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Book Review: This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham

This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham is about four friends going on a road trip to attend a music festival in the desert.  What no one else realizes is that they were infected during the pandemic and are now ghouls.  On the first night at the festival, Valeria goes feral and ends up killing someone and eating them.  Soon after, the girls discover that ghouls are being poisoned with a drug that will cause them all to feral.  The expected publication date is April 25, 2023. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the Advanced Readers Copy of This Delicious Death .  The synopsis was intriguing, so I was happy when I was approved to read this book.  I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Just as an FYI, there were several content warnings at the beginning of this book, including but limited to alcohol consumption by minors, cannibalism, drug use and drugging, gun violence, murder, parental neglect, suicidal ideation, and transphobia.  According to the

Book Review: Mistletoe Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #1) by Leslie Meier

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Mistletoe Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #1) by Leslie Meier is the first book in a series and was first published in 1991. The book is about mom of three Lucy Stone preparing for Christmas and working the night shift at a mail order company. If that isn't enough, when Lucy takes a moment to get some fresh air, she finds one of the owners of the company she works for dead in his car.

This cozy mystery is the perfect book to read while on vacation because it is an easy read, and it draws you in from the very beginning of the story. It also makes you feel like you're part of the Tinker's Cove community. I definitely was put in the Christmas mood . . . too bad it isn't Christmas time. This was the third book I've read in the series . . . I've read them out of order, but I plan on reading the rest of the books in order from this point on. I am just in love with this series!

There isn't too much I can say that's negative about Mistletoe Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #1) by Leslie Meier with the exception of the main character's cat was murdered, and Lucy didn't seem too terribly upset about it. This bothered me as I am an animal lover, especially one of cats. To top things off, it was never really explained why the cat was killed. I kept expecting there to be a connection somewhere further on in the book, but there really wasn't with the exception of another character killing his dog. This bothered me as well. I just don't like reading about animals dying, even though it is just fiction.

Even with the couple of negative things, I gave Mistletoe Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #1) by Leslie Meier four out of five stars, and I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy cozy mysteries. If you enjoyed this book, I recommend reading Death of a Kitchen Diva (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, #1) by Lee Hollis.

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