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Monday, November 16, 2020

For Letter or Worse by Vivian Conroy (Stationery Shop Series)

This is part of the Stationery Shop series but I think you can come into this book as a stand alone. Delta Douglas has achieved her dream of owing a paper goods shop in a small town and is very happy with her work. Being offered a workshop at a socialite's birthday party did not really fit in with the celebrities and people who were the invitees but Delta and her partner Hazel were very happy to be invited. They did not expect the birthday girl to be threatened and for the police to arrive and a murder to take place when the police were actually present on the premises! In a typical cosy mystery style, the story develops from there with missing items from a museum, missing husbands and daughters set amidst the gossipy ladies of a small town who seem to know everyone's business before they know it themselves. No secrets can be kept in this town. This was a light hearted mystery murder read, which was ideal reading material in the present pandemic. Sent by Poisoned Pen Press courtesy of Netgalley for an unbiased review.

5 comments:

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Sounds like a lovely cosy, thanks for sharing your thoughts

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds good and even better that it can stand alone!

Literary Feline said...

This sounds fun! I like the idea of a cozy set in a stationary shop.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've been choosing quite a few lighter reads lately. I like the setting of this one. Poison Pen Press has some good offerings.

Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings said...

I love a good cosy mystery!