I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Written into the Grave (Country Gift Shop #3)
Grand Prize: Murder! (Country Gift Shop #2) by Vivian Conroy
on January 1st 1970
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
When death comes to town
Inviting the bestselling cozy crime author Bella Brookes to town is going to be the best business move Vicky Simmons has made yet. Not only is Bella going to sign her books to kick off Glen Cove’s annual One-Mile Book Market, but she’s also running her famous scavenger hunt right in town. That’s sure to win over the townsfolk!
All is going to plan until a dead body is discovered, drawing Vicky straight to the scene of the crime. After the last murder Vicky had vowed to stay out of Sheriff Cash’s way, but when death comes to town she finds herself embroiled in the investigation. She’s racing against time to uncover the murderer…but can there really be a second devious killer in Glen Cove? Vicky will stop at nothing to get to the truth.
Look out for more of Vicky’s adventures in WRITTEN INTO THE GRAVE, coming soon!
This is a series of cozies by Vivian Conroy but I was able to read this as a stand alone, that is important to me when selecting series books, especially cozies because they usually are series. I found that this story had everything that I look for in a cozy, great quaint setting, quirky and lovable characters and a good solid story line and mystery and a nice inviting cover. Vicki was a good amateur sleuth piecing together the various clues. I found myself falling for a few of the red herrings in the book, again another good quality of a cozy to me is when I fall for some of the red herrings. The author is a good story teller and this book is fast paced, enjoyable to read with a good whodunit. The opening chapter of the book was a refresher of the events of the previous book in the series which I thought was very helpful. If you read the previous book it refreshed your memory on some of the background and if you did not read the previous book and wanted to it gave a nice background to the book without any spoilers at all.
I enjoyed this cozy, it was a fast paced solid murder mystery with a good female lead character/sleuth.