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Addressed to Kill (A Postmistress Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – July 25, 2017
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Praise for the Postmistress Mysteries
“Make this mystery series your priority.”—Janet Cantrell, national bestselling author of the Fat Cat mysteries
“A first class first in what looks to be a wonderful new cozy series.”—Open Book Society
“This series is one I hope will continue for a long time.” —acupofteaandacozymystery.com
About the Author
Jean Flowers is the pseudonym for Camille Minichino, a longtime mystery writer who has published series with Berkley and Minotaur. Her Postmistress Mystery series includes Death Takes Priority and Cancelled by Murder.
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I would recommend this series to readers who follow cozy mysteries in particular. It takes place in a small town, has some romance but does not center around it, and has relatively few characters. These are not criticisms, but the pace matches its locale and history, and readers who enjoy relaxation when reading will especially love the series as much as I do. All of her series are worth reading, and if you enjoy this one, I would encourage readers to explore the others, too. The writing is always first-rate, and there is no disappointment anywhere in this author's work.
I was so happy to visit with Cassie Miller and her friends in North Ashcot, MA again. I really enjoy the town and the characters that inhabit it. As postmistress of the small town, Cassie is at the hub of activity. She is able to get to know everyone and a little bit of their lives as well. And as the town is rather small, the post office can also be used for other purposes. All of this really lends itself to a wonderful cozy series. Addressed to Kill is the third in this wonderful “Postmistress Mystery” series. Author Jean Flowers had found a fantastic setting and occupation for this first class cozy mystery. When I first heard what it was going to be about, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Seriously my post office is never this much fun and definitely (thank goodness) does not have this much intrigue. Luckily the author has developed a protagonist that will never be designated to the dead letter pile. Cassie is intelligent and fun and the cast of characters are terrific.
As Addresses to Kill begins, North Ashcot is preparing for Valentine’s day. Cassie of course is as busy as can be at the post office. A local band has had to move their practices to the community room at the post office. They are an odd group of intellects and local colorful citizens. As they prepare for the Valentine’s Day dinner and dance, Cassie sometimes comes in early enough to listen and see them leave. Things do not seem as cordial as she would have thought. One of the members is even upset because he is receiving hate mail. What is going on in their small town now? Later that same man, Professor Dennis Somerville is found shot dead at his home. Could this be related to all the burglaries happening? Could he have interrupted a burglar? When it does not look like that is the case, Cassie is pulled into another murder mystery and the evidence is all over the place.
Cassie feels that there are definitely clues to be found at the college and luckily (and not so luckily) she has been asked to give a talk to the class of one of the other band members that is also a professor. The only problem with that is Cassie is terrified to speak in public. After some serious thought and a bit of guilt for several reason, she finally agrees. Now she will have the chance to chat with some of the students, do a bit of searching and hopefully stumble upon some answers. At the same time of course Cassie is up to her gross accepted weight in work, helping friends and trying to get time with her boyfriend.
Addressed to Kill is another superior installment from author Jean Flowers. The characters are well developed and relatable. The setting is enjoyable and I would love to visit for a long stay. I love this storyline and think this is the best of the 3 books in the series. Although all three are fabulous. If you have not read the other two, you can still read this one as a stand-alone and have no problems. I cannot wait for the next book to be released. I am sure it will be too long for my enjoyment, but all good things come to those who wait. So that I will. The mystery is entertaining and with lots of red herrings and sideways moves, it was kept suspenseful. I had a clue who the killer was, but then of course was thrown for a loop. This is really one book that is a special delivery full of cozy goodness!
Another exciting visit with Cassie Miller at the North Ashcot Post Office.
Valentine’s Day is quickly coming and a local band, The Ashcots are using the community room at the Post Office to practice for their upcoming Valentine’s Day dinner/dance at the senior center. After practice ended Dennis Somerville a college professor, comes into the post office and asks Cassie to look into a couple pieces of hate mail that he had gotten which are evidently from students of his. She calmly tells him that based on what information he has given her about the letters there is nothing she or the post office can do. Later that day she gets a phone call from Sunni, the police chief, asking her to come to the police station as soon as she can. When Cassie get there, Sunni informs her that Somerville has been found shot to death in his home. Based on the post office receipt in his pocket, Sunni feels that Cassie might have been the last persons to see him alive and ask Cassie to relate his visit to the post office.
There have been a number of break-ins in the North Ashcot area and it's thought to be a robbery gone wrong. Cassie has been asked by Mercedes, another professor at the same school, to do a presentation to her class on the Victorian history of Post Office. Cassie feels a certain amount of remorse at not helping Somerville and feels that doing the presentation will give her an excuse to be on campus and do some investigation into Somerville’s murder. But Cassie will find out she needs to find the murderer before her life is canceled.
Another well-crafted mystery and an interesting look into the workings of the postal system. Also included are interesting stories from the post office.
I will be looking forward to reading the next book in this series.