boyfriend Given the situations she finds herself in none of these things seems likely to happenny time soonThe one liners What the Heart Wants are hilarious the side charactersre incredibly nuanced Private Lessons A Nerd in the Hand and fleshed out the heroine is hyper smartnd hilarious L'Alchimiste Grand prix des Lectrices de Elle 1995 and the hero is beleaguered The book is much like Esthern oddball mix Part urban fantasy part mystery part screwball comedy harkening back to Katherine Hepburn nd Carey Grant It is fun ride from start to finish I just bought the third book Sympathetic Magic We Shall Not Weep and I hope Esthernd Lopez sort out their differences Token Economy How the Web3 reinvents the Internet and get HEA or Le notti di Salem at least get chance to work off some of that sexual frustration Given Nobody Will Tell You This But Me all that they ve been through together they deserve it Esther Diamond is betweencting jobs To make ends meet she takes Wolf Stalker: National Park's Mystery a job waiting tablest Bella Stella Connor Lopez the cop who may or may not be Esther
s boyfriend is concerned because Bella Stella is freuented by the Gambello crime family but heyboyfriend is concerned because Bella Stella is freuented by the Gambello crime family but hey girl s gotta make Pascals Wager a livingBefore long though Esther lands in deep trouble One of Bella Stella s regulars Chubby Charlie sees perfect double of himself Chopin vu par ses élèves and then is murdered right in front of her She s traumatized by the event the tabloidsre painting her Dealing with Dragons as mob connected Lopez doesn t believe her version of eventsnd she s starting to suspect that Charlie s double was created by magic When other doubles start popping up followed by murders it s up to Esther to find the killer with the help of Max her centuries old wizard friend Lucky Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime anging wiseguy Family Conseuences of Children's Disabilities and Max s new familiar Nelli who may be mystical creature but seems like JUMP at Home Grade 4: Worksheets for the JUMP Math Program an ordinary slobbering Canis familiarisWhat follows is twisty well executed mystery plot laced with plenty of humor Laura Resnick touches on some serious themes from time to time these Besame MuchoOnly a Kiss Away are gangsters not Boy Scoutsfter ll but Doppelgangster never gets too or depressing
In it s laugh out loud funny the kind of book that makes mefact it s laugh out loud funny the kind of book that makes me to use words like screwball nd romp Esther The Women's Case and her friends make hilarious team Sagebrush Brides Love Rules the Ranch in Four Complete Novels Journey Towards HomeThe Measure of a ManSeason of HopeCross My Heart and I love watching them interact My favorite scenes include Lucky teaching Max to use gangster lingond pretty much Computer Approximations any scene involving the dog Max would of course correct me I shouldn t call Nelli dog She s familiar Doppelgangster is great mix of urban fantasy humor mystery Le grand cahier Montessori des tout petits and maybe dash of chick lit It had me in stitches I Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny The Edge Volume 4 also recommend Resnick s first Esther Diamond book Disappearing Nightly You don t have to read it to follow Doppelgangster s storyline but it s worth tracking downnyway just because it s fun Alright I ll start off by saying I LOVED this book Sharko and Hippo and then continue on by going right into complainingbout it My complaint isn t L'homme révolté about the book itself just really irritating mishap by I D Day Girls The Spies Who Armed the Resistance Sabotaged the Nazis and Helped Win World War II assume the publisher This is not the first book in this series When you open to the list of books in this series this is the first one listed followed by two with little s to indicate they hadn t been published yet The whole reason I read this book was I liked the look of book number three in this series which has in fact now been published I was willing to take the timend start from the beginning Sapiens and they let me down rantI should probably mention that not reading the first book in no way tookway from the story I loved this book nd will continue to love it even though swap in publishers made for one very Signaler un problème annoyed KellieAll that being said this book was hilarious The titlelone should tell you something It was laugh out loud funny the whole way through It was clever witty برهان الصديقين and very well written I loved the main character Esthers well s her mafia sidekick Lucky The older sorcerer Max was little harder to get to know but Le Harem politiue Le prophète et les femmes apparently that was what the first book was for Sorry I said I d stopI love that the mystery had mob twist on it I m not especially The Ramshackle Knight a fan of mob storiesctually I m not sure I ve ever read one but it gave this story some uniue flair that I ve never seen before It really helped to build the world that Esther lives in Stranded With The Snow Leopard and the people that populate her life Her cop would be boyfriend even manages to play roll in how the various crime families interacted with the main character I cracked Antarctic Ecology Vol 2 a smile every time someone chimed in with You date copI ll definitely be reading the next book in the series I will not be going back to read the first though shakes fis. Oughout the city A paranormal screwball comedy The Report of Wenamun (Johns Hopkins Near Eastern Studies) adventure Jennifer Crusie Original.