I had the best weekend of reading!! Three super good cozies that you “OTTER” be reading:
Zoe Donovan is one of my favorite cozy series. Kathi Daley does such a good job with the characters and all the little details that make them seem like real people instead of just characters in a book. In this one, Zoe has to contend with the death of the local cat lady who may have had some big secrets!! Zoe must also keep her new fiance’ out of the clutches of the ladies at the charity bachelor auction! If all that’s not enough, there are rescue animals and bears in the dumpsters; I like the way Zoe deals with these things in a believable way. The mystery fooled me (as usual!!) and I was enthralled til the very last page. I was given a copy of this book-the review is my own opinion.
TJ Jensen is a new series for Kathi Daley. In this one, TJ finds the body of her elderly friend and then must untangle a mystery that stretches back decades. There are quite a few characters but they are sorted out quickly with not much confusion about who is who. The town is so inviting-lots of quirky as we expect from Kathi! I liked TJ as a character and the way she was so believable in the way she approached the mystery while still grieving for her friend and dealing with own home life. The hunky Deputy could have been just another pretty face but he has some depth and a back story that was unexpected-I can’t wait to see how this romance plays out. As always, Kathi gives the reader well written characters, realistic situations and a good little puzzle of a murder mystery. I’m looking forward to many more with TJ!!
Oh, what to say about this one!! Emily Castles is one of the best cozy series I have read this year. I know I say that about a lot of books 😉 but this book blew me away! It wasn’t overwrought or violent/gory or even funny ha ha hysterical. It was all so civilized and low-key and the psychic dogs were perfect!! The human characters were eccentric in the best possible ways and Emily was a treat.
She is called upon to act as a “future crimes investigator” at a scientific/paranormal Belief and Beyond conference. The twist is a famous magician is offering a $50,000 prize to anyone who can prove the paranormal exists. When a vision of a drowning at the conference becomes a real possibility, Emily tries to put the clues together before it’s too late. Add in several very engrossing sub plots and I was up way too late reading this book!