Friday, July 6, 2012

Innovative Book Tours Book Review: Murder On Spyglass Lane

Author: J.M. Griffith
Title: Murder On Spyglass Lane
Publisher: Createspace
Publish Date: Jan 22, 2012
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Innovative Book Tours & the author
Book Blurb: Artist Sarah McDougall flees from New England to Florida's west coast thinking she can escape her unwanted psychic abilities. When she finds a dead body buried under the sand trap on the thirteenth hole of the golf course behind her home, Sarah realizes she was mistaken. Stuck with an ability that will nearly be her undoing and unable to shake the sick feeling in the pit of her stomach, Sarah turns to her neighbor for help. The swashbuckling pirate-like handsome man, has secrets of his own. The duo investigates the murder finding unexpected and surprising twists along the way that place Sarah in harms way more often than she ever thought possible.

Review: This was a cute short mystery. I guess it is a cozy mystery, but it lacks some of the elements that make most cozies popular, though I think it's possible if this becomes a series that it will pick up on them nicely.

I thought Sarah's character was unique. She could see visions. That's definitely a twist on the cozy mystery front and then there's Raven. He reminded me a little of Janet Evanovich's Ranger, more in his actions than anything else, but when you say he's pirate handsome..I think sexy, oh wait, now I'm thinking of Johnny Depp. Actually the author makes mention of Mr. Depp in the book, in relation to his Pirates character.

Le sigh

Its just a shame she couldn't spell his name correctly. That kinda annoyed me a little bit.

For a book that was a little over 120 pages, it dragged a bit at the beginning. There were some descriptions that made me feel this was going to be more of a thriller than a cozy.

I did like the ending. I hadn't expected the person who had actually done the killing, so that made me feel satisfied in my reading.

It was an ok read, nothing to exciting, but good for passing the time. I probably wouldn't revisit this story, but I would try the author again.

Rating: 3 flowers

J.M. Griffin Online:
Twitter @mycozymystery


Blog Design by Use Your Imagination Designs using images from the Tea Time kit and the Saturday Night kit by MK-Designs