Saturday, July 25, 2020

Cabs, Cakes, and Corpses

I stumbled upon this cozy mystery through one of the emails I receive with deals and freebies each day.   I am so happy I found it as Jennifer Joy does a wonderful job of combining a cozy mystery with a travel novel.

Her descriptions of Banos, Ecuador make me want to hop on a plane and travel there right now.  Her prose describes the waterfalls and cane fields with such detail you cannot help but see yourself right there along with the protagonist, Jessica James. 

She also does a wonderful job of setting the stage for a cross between excitement and fear for a first time international traveler.  It is a realistic representation of how someone not accustomed to travel overseas could find themselves with a certain amount of trepidation and homesickness. 

All this is intermingled with a charming and believable cozy mystery.  Plus throw in some humor and Latin hunks and you have a quirky and fun book.   I cannot wait to catch up with this series and see where Jessica's adventures take her going forward.

This is a great easy escape read if you are looking for a fun book to take your mind off things.

Cabs, Cakes, and Corpses (Murder on the Equator #1)Cabs, Cakes, and Corpses by Jennifer Joy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Enjoyable read with wonderful scenic descriptions

This book is set in Ecuador and the author does a fabulous job of describing the scenery, culture and characters in the book. You can absolutely feel Jessica's emotions about being in a foreign country and experiencing international travel for the first time. The characters are endearing and I cannot wait to read more about their adventures

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:
  1. Literary Escapes-  Ecuador
  2. Around the Year in 52 Books- #7 set in Southern Hemisphere
  3. Cravings for a Cozy and Cloak and  Dagger #CloakDaggerChal : Book  60
  4. Cruising through cozies -  Travel #2
  5. Medical Examiner-  2 Toe Tag 
  6. Six Shooter- new target
  7. 2020 TBR  #2020TBRReadingChallenge #16 S. America
  8. Monthly Motif   #MonthlyMotifGXO-  around or out of this world-  set in Ecuador 

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