Springtime in northern Michigan a picture perfect scene Until struggling mystery writer Emily Kincaid gets a visit from her foul weather friend Deputy Dolly, who frantically demands Emily s help Sandy Lake s receding waters have revealed a bullet pierced skull, along with a keepsake that could mean serious trouble for a man Dolly once loved As another set of bones surfSpringtime in northern Michigan a picture perfect scene Until struggling mystery writer Emily Kincaid gets a visit from her foul weather friend Deputy Dolly, who frantically demands Emily s help Sandy Lake s receding waters have revealed a bullet pierced skull, along with a keepsake that could mean serious trouble for a man Dolly once loved As another set of bones surfaces, Emily finds herself wading through Dolly s painful past, digging into Leetsville s dark history, and dodging threats from an outraged Odawa Indian who may be protecting than just sacred land Now, Emily and Dolly are deadset on solving the crime whether it breaks their hearts or costs them their lives Praise for Dead Dancing Women, the first Emily Kincaid Mystery Every woman who s ever struggled with saying no, fitting in, and balancing independence against loneliness will adore first timer Emily Kirkus
Dead Floating Lovers Springtime in northern Michigan a picture perfect scene Until struggling mystery writer Emily Kincaid gets a visit from her foul weather friend Deputy Dolly who frantically demands Emily s help Sandy
Emily Kincaid is a mystery writer ar at least, she would like to be. She's settled into a small town in Northern Michigan and loves it there. It's peaceful, it's beautiful, and it's away from her ex-husband.That all changes when her friend, Deputy Dolly Wakowski is sent to investigate the finding of some bones which turn out to be the bones of her husband who disappeared with an Indian girlfriend 13 years earlier. And then more bones are found presumably the girlfriend.The Indians are demandi [...]
3.5 stars. Irritated with Emily's relationship with her ex.
After the breakup of the marriage with her cheating husband, Emily Kincade moves up north. She buys a cabin in the woods and prepares to write "the great American novel". She finds it's not quite as easy as she thought. She meets, an becomes friends with the locals, especially Deputy Dolly Wakowski. In this episode, Dolly asks her for help in finding out who killed her husband, who had left her 13 years ago.
Still not loving this series and I have one more to go in the set of three I bought. Good thing they were cheap. I'm wandering off for awhile and may come back to it but right now there's just not enough to hold my interest.
Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read this book in return for my honest opinion.First let me say that I really wanted to love this book. It sounded so good. The characters were well written, I just didn't find them interesting. They were dull, the story never picked up, I kept waiting for the shoe to drop, for the A-ha moment. It didn't happen. I finished the book, but honestly, don't think I would read another in this series.
I read the first book and eagerly awaited this book, now I'm waiting for the third book!A story of a woman starting over, a story of friendships. Of course a story of murder.Well written
Simply not as good as the first in the series though the overreaching prose of the first book were tamed and the author's talent with words seemed less forced, less aimed to impress and more willing to let the story unfold. Characterization both flourished and floundered; the secondary characters grew more likeable with their added depth, especially Dolly and Harry, while Emily, the lead character grew increasingly unlikable and quite pathetic. I’m just not interested in doormats, especially s [...]
I picked this up off the shelf to have something to read while at lunch. The cover is wonderful--I love illustration. The title intriguing. Unfortunately, the story was not as good. That said, this did give me nice cozy little mystery with some sass.Emily Kincaid is a good character, as is her side-kick Dolly. She is a writer who keeps turning out someone else's stories accidentally. I found that interesting since I felt like I was reading one of the Stephanie Plumb series, only a little more ta [...]
BORING. (it really didn't need to be 324 pages!)Someone said Emily Kincaid was more Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew's creator) rather than Agatha Christie. Wrong. She's neither. She's just a dull tool in the mystery fiction shed.Dead Floating Lovers begins with a bone discovery at a lake of two lovers. One is, Chet, the ex-husband of Emily's sidekick, Deputy Dolly Wakowski. Dolly's a lost soul and Emily's a desperate-for-love wannabe sleuth without a clue. Both bumble along trying to piece a murder pu [...]
I'm intrigued. Not enraptured but intrigued enough to have gone to the library to check out the books that precede and follow this one in the series. The protagonist, Emily, is an Ann Arbor transplant to the northern lower peninsula. You may have to live in Michigan to understand that. She was a journalist and moved after her husband played around one too many times. She is not over him. Emily is trying to sell a novel but seems to be stuck in a derivative rut. Her plots have all been done befor [...]
Buzzelli's second mystery leaves the reader wondering why she finished reading it. Heroine Emily Kincaid annoys more than she appeals, and the help of secondary characters like Deputy Dolly Wakowski and Crazy Harry does little to save Emily from herself.Also tedious are the constant references to Dead Dancing Women, Kincaid's first book, as an unpublished novel in the process of submission and Kincaid's frankly unbelievable habit of unknowingly rewriting famous movies as novels.Sadly, Buzzelli p [...]
Second in a new mystery series-story line quickly follows the first. Set in upper Michigan somewhere near Traverse City the book is full of local atmosphere and the beauty and also the isolation of the area. The characters seem less eccentric and more believable than in the first of the series-with the character of Deputy Dolly given more background as this plot centers around her and the husband who disappeared 13 years before. The basic crime plot is all too sadly believable. Well written with [...]
"Dead Floating Lovers" is a cozy mystery with a distinctly literary edge. The sleuths are a mismatched pair from "up north" Michigan - Emily, a sad sack who can't sell her novels, pay her bills, or say no to her obnoxious user of an ex-husband; and Deputy Dolly Wakowski, equally wounded but better at hiding it. The mystery, involving the murder of Dolly's long-missing husband and his Native American girlfriend, unfolds in a straight-forward manner without any shocking surprises. The complexity o [...]
Deputy Delores (Dolly) Flynn is in trouble. A body's been found in the local lake and the dog tags her husband gave her for a wedding present are on the scene. Emily Kincaid, frustrated mystery writer and our narrator, was on the scene.But the dog tags were found on a set of female bones. Bones that Dolly thinks might be of the woman she last saw her husband with. Chet, her husband, is also a skeleton and is found nearby.Emily and Dolly will need to find out who killed Chet and the other woman b [...]
Went a bit better than the first in this series, but I'm still not sure about this author's writing style. It just doesn't seem to flow quite right. The characters are unusual and interesting. The lead character still has me on the fence - I'm still not sure about her. She seems almost ditsy in this book. She's an appalling dog owner, though well intended. No concept of how to train or discipline a puppy; but she does love him and generally treats him well (though she leaves him alone and tied u [...]
Aspiring writer Emily is living in northern Michigan, but is still in thrall to her manipulative ex-husband Jackson. Her friend deputy Dolly Wakowski confides that she thinks the bones recently discovered nearby are connected to her husband Chet, who disappeared years ago. When Emily joins Dolly in the investigation, she is threatened by members of a Native American group that runs a nearby casino. For a former urbanite and reporter, Emily is rather naive--even Dolly can see through Jackson-- bu [...]
Nice Michigan mystery series
Didn't hold my interest enough to keep on reading
Love the description of northern Michigan, the mystery and motivations don’t quite make sense if you think too hard about it, but enough to entertain.
I am enjoying this series.
This novel was beautifully written, and the author's knowledge of ancient Indian rituals was amazing. The ending was lovely.
This was MUCH better - much faster-paced, more interesting - than the first one. I think I'll try her others. And I would REALLY like to know where her mushroom hunting-grounds are!