I was in the mood for good cozy mysteries this month, and I embarked on a marvelous new series. Here’s my review of the first entry:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was in the mood for a good cozy mystery and remembered that author Kirsten Weiss had a new series. This is the first book, and I’m hooked.
Newly unemployed Maddy Kosloski has returned to her California home town, San Benedetto, and she’s commiserating with her girlfriends Harper and Adele. Adele is opening a tea room in the building she’s inherited … the other half of which houses the town’s paranormal museum. She convinces Maddy to run the museum while she’s looking for other work. The three go to the museum — and find a dead body!
Thus begins the tale that introduces us to some of the more interesting folks in Maddy’s town, like the Ladies’ Aid Society people who want the museum closed, and the hunky motorcycle shop owner, Mason, who lives above the museum. Oh, and GD (“Ghost Detecting”) Cat, who lives in the museum itself.
The characters make the story fun and keep you reading as Maddy tries to find out who not only killed the victim at the beginning of the book, but the truth about a long-cold case in the town — a case that involves a haunted photo in the museum.
I thought the book was fun and entertaining, and I’ve already started reading the second book in the series, Pressed to Death