Saturday, 21 May 2016

Hook, Line and Stinker (A Lily Thistle Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Maggie West

Publisher's Information
Teaching fifth graders might be a pain, but it's nothing compared to clearing your name. 

When grade school teacher Lily Thistle finds the body of a local womanizing garbage man washed up on the beach in her new town, she becomes suspect number one. Can this teacher turned amateur sleuth narrow down who wanted him dead and get the hot chief of police to recognize her as something other than a murder suspect? 

This culinary cozy mystery includes two recipes: Rose's Marionberry Muffins and Whiskey-laced Chocolate Chunks. 

This book is a clean read.

Review 
A light hearted and fast paced cosy mystery. 
The one thing that worries Lily Thistle after she finds a dead body on her morning walk, isn't that there's a murderer loose in her little town but that she is going to be late for work on her first day because of it.
She doesn't realise that her presence at the murder scene automatically makes her a suspect and so she decides to move the investigation along in a direction away from her and towards the real killer. Most of her investigating takes the form of participating in local gossip and finding out what the locals know and then passing that information along to the handsome CoP. in charge. 
Her investigative technique proves quite successful in that the townspeople open up to a fellow gossiper much more quickly than they would to the police and it isn't long before Lily has the mystery solved which clears her name and means she can finally go out on a real date with the chief of police. 

This light hearted first in the series introduced me to a town full of interesting characters and I look forward to Lily's future investigations.

Hook Line and Stinker is available in Kindle format from Amazon

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.


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