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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Death By Committee

Death by Committee (An Abby McCree Mystery)
by Alexis Morgan

About the Book

Death by Committee (An Abby McCree Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (January 29, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496719530
ISBN-13: 978-1496719539
Digital ASIN: B07CWF6QBL

When Abby McCree suddenly inherits her favorite relative’s property in small town Snowberry Creek, Washington, she soon realizes that the ramshackle home comes with strings attached—one of which is tied to a dead body!

After a rough divorce, Abby McCree only wants to stitch up her life and move on. But other loose ends appear after her elderly Aunt Sybil passes away, leaving Abby to tend to a rundown estate, complete with a slobbery Mastiff of questionable pedigree and a sexy tenant who growls more than the dog. As Abby gets drawn into a tight-knit quilting guild, she makes a twisted discovery—Aunt Sybil’s only known rival is buried in her backyard!

Despite what local detectives say, Abby refuses to accept that her beloved aunt had anything to do with the murder. While navigating a busy social calendar and rediscovering the art of quilting, she launches an investigation of her own to clear Aunt Sybil’s name and catch the true culprit. The incriminating clues roll in, yet Abby can’t help but wonder—can she survive her new responsibilities in Snowberry Creek and still manage to patch together a killer’s deadly pattern without becoming the next victim?

What I Thought:

I was really looking forward to reading this book, and at first I was a little disappointed, but the story soon picked up and kept me turning the pages.  Recently divorced, Abby moves to Snowberry after she inherits her aunts home, and also some of her aunts committee responsibilities.  While she is having her tenant, Tripp, help her get ready for a garage sale for the quilting guild, the two stumble upon the dead body of Abby's aunt's arch rival.  Of course the police zero in on Aunt Sybil as the main suspect, and Abby knows her aunt could never have killed anyone.  Abby sets out to find out who the real killer is even though she has a full schedule taking over her aunt's various jobs.  I enjoyed this story and really liked the characters.  Abby was a great protagonist, but she was sometimes a push over because she never liked to tell anyone no.  The story flowed well, the setting was okay, as the author did not really go into a lot of detail about the town the story takes place in.  There were not really a lot of suspects to choose from, but I was surprised by the ending. I look forward to more in this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

About the Author

USA Today Best-selling author Alexis Morgan has always loved reading and now spends her days imagining worlds filled with strong alpha heroes and gutsy heroines. She is the author of over forty-five novels, novellas, and short stories that span a variety of genres: American West historicals (as Pat Pritchard); paranormal and fantasy romances; and contemporary romances. She is excited to say that next year will also see the release of her first cozy mystery series. Alexis has been nominated for several industry awards, including the RITA, the top award in the romance genre.
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1 comment:

  1. Hi, Melina!
    I wanted to thank you for participating in the blog tour and for posting such a nice review of my book! I really appreciate it. =o)