Friday, April 16, 2021

Toasting Up Trouble

I selected this cozy by Linda Wiken because it was a book set in Vermont and I had noted that one of the main characters was named Connor.  This provided a book for a prompt to select a book with a male family member as a character.   I lucked into finding an enjoyable new cozy series that I plan to read more of in the future.   I liked the event planning business that was the occupation of the main character, JJ and her friend/boss Skye.  There are some wonderful subplots in the book and the mystery itself is well developed and has a surprising ending.  Lots of suspects that seem feasible and the elimination process is realistic and logical.  If you are a foodie you will enjoy reading about the Culinary Capers group that JJ belongs to and the dinner parties they host.  

All in all an enjoyable book with more in the series to explore

Toasting Up TroubleToasting Up Trouble by Linda Wiken
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

good solid cozy with a slightly different lean where the MC works with a PI to solve the mystery. Wiken does a good job of slowly revealing clues and character backgrounds to build suspense and help conceal the identity of the guilty party. looking forward to reading more in the series

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #43
  2. Literary Escapes  #LiteraryEscapes  VT
  3. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #51
  4. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #60
  5. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  6. Cruisin thru Cozies  free choice 21
  7. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #44
  8. Craving for Cozies  Book #37
  9. 52 Book Club  #the52bookclub2021  #6 A Character With The Same Name As A Male Family Member
  10. Monthly Motif #MonthlyMotifGXO  yes books on the menu
  11. Medical Examiner Challenge 1 Toe Tag
  12. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 2
        • Lawn
    • Weapons
      • Row 2 
        • Knife
    • Detectives- JJ/Ty Devine
    • Victims- Antonio Marcotti


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