Friday, July 30, 2021

One Hot Murder

 This installment in the Victoria Square cozies finds Katie having a less antagonistic relationship with Detective Davenport as he is reaching his retirement from the sheriff's department.  This book also had multiple plot lines and the possibility of more than one criminal amongst the tenants of Victoria Square shops.  In addition to the crimes there are several other secrets being kept among Katie and her friends.  The story is well structured and it is easy to feel a bond with the characters.

One Hot MurderOne Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This next book involved multiple crimes and possible criminals. In fact this one even had a mystery as to the identity of the victim. Katie finds herself working cooperatively with Det Davenport after having an adversarial relationship previously. She finds this a bit unnerving. The mystery is well written and the solution a bit shocking. The subplot of Katie’s dilemma about her stored possessions and her dream to open a B&B vs doing improvements on her Artisan Alley business was believable and a logical one. It was easy to see how torn she was in her decisions. It will be interesting to see how the story evolves in the future books

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #86
  2. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2021 Victoria Square #3
  3. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #93
  4. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #107
  5. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  6. Cruisin thru Cozies  Free choice #61
  7. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #92
  8. Craving for Cozies  Book #78
  9. Medical Examiner Challenge  2 Toe Tags
  10. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 1
        • Library or bookstore
      • Row 2
        • Basement
    • Weapons
      • Row 2 
        • Hand gun
      • Row 5
        • Hands or fists
    • Detectives- Katie/Ray
    • Victims- Jerry/Dennis
  11. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #67a  Shot #1

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