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Murder Bites: Cozy Mystery (Country Cottage Mysteries Book 5) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07Z7DT9R1
- Publisher : Hollis Thatcher Press, LTD. (January 30, 2020)
- Publication date : January 30, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3059 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 206 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #68,889 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When a slogan for an internet matchmaking service is “romance on demand”, what can you really expect? I doubt Bizzy expected to find another dead body at her inn. I am sure cradling the gun in her hand next to the deceased when the detective came on the scene was the very last thing she expected. I don’t know who to feel sorrier for… Jasper for having to investigate the murder with his girlfriend as the presumed suspect or Bizzy for interfering in her boyfriend’s investigation to try and prove her innocence. The authors have such awesome imaginations to dream up all these crazy situations and delightfully entertaining cast of characters. Pretty soon, I am going to have to create a flow chart to keep all the people’s connections straight in my mind. Ha-ha. Bizzy has some weird and zany familiar connections. That is an absolute truth. The authors introduce us to a new animal character in each story. They are always so adorable and just stir up all kinds of warm fuzzies in me. This story introduces Cinnamon, a coffee-colored curly-haired labradoodle pup, the runt out of the litter.
I do not like reviews which include spoilers, so, you won’t find any here. What I will say is that this story was an entertaining, clean, fun, and easy read. It is weird, but in an extremely entertaining way. If you enjoy reading a story interlaced with solving a murder, romance in every corner with a lot of drama and angst peppered throughout, then I highly recommend this book to you.
Recipe included: Country Cottage Café Raspberry Cheesecake Bites
This is the fifth book in the Country Cottage Mysteries by Addison Moore and Bellamy Bloom.
Was this an entertaining and mad cap adventure? Yes. In some ways this was a good read. Decent. The characters are likable and fun to follow. The over-the-top-ness of it all does have its appeal for some. But in my cozy mysteries, I want to follow along with the search for the killer. And this does happen to a point. I want to be a part of the fun and in on the search. Bizzy’s mind reading super power kinda puts the kibosh on the whole cozy whodunit concept, in my opinion.
The characters in this book do a few things I would never recommend. First, the main character, Bizzy, who is familiar with dead bodies since she has solved a few murders in her day, actually picked up the murder weapon and put her fingerprints all over it. Rookie move, if you ask me. If she had been psychic, maybe she would have “known” to steer clear of a wayward gun lying on the ground. Or just using her common sense gene would have been nice enough.
The second thing I find a little odd is the fact that Bizzy can always read someone’s mind; be them animal or human. I would find this a little more believable if her mind reading had a bit of static in the connection or sometimes she hears the wrong thing instead of what the person really means. Even really good psychics are never 100 percent accurate and I would think Bizzy’s ability would fall into that realm as well. I couldn’t suspend my disbelief enough when she quickly ascertained what was going on almost from the beginning. It kinda makes a book like this one you want to set aside since the main premise of a cozy is to solve the mystery along with the protagonist. To me, the mind reading bit is like cheating.
Overall an okay read. Decent. Fun to follow if you just want to meet with the characters and see what they are up to. If you really want a solid mystery to follow, you might want to look elsewhere.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from the author via Booksprout in exchange for an honest review.
I like the pace of the book, all the red herrings, a bit of humor, and easy reading style. Story is not bogged down with too many unnecessary esthetic details or background on characters. Just enough description of places and things to set the picture and just enough back story on characters to keep you interested and to help the reader understand the dynamics of the that's relationship. I'm not a fan of writers who add too much details to things or people when it isn't pertinent to the story or to help move the story along. Luckily this author doesn't waste the readers time with such things.
The story was entertaining enough and not too complicated. The telepathic element of our protagonist's trait was a nice touch. What I also found pleasing is that this book is a 5th in a series but can certainly be read as a standalone. The bonus of course is the recipe at the end the book for the mini-cheesecake bites that were mentioned in the story.