Saturday, April 15, 2017

Book Review-Bed & Breakfast & Murder

Bed and Breakfast and Murder (Fiona Fleming Cozy Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Patti Larsen Books (January 28, 2017)
Print Length: 189 pages
ASIN: B01N6W3JKN

Synopsis (provided by Great Escapes Tours)

 A Poo Poo Kind of Morning
I tried not to look down the mouth of hell staring back at me from inside the glaringly pristine outer ceramic shell of the white throne, my throat catching, stomach doing half flips and a rather impressive rollover routine that would have gotten at least a 9.5 even from the Russian judges. Instead, I forced myself to smile and swallow and remind myself the elbow length yellow rubber gloves grasping the handle of the standard issue plunger were all that stood between me and Pooageddon.
Suck it up, Fee. Big girl panties and adulting and all that.
“At what point,” I waved the dripping plunger, wincing as droplets of yuck flew, “did I think owning a bed and breakfast was going to be glamorous and romantic?”


Fiona Fleming hasn’t lived in Reading, Vermont in over a decade, her escape from small town living leading her to New York City and a life of adventure. An adventure that has left her with no career, an ex who cheated on her and zero plans for the future. Her grandmother’s death grants her a new chance–inheriting Petunia’s, Iris Fleming’s bed and breakfast, seems like the ideal fresh start. But when Fee finds out ownership of the property Iris willed her might be in question, she’s drawn into the seedy underbelly of the cutest town in America after being singled out as the main suspect in a murder.

And I thought . . .
It's always fun to get the chance to begin a series with book 1.   
This was my first introduction to the author and this new cozy series. 
I always enjoy a story taking place in a small town.  Getting to know all the townspeople/characters and pets.
B&B&M was no exception.  
There were alot of characters to through into the mix of suspects.  
The story begins when Fiona 'Fee's' day goes from bad to worse.  Beginning with plumbing problems and ending with a letter devlivered informing her that her newly inherited B&B. Then trouble comes knocking at the door in the form of someone who has laid claim to the inheritance.  Before Fee has a chance to investigate she finds a dead body in the backyard and quickly becomes a 'suspect'.

Things go awry for Fiona as she begins to suspect her dad!
The reader is carried along on a fast paced journey as Fiona looks for clues.
I won't share the ending but the reader  is relieved along with Fiona when she realizes her dad
Didn't do it!
Through twists and turns and sub plots the story takes the reader on a fast paced ride.  
A  'who dun it' for the mystery lover. 

I received a complimentary copy from Great Escape Tours.
This review will post on Amazon and Good Reads.

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