- File Size: 1987 KB
- Print Length: 219 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Books Leaving Footprints (December 26, 2017)
- Publication Date: December 26, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0773H7P8W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,251 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dead Mule Swamp Druggist (Anastasia Raven Mysteries Book 5) Kindle Edition
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One of the most interesting aspects of these mysteries is the revelation of small town foibles…not all is as peaceful or gentile as it appears…ever! Secrets abound, and seem to multiply, until one can’t believe the layers of lies that simmer beneath the supposed peace of this lovely community.
I have to say that the small town and vibrant characters created by Joan H. Young attract me as much as the storyline, because they are so well-drawn I feel as if I have lived in this beautiful part of the country as neighbors to them all.
Rather than recap the plot – which was admittedly delightful and complex, and definitely not one for “guessing whodunnit” in advance – I would like to recount some of my favorite aspects of the story.
I love that the main character, Ana, is so strong. She’s smart, down-to-earth, and a no-nonsense lady who isn’t afraid to follow her instincts. Her previous excursions as an amateur detective have led her to the new job she holds as a news reporter. And this gives me hope that she’ll be involved in many more mysteries to come!
Ana’s friends, Cora is one of my favorites – with her braids and denim overalls, her sharp wit and historical knowledge, she’s a great addition to Ana’s life.
Cherry Hill is a community in which I’d feel comfortable living. I love that nature is so important in the story, that we “get to” go for walks with Ana in the beautiful trails that snake around the plentiful rivers and lakes, and that autumn is so beautifully portrayed. I felt the brisk air on my skin, reveled in the gold leaves piling up in the woods, and imagined the placid surface of the nearby waters.
Ana’s home is also a familiar and well-depicted dwelling. I’d love to live there, on the cusp of the swamp, with no neighbors with whom to contend!
Once again, I’m now trying to wait patiently for the next book in the series. Thank you, Ms. Young, for this enjoyable cozy mystery.
Highly recommended by Aaron Paul Lazar, award-winning author.
Where will the clues lead Ana Raven and how will she get access to the clues that might solve the mystery?
I read the book first, free as a beta reader, but happily re-read it when it was published, because there are a lot of names and relationships to get right.
Did the druggist have a grudge against all these victims? Was an affair involved, a scorned lover or was it money? Who else might die before the mystery is solved? Will you crack the case before Ana?
I believe this might be Joan H Young's best book to date. If you enjoy the Miss Marple books or the Cat Who series or any modern day cozy mysteries, then grab a blanket, a warm beverage and a comfortable chair, because once started, it's difficult to put down.