Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Clouds In My Coffee



Clouds In My Coffee (The Country Club Murders)Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Henery Press (May 10, 2016)
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635110210
E-Book ASIN: B01BLO5NIC
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Synopsis

When Ellison Russell is nearly killed at a benefactors’ party, she brushes the incident aside as an unhappy accident. But when her house is fire-bombed, she’s shot at, and the person sitting next to her at a gala is poisoned, she must face facts. Someone wants her dead. But why? And can Ellison find the killer before he strikes again?
Add in an estranged sister, a visiting aunt with a shocking secret, and a handsome detective staying in her guesthouse, and Ellison might need more than cream in her coffee…
Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth books, book club recommendations, humorous murder mysteries, historical mysteries.
Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:

THE DEEP END (#1)
GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2)
CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE (#3)
Review: I am a sucker for mysteries from Henery Press. I an't believe I've missed out of the Country Club Murders. This is book three in that series.

Its a historical sort of mystery. It is set in the 1970s, which sets it apart from the usual cozies and historical cozies. It's That 70s Cozy. (OK, maybe not that way, but I love that show and that's kind of how I felt reading this book)

I loved the characters in this book, especially Ellison. She's a widow and a mother of a teenage daughter. Again these are things that put this book in a different category from the average cozy mystery. Her family is beyond crazy but they are fun and you get to meet a lot of them.

I haven't read the other two books in the series, so I was really meeting everyone for the first time. I really found myself not liking most of her family, especially her mother and sister.

This book read like a soap opera with the mystery attached. The best part about the book is that the mystery is one that will keep you guessing about everything; who the killer is, who the target is. There's just so much going on from affairs to family secrets, and Ellison has two potential love interests as well. All of this makes for a great book and a great series.

Rating: 5 flowers




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4 comments:

Dianne Casey said...

Great review. Like the setting of the story. Looking forward to reading.

Dianne Casey said...

Great review. Like the setting of the story. Looking forward to reading.

Peggy Hyndman said...

Thank you for the chance to win an E-Copy of The Deep End. I just finished reading an ARC of Clouds In My Coffee and loved it.

Julie said...

Thank for hosting me today and thank you for the five flowers, doing a happy dance!!

 
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