Saturday, March 9, 2019

Weekend Book Reviews

Burglars and Blintzes by Morgan C. Talbot is the second book in the Moorehaven Mystery series.  Pippa is busy with the last of the season's guests at her mystery author bed and breakfast.  When a skeleton is uncovered with Spanish gold, treasure hunters flock to the town.  When one of her guests is found dead, Pippa blames herself and sets out to solve the mystery.  This series is on the more serious side for a cozy mystery.  I love the quotes at the beginning of each chapter, and the setting and characters make me wish I was a guest at the B&B. I look forward to many more books in this series. 

The third book in the Cat Lady Mystery series by Linda Reilly is Claws for Celebration.  Christmas is near in the town of Whisper Jog, and that means it is time for the annual cookie contest.  Lara and her aunt Fran, who run the High Cliff Cat Shelter, take time out to attend.  When one of the judges dies under suspicious circumstances, Lara's friend's mother is the prime suspect.  Lara finds a strange thirty year old letter in an old library book.  The two mysteries have her puzzled, and they kept me guessing until the end.  I enjoy the cat theme of this series.  I am curious to see how the story line continues to develop over the next few books. 

Killer Classics by Kym Roberts is the fifth book in the Book Barn Mystery series.  Charli helps run the family book store, and she keeps a close tab on the choices for the book club.  When an author uses the town and its residents as inspiration for a novel, no one expects it to mimic real life.  Charli's friend, Sugar, is the main suspect when her rival is found murdered.  Charli juggles the mystery and her pet armadillo's new boyfriend.  This book has several side plots that keep the story moving along.  This is a nice addition to the series. 

disclosure:  I received these e-books through NetGalley but was not otherwise compensated for these reviews.  All opinions are my own!

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