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  1. I Shall Not Want, Psalm 23 Mysteries Series #2
    I Shall Not Want, Psalm 23 Mysteries Series #2
    Debbie Viguie
    Abingdon Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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  1. Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Enjoyable cozy mystery
    November 10, 2010
    Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    "I Shall Not Want" is a fun cozy mystery. This book is the second in the series, but you don't need to read the first book in order to understand this one. However, this book promptly revealed who the murderer was in the previous novel, so you'll want to read the first novel before this one if you're intending to read it.

    There's an underlying humor to this mystery, and the characters were engaging and interesting. I figured out whodunit long before the characters did (due to understanding mystery forms, not because the characters overlooked obvious clues), but the writing was good enough to keep me reading and enjoying it.

    Though the main characters were a church secretary, a rabbi, and an atheist police detective, there was very little religious content. Certainly, none of the characters tried to convert each other.

    I was reading an advanced reader copy, so this may be changed in the final version. However, several times the rabbi referred to God as "Jehovah" in his casual conversations. First, that's not the Hebrew spelling of God's name. Second, he also referred to God as "Yahweh" once, near the end. Third, Jews--even those not highly devout--don't casually refer to God by His personal name. Also, when asked to pray before the Thanksgiving dinner was eaten, the rabbi gave a very Christian-style prayer rather than a Jewish one. Granted he's a cool character with a mysterious past, but I didn't find him very convincing as a devout Jewish believer let alone the leader of a synagogue.

    There was no sex and minimal gore (mainly just references to pools of blood). There were a few uses of both explicit and "he cussed"-style bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable novel, especially to those who love dogs and mysteries.

    I received this Advanced Reader Copy of the book from the publisher for review purposes.
  2. Oregon
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This one will keep you on your toes!
    October 27, 2010
    Winda
    Oregon
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is the second book I have read by this author and it really keeps you attention and keeps you guessing. The characters are well defined and the interaction is crisp. I would recommend this book to anyone who is into suspense and mysteries.
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