Published by Crooked Lane Books on February 6, 2024
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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When Beach Reads bookshop hosts a Valentine’s Day event, “Romance by the Sea,” bookseller Summer Merriweather has no idea that the guest author is under investigation for her own husband’s murder. When that same author is found dead at the local bed and breakfast, nobody assumes it’s natural causes–there were plenty of people who wanted her dead.
As Summer searches for the truth about the author’s stranger-than-fiction life, Summer finds suspicious indications of shady behavior in the author’s belongings. But the casual sleuthing is quickly derailed when Summer’s friend Glads gets hauled in for the murder, and they launch a full-blown investigation to clear her name.
As Summer and company pick through the scant clues to solve the case, they may find more treachery and heartbreak than they bargained for.
A Killer Romance is the third installment of a cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town centered around a quaint bookstore.
While I haven’t had the chance to read the previous books in the series, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to follow the story.
Although it didn’t quite capture my heart as much as I had hoped, it would be enjoyable for avid readers of cozy mysteries.
The author’s descriptive writing style vividly brings the picturesque setting to life, making you feel like you’re in the beach town, walking down the quaint streets and browsing the bookstore’s shelves.
Thank you to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for allowing me to read and review this book.