Pdf/E–book [Doppelgangsters] ç Laura Resnick

  • Paperback
  • 312
  • Doppelgangsters
  • Laura Resnick
  • English
  • 09 January 2020
  • 9780373802524

Laura Resnick ↠ 5 Free read

Free read Doppelgangsters ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Mischief is going on when a rash of doubles dopplegangsters starts to appear thr. 35 stars Second novel in the Esther Diamond Series This one was stronger than the first Resnick has cleared up some of the annoying ticks that I thought stood out in the first she s calmed down on the cutesy dialogue it feels natural and I thought that the secondary characters were altogether interesting and well written in this follow up installment In this mystery Esther has unfortunately found herself without a paying gig when her off broadway show is finally cancelled She finds herself working at Stella s which is a restaurant that is a popular hangout for some very dangerous wise guy types Unfortunately supernatural happenings are afoot when Esther witnesses a mobster getting killed right before her eyes with no possible killer in sight Esther is an appealing protagonist capable enough but also not uber powered to the point where she s getting out of situations she really has no business being able to solve Worth a read if you liked the first book Ritual Power Healing and Community you liked the first book

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Free read Doppelgangsters ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Oughout the city A paranormal screwball comedy adventure Jennifer Crusie Original. This is the second book in the Esther Diamond series It s an improvement over the last book though there are some indications the series might fall into some tropes I dislikeIn the previous book Esther a struggling stage actress found out that magic exists and stopped a sorcerer who wanted to sacrifice leading ladies to a powerful demon In this book her familiarity with magic serves her well as it s the only explanation for the bizarre deaths taking place at her day job at an Italian restaurant People with mod connections are seeing perfect doubles of themselves and then dying within hours A hit man asks Esther for help finding the killer Meanwhile Detective Lopez has been moved to the department that investigates the Mafia 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 been adopted as the name for what s killing mobsters and repeated throughout the text Still it s apt and 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 anything it isn t It s silly fluffy urban fantasy and Esther well knows how ridiculous it sounds In case she forgets other characters 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 the absurdity a little too much I worried future books might start to string together wacky hijinks for lack of any 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 above fears to rest and continues to give me the fun melding of murder mystery and magic that I enjoy in these books I also hope we see Detective Lopez Not because I particularly like him but I like how Esther plays off him

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Free read Doppelgangsters ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free While waiting tables in Little Italy actress Esther Diamond realizes some magical. know what you are thinking why did I read this when I apprently hated the first in the series The short answer it has been a month of severe reading ADDThe long answer I m enrolled in a class to advance my nursing degree when my employer announces they are merging my nursing unit with a critical care unit in four months So all of a sudden I m also taking classes through work one of which means trying to recover long ago knowledge of cardiac rhythms I had already reuested Kraken from the library and had begged NetGalley for Harrison Suared so I was 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 Nightly and discovered in Resnick s introduction that the book has actually gone out of print had the rights reverted and was then updated and republished When I reached a particularly clunky world building chapter on page 90 I decided to set it downHoping it was a case of first book syndrome her first UF book I thought I d give the second a uick spin Reviews seemed to support that decision Sadly it was even less interesting than the first and I wandered off somewhere around page 100 I came back to the first book decided it was better than I originally thought but found the ending such a whopper of poor taste and 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 and lost interest again It s probably that I m the wrong audience The Sopranos was the last time I was interested in organized crime but it s also that it just isn t good writingEsther the actress continues to be mostly airheaded and dramatic After witnessing a murder at her waitressing job she is pulled into the mystery of apparent body doubles among the city s organized crime families The cop she is almost dating from book one is now on the Organized Crime Suad so when he s assigned the case he and Esther keep colliding Their romantic tension is cute and probably the most well developed aspect of the story The band of merry men from Disappearing has been replaced with a sidekick from the crime family Lucky and Max s new familiar Nelli Through it all Esther continues to agonize about acting jobs the wizard continues to be almost useless and Esther s interview skills continue to annoy There s numerous small plot inconsistencies to add to the irritation One example of a bigger plot hole comes from Nelli who is initially able to identify the duplicates but is unable to identify one at a crucial momentThe writing is flat out awkward For instance Esther is trying to get a woman to come with her down into the basementcrypt of the church where Esther thinks she left a shawl I m not really sure why Esther decides she needs the ancillary character to go with her but it becomes an excuse for a long awkward dialogue about the crime family and the woman s three murdered husbands Then Esther instead heads into the crypt with the priest and continues to pump him for information about the widow while she looks for the shawl I still can t tell if it is a character issue or a writing issue because Esther is very over dramatic about insignificant things she shouldn t care about Esther gasps hearing the story of one husband s death and puts her hand up to my own throat imagining a fight Shortly after she offers to help the priest search the lost and found for her shawl is told it is only a cardboard box and then is disappointed Also surprised that her wrap has been stolen from a church The dialogues seem to be meant to provide the reader with red herrings and to provide information about the shawl and a weeping statue but they are just awkward 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 and dumb magical elements Besides I just got a new set of library books in including by Robert Jackson Bennett City of Stairs Dry Storeroom No1 by Richard Fortey and Afterparty by Daryl Gregory We Are All Completely Fine And there are always cardiac rhythms to study