Death of a Mad Hatter (A Hat Shop Mystery) - Jenn McKinlay

The plot was quite good, but it was overshadowed by the schmaltzy, almost forced, romantic tension between the MC and the token hunky guy.   I thought the investigation was a little far-fetched, (let's visit a funeral home to find clues!)  but overall, I enjoyed it.


The only big gripe I have is the dialogue and vernacular between characters.  I'm sorry, but you can't insert things like "codswallop" into a person's dialogue and expect that will make them sound British.  And, in this book, it doesn't.  The British people sound like they're more American than the American is.  It just puts me off, more so than the MC's immaturity, the love-triangle-that-isn't and the cheesy will-they-or-won't-they romance.