Monday, February 11, 2019

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Running From Arrows

Running from Arrows (A Running Store Mystery) by T.C. Wescott

About the Book

Cozy Mystery/Romance/Humor 2nd in Series 
Better Mousetrap Books (January 7, 2019)
Print Length: 192 pages 

One of Lacy's beaus has a bow. Unlike Cupid, his arrows kill. There's more than romance in the air this Valentine's Day!
Running from Arrows is the fun, twist-filled, romantic cozy mystery romp you've been waiting for!
Valentine's Day is coming up and Lacy is single. If that's not bad enough, she has a secret admirer. Is it the compassionate, haunted detective, the ruggedly handsome businessman, the suave maître de, the guy in her running group who likes to stare, or maybe someone who's not on her radar? She'll find out soon enough because he's invited her to dinner. Now the question isn't how long Lacy will remain single but how long she'll remain alive.
During the Sweetheart Run through the town of Cedar Mill a fellow runner is murdered and a notorious burglar called the Black Cat is found dead with an arrow sticking out of him. Somehow these strange murders are connected to the ladies of Run For It - Lacy the divorcee, Stax the quirky bookseller, and Ruby the old-time mystery novelist. They're back in a race against time to catch an invisible killer and exonerate an innocent man!
If you love a delicious mystery dripping with romance, humor, and chills - and a Valentine's Day dinner no reader will ever forget - then buy Running from Arrows now and run it right to the top of your TBR pile!
You'll want to tell all your friends about Running from Arrows, but whatever you do, DON'T TELL THE SECRET OF THE SECRET ADMIRER.
Running from Arrows is part two in a series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Review: Running From Arrows is the second book in a series, but not to worry, it works as a stand alone and its a great quick read for cozy mystery lovers, especially those of us that enjoy holiday themed books.

This book is full of quirky characters and can easily be read in one afternoon with a nice cup of your favorite hot beverage at your side.

I loved Ruby, Stax and Lacy. Three sleuths and they all bring something different to the table. Ruby is a former mystery writer,  Lacy works in insurance and Stax owns a bookshop. So you have three very different people, but they work together well, even when things try to separate them. (Nope, I won't spoil things)

It also had more going on than just a murder mystery. Lacy has a secret admirer. So there is a romance angle going on too, but lets just say that secret admirer plays into the Cupid Killer mystery too.

I really loved that our three characters were a team when it comes to solving the mystery. I especially loved Ruby who felt like a more up to date Jessica Fletcher (you know, from Murder, She Wrote).

The ending blew me away, because I really couldn't figure out who the Cupid Killer was, and the way the killings took place was really unique.

This was a great read, and I cant wait to read the first book in the series.

Rating: 4 flowers

About the Author

T.C. Wescott was born in Missouri but has lived in Oklahoma most of his life. Like pretty much every author who has ever breathed, he is an avid reader. His favorites are classic mysteries from the Golden Age, as well as just before or just after that period (which is widely considered the period between the two World Wars). His first mystery novel, Running from Scissors, was published in July 2018 and will be the first of at least three books in the Running Store Mystery series.
The Christmas Village Mystery series was launched in November with the debut title Slay Bells. The formula for his books is simple – mixing the classic, traditional detective fiction standards with all the trappings of the modern cozy mystery.
Wescott is also (under another name) the author of two award-winning non-fiction books as well as a slew of essays and articles.
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Tom Wescott said...

Thanks for the support and the awesome review! - T.C. Wescott

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