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Death at Dinner (Cassie Pengear Mysteries) (Volume 2) Paperback – February 6, 2015
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Jody McGrath's review Sep 09, 2016 · edit
really liked it
Read from September 04 to 09, 2016
* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *
This is a bundle of the first three books in the Cassie Pengear Steampunk Historical Mystery series. These are all cozy type mysteries.
The first book took place at a carnival and had Cassie, her landlady, and her land lady's nephew watching a cowboy show where the volunteer was shot and killed. Cassie has a way of getting herself embroiled into the mystery. I had a few problems with this one. First, it seemed like I was starting a series midway instead of the first book. They spoke of Cassie solving crimes before and how she was a thorn in many of the Scotland Yard detectives' sides. But, no, I looked. This was book one. It was very confusing. Also there was very little steampunk in this one. They mentioned a few steam engines and so forth, but it seemed like an after thought. The mystery was also very easy to solve. Very easy.
The second book was much better. In this book Cassie is filling in as a waitress at a dinner party, when one of the guest drop dead. Cassie is a curious sort, so of course she pokes around. When they think it was perhaps the cook that killed him, Cassie must snoop to prove her innocence. This one had a little more steampunk, but not a lot. The story was good and the characters were great. Once again, the mystery was pretty easy. Not as easy as the first one, but any avid mystery reader will figure it out pretty quickly.
The third and last book in the trio was Stabbing Set With Sapphires. It was my favorite of the three. Things got much more steampunk and I was really interested in that aspect of the book. Before it had just been an afterthought. In this book she brought it much more to the surface and it was fascinating. In this book, Cassie is working as a typist, her actual profession, for a jewelry store. There are robberies and murder and a possible kidnapping! The mystery was much stronger in this book.
Overall, I really enjoyed these books. It was nice that they got better as you went through them. Cassie was a smart and likable protagonist and the other characters were fully realized. I did think the they had tea and sweets an awful lot though. Always with the tea a sweets. How did anything get done with all the drinking and then of course getting rid of the drink? It was a little nuts with the tea. Besides that, I would definitely recommend these books to mystery lovers!