The Corpse Wore Stilettos by MJ O’Neill

Dear Fellow Reader,

Have you seen those tee shirts that say, “So many books, so little time”? That is the way I feel. I have so many books that I want to read and I just can’t get them all in. What a wonderful problem to have, right? And to think that there are more books coming out each week. The opportunities abound.

I know that they say the parents are the child’s influence as readers. What a wonderful thing that is if it is true. To think that by just sharing books, we can foster a love of learning, adventure, compassion and kindness. So many truly wonderful things can be learned from reading books. What lifelong joy we can add to our children’s lives. And to make it even better, we can all read things that appeal to us and help us develop. We don’t all have to read the same thing. Some of us love biographies, some love stories about love, some science fiction but we can all be bound by the incredible amount of learning we do through reading.

While I do read a lot, I do take breaks occasionally. Sometimes, I have read so much that I need to find a different use for any time I have. It is easy these days to switch to some mindless entertainment. Which I am not opposed to. Sometimes playing a game on my phone is what my mind needs to re-group.

But I also find with my reading that I need to take a break in the type of books I read. After I have done a stretch of books that might have “heavier” topics, I need a book that I can quickly read and enjoy. A book that will tell me a story that I might not remember forever but will give me something to smile about and clear out the other subjects.

Do you ever feel that way?

If you do, perhaps I have a mind-clearing book for you. Or perhaps you like lighter fiction. I know people who just want to read something to get their mind off their lives. That they deal with serious matters all day and at night want something light and enjoyable.

I will admit that the title of this one, places the book in a certain genre in my mind. But don’t be completely taken in by the title. It is better than the title suggests.



The Corpse Wore Stilettos by M J O’Neill is worth a look. I expected it to be a lightweight book. It was better than I expected. (My apologies to Ms. O’Neill) While it does have some elements of some more lightweight fiction I have read, the story was better. Yes, there are fashion references, (which I think can sometimes be a bit airheaded) the plot had a bit more meat to it. There is a handsome guy trying to solve the crime but the plot stands without depending upon beautiful woman and her attraction to the guy. The plot has several twists and turns that make the book much more interesting. Even better, while it is on one level resolved by the end, there is still a mystery there. I liked that.

So, depending upon what you are looking for, I think that The Corpse Wore Stilettos could fill the bill for you. I enjoyed it more than I expected to and am glad I read it. Oh, and I did receive a copy of the book in return for a review.

Thanks for reading!

About Carol Early Cooney

I love to read. I love to share my thoughts on books and hope to hear what you think also. Looking to see what books I read beyond those I write about? Check out my Goodreads!
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