Death and Jelly by Cara Doll
Published by Lulu.com on August 22, 2014
Genres: Young Adult
Format: ebook (PDF)
Source: Goddess Fish Promotions
Violett wasn’t good at meeting people. Then she met him. Markus wasn’t good at not killing people. Then he met her.
Several hours after the tepid sunset, Bach, the paintmaker, and Gian, the professor of history, appeared together at the painter’s door. In his satchel, Bach carried three bottles of wine. In Gian’s satchel, was a thicket of papers he was likely to begin grading at the table while the meal was still in front of him.
Markus led them to the dining room where supper had already been set out.
As they sat, Bach eyed the painter ominously. “Hello…there.”
“Yes, hello,” Gian repeated, less ominously, already distracted by something in his bag.
Bach emptied his satchel onto the table. The wine bottles rolled until each one precisely stopped at a diner’s plate.
Markus righted his bottle. “What is it?” He asked impatiently.
Bach smiled. “Well, Gian and I were talking on the way here. We were wondering how long it’s been.”
“How long it’s been since what?” Markus asked, though he knew already.
“Certainly that girl in Lisbon wasn’t the last,” Bach chided with a barely disguised smirk. “That was months ago.”
Gian looked up from his bag to scowl at Markus. “That was the worst vacation of my life. I couldn’t get that…smell out of my bathrobe. I had to throw it out.”
“So many casualties…” The words slithered from Bach’s mouth like a snake—a snake that withered and died under the painter’s glare.
“I didn’t kill her.” Markus snatched the corkscrew off the table. “She just died.”
Bach and Gian shared an eye roll as the painter stabbed the cork with unintentional vehemence.
*Copy received via Goddess Fish Promotions in exchange for an honest review.*
Wow. This was such a great story. I loved the characters. Their dialogues made me laugh a lot. The story’s plot actually went somewhere and the ending was awesome! I started reading the book with low expectations but it totally pulled me in! Overall, this was an engaging story with intriguing characters and quirky dialogue. Love, love, loved it!
Cara Doll lives in Austin, Texas.
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