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Death of a Scavenger (Juniper Grove Cozy Mystery Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- Book 2 of 11 in Juniper Grove Cozy Mystery
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- Publication Date : July 20, 2017
- File Size : 3930 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 174 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B0744DPLZD
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #53,660 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The woman was hated by many dating back to the old days in high school. Six old "friends" apparently shared some secret un-pleasantries and unrequited love back in the day and never graduated beyond those emotional experiences. One of them turns up dead after wreaking havoc on her old "friends" and those she viewed as enemies to her new business. One particular enemy turns out to be a friend (Holly of Holly's Sweets) of mystery writer Rachel Stowe and her older neighbor Julia. The lies the victim told to get her enemies investigated now threaten to frame Holly for her murder - along with the rest of the old friends. The scavenger hunt clue which implicates Holly because it's found in a pocket of her backpack causes her and her family grief. Rachel and Julia to the rescue much to Sheriff Gilroy's consternation - especially when Rachel loses her cool and berates him in her frustration!
Regretting her actions, she admits to herself that she's falling for him, and that makes her even more antagonized. Plus Julia and Holly relentlessly insist the sheriff is interested in her and compel her to do something about it. She's not convinced he even likes her and refuses to do anything except get flustered like a teenager in his presence.
The process is always entertaining and the crime finds its criminal although there seems to be more than one with these former "friends". The satisfying conclusion includes a leading conversation between Rachel and the sheriff and turns out just right.
Karin creates unique stories with good writing and solid characters. We're drawn to Rachel's self-deprecating thoughts of herself and her attraction to the sheriff, her former painful relationship stunting her actions and positive approach to any possibility with him. If you love cozy mysteries, you'll love Karin's work. A quick read, Death of A Scavenger is a good second novel in the Juniper Grove Mystery Series.
When a key piece of evidence is found in Holly’s bag, Rachel is having none of it. Her friend is no murderer, but innocent people can be prosecuted. Nothing is sacred. Everybody knows everybody else, including their history. Maureen Nicholson is found murdered, people are more surprised that it didn’t happen earlier as Rachel learns with a little help of her friends and the Police Chief James Gilroy. Secrets come out. The woman was mean to the core.
This is book 2 of the Juniper Grove Mystery series. I enjoyed Death of a Scavenger by Karin Kaufman. It is a cozy murder mystery. The murder and violence take place off stage. It has corky characters that you want as your friends.
Not only did I enjoy the mystery, but the descriptions of the town, in late October , were rich, cozy and made me long for autumn, hot chocolate, sweaters and of course, some of Holly s scones and cream puffs!
I'm a fan of the series and can't wait for the next book!
in their annual October scavenger hunt which is brought to a halt when the body of a rather unpopular
resident is discovered. One of Rachel's closest friends is suspected and, of course, Rachel and Julia
proceed to solve the mystery. I'm hoping books 4 and 5 come out in paperback soon because I'm
ready to order both.
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My favourite addition to the cast of characters is Gina, a grey-dreadlocked lady with mobility issues who lives in a brightly-painted house.
Clues and diversions abound, along with more conflict with the ever-patient Chief Gilroy, and again Rachel plays a key part in solving the mystery.
The Juniper Grove novels are short, quick reads. They’re clean and not too intense – perfect for those times when you don’t want anything too heavy. That said, the characters always leave you with something to think about, even if it’s just the challenge to be kinder to someone who’s marginalized like Gina.