Welcome to Sue's Book Reviews
Over the years I have read many books. Some become favourites I read time and time again. Others strike me as a definite to add to my favourite list.
I decided to review some of these books in the hope that others may enjoy them as I have.
The reviews below reflect only my own thoughts on these novels.
Happy reading!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sunshine Boulevard by J.Q. Rose

Title:               Sunshine Boulevard

Author:          J.Q. Rose

Publisher:     MuseItUp Publishing

Pages:           63 pages

Genre:           Light hearted mystery with a touch of romance

Available:     March 2011

Who or what is killing the seniors on Sunshine Boulevard?
Sorry to take this straight from the book’s blurb, but it explains the plot so perfectly. The residents of Sunshine Boulevard migrate south for the winter to the sunshine of Florida. Hence their name “snowbirds”.
Only the seniors are dying. None of the surrounding neighborhoods have any problems. The residents try to continue with their lives, but the bodies are found in an unexplained state of decomposition, not to mention the awful smell. Who or what is responsible for the deaths?
Behind the mystery of the murders, community life goes on with intrigues, secrets and illicit liaisons. This is where the humor and lightness threads through the story. It also brings normality to the tale of death, creating a real world as a backdrop.
Sunshine Boulevard starts light heartedly. Then the first death occurs. So what, I hear you say. The trailer park is full of seniors, death happens when you get old. True, but you expect to have a recognizable body to bury. One death could be an accident, but several bodies in the same state stretch the credibility of death by natural causes. 
This story blends humor with mystery and death very cleverly, making it a book I had to keep reading. Even after I found out the answer to the above question, I was still hooked and had to read on to find out what happened next. 
I would like to compliment Ms Rose for writing a book which is extremely pleasant to read, but grabs the attention at the same time.


  1. Sue, I had to laugh out loud when you stated "So what, I hear you say. The trailer park is full of seniors, death happens when you get old." This is one of the comments I get when I begin to tell about my story. You handled this so well in your review. I don't know how to explain "light-hearted horror" but you helped me with that. I call it horror with humor. Thanks so much for taking the time to read Sunshine Boulevard and for the review.

  2. This is a really fun story, even if it is about people dying. :-) Best of Luck, JQ!

  3. I love this review! Very clever and enticing to read. I love humor and horror and I'm glad to see someone put them together with such success. Congrats on the review!

    Karen Cote

  4. This is book I'm dying to read, no pun intended. Can't wait.

  5. Congrats JQ on a great review. Death is hard to be upbeat about and horror with humor sums it up just great. Excellently-written review Sue Perkins!