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About the book. A nice easy cozy that's clean and easy to read. I'm assuming the characters will be fleshed out as the series continues and I'm ok with that. I could get a pretty good picture of the boardwalk where much of the story takes place. I'm looking forward to the book in this series and hope it will be a Kindle Unlimited selection.
is the quaint town where Roxanne Bloom
( Roxie ) spent her summer with her Aunt
Maxine Bloom ( Aunt Maxi ) when she was
Now Roxie is returning to live and start a
business. She needs to start a new life after
a nasty divorce plus leaving her job as an
attorney. She will now take on being a barista
and pastry chef.
On the new renovated lakefront boardwalk,
Roxie opens a coffee shop called The Beanhive.
It is the only shop of it's kind there. The shop is
up and running for Honey Festival held by the
town each spring.
Roxie discovers that the head contractor of
the company doing the renovations is an old
friend and former crush, Patrick Cane. Will
these two connect again??
Then murder muddles the waters. The local
bookstore, the Crooked Cat proprietor is
found dead. Was it something she ate from
the Beanhive or was Aunt Maxi involved.
Roxie decides to investigate to clear both
the store name and prove her Aunt Maxi
You will meet Pepper, the silver schnauzer
that has adopted Roxie and Sassy, a poodle
that has taken a liking to a Patrick.
The characters are colorful, well developed,
vivid, quirky and so likable. The setting makes
you feel right at home. Many suspects to
eliminate make this a good mystery.
I highly recommend this book.
Honey Springs is on the verge of reopening their boardwalk area to locals and out of town visitors. The Bean Hive, Roxie's coffeehouse, is in a prime spot right on the boardwalk. Roxie couldn't be happier.
Until Alexis Roarke, owner of the Crooked Cat Bookstore, is found dead. By Roxie, no less. And who quickly becomes the main suspect? Aunt Maxi. So now Roxie has to use her sleuthing skills she'd learned in law school to track down the killer to get her aunt off the hook.
I loved this book! Mrs. Kappes has a talent for getting her readers to absolutely fall in love with her characters. It is so easy to fall right into their lives. They feel like your friends. And you definitely feel that way about the citizens of Honey Springs.
I try to guess the killer before he/she is revealed at the end. I was trying to make what I thought was the least likely person, the guilty party. Everything they said/did I was all, "Mmmm-hmmm. That's because you're a killer." And, "That's suspicious activity, because you're a KILLER!" lol! But I was so very wrong. The killer was a complete surprise to me. I love that.
I definitely recommend this book. It's a page turner, for sure. :)
Scene of the Grind follows this successful route. We meet Roxy, a smart lawyer who has returned to her Aunt's home. She left behind a divorce and her practice determined to successfully operate a coffee shop. The dead body doesn't even slow her down!
I had a fun time with this book. Fun is why I choose to read cozy mysteries. They have a down home feel combined with a generous sprinkling of comedy and a bit of colorful language, no not adult language. The country sayings that bring a smile to your face. The mystery is almost a secondary, minor, player for me. Though Ms Kappes did throw me off the scent a time or two, horrifying me with one suspect.
The book is a clean read, one you can feel good about sharing with anyone. I am looking forward to more adventures with Roxy and the gang in Honey Springs, Kentucky.
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It took a moment for me to get really into the story as the beginning is a bit slow while we learn about Roxy, her...Read more