Sunday, March 29, 2020

Weekend Book Reviews

Last Licks by Cynthia Baxter is the third book in the Lickety Splits Mystery series.  Kate, owner of Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe, is thrilled when a movie crew wants to use her shop to film a scene.  When the rising starlet in the scene dies in the shop, Kate sets out to solve the murder and save her shop's reputation.  This is a fun series both with the setting and the characters.  There are several twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end.  I look forward to more from this light-hearted series.

The eighth book in the Sarah W Garage Sale Mystery series by Sherry Harris is Sell Low, Sweet Harriet.  Sarah is happy to be contracted to do an estate sale for a couple who recently died.  She learns they were former CIA which intrigues her.  The job turns mysterious when the house is broken into and Sarah discovers a hidden camera.  She is also asked to help investigate a murder on the base.  This book was full of action and some twists and turns.  This series gets better with each book, and I am already looking forward to the next one!

There's a Murder Afoot by Vicki Delany is the fifth book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series.  Gemma and her friends are in London for a Sherlock Holmes convention.  What is supposed to be a fun vacation turns into a murder investigation.  Gemma discovers she has an uncle she knew nothing about.  The uncle is found dead in a coat closet with Gemma's dad who is the prime suspect.  Gemma and her friends begin their own investigation to clear her father's name.  I enjoy this series although it takes a bit to warm up to Gemma.  Her character is curt and condescending at best.  The supporting characters help soften the mood and bring the entire book together.

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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