Thursday, May 21, 2009

How did Molly Die?

The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow is a delight in mystery/suspense fiction from the first page. Have you ever imagined or dreamed of attending your own funeral as Tom Sawyer did?

Molly Marx is in the here-after attempting to understand how at the young age of 35 she arrived in this place. Her Jewish heritage does not give a broad scope for her to know her strange new powers or how to control them. She can view what is happening as an observer, but it warned never to make herself known except on the single occasion when it is vitally important for her peace and acceptance of her new status.

Molly's husband Barry, her daughter Annabel, her parents and twin sister Lucy, her best friend Brie and her true love Luke all must travel their own roads through life, which no longer includes her in their midst.

The narrative moves among three perspectives: what Molly sees happening after her death, her memories of her relationships with the people she loves, and the dark cloud that blocks the horizon as to the reason for her death. Was is an accident, suicide, or murder?

Molly cannot remember why she wrecked her bike and drowned in the Hudson River, nor how she ended up on the bank where her body was discovered.

The Late, Lamented Molly Marx has all the warmth of a family reunion, the joy and pain of daily relationships, and the discovery of who you really were as a person. Join Molly on her journey it is well-worth the price of the ticket.
The one fault I find with the book is the cover color, white is a poor choice for our electric world as it tends to bleed into the background. Against the sand of this blog white shows the strong elements.
You can learn more about Sally Koslow by visiting her website at htt:// Her titles are available from & other online booksellers, and in bookstores across the country.
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  1. This sounds like an interesting book. I'll look for it - I'd like t see how the author handles the three perspectives. Thanks.

    Straight From Hel

  2. This does sound like an interesting read. I was afraid at first that this might be too much of a Chick Novel for me. However, there is the possibility that this could stretch into some interesting themes. In a vague way this reminds me of the stylish TV show "Pushing Daisies" now sadly cancelled. But yeah, I'll try it.