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Book Review: The Murderous Type (The Bookstore Mystery, #2) by Sue Minix

The Murderous Type (The Bookstore Mystery, #2) by Sue Minix was published on May 25, 2023 and is about a crime writer named Jen, who has taken over her friend's bookstore.  When the mayor and a local restaurateur die, Eric, a local police officer, becomes a suspect.  Jen knows she has to prove his innocence. A huge thank you goes out to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for approving me for an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of The Murderous Type (The Bookstore Mystery, #2) by Sue Minix.  I love Minix's first book in the series so much, I knew I had to read the sequel.  I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Where has Sue Minix been hiding?  She is an amazing author, and I have just fallen in love with her mystery series.  I could just gush about her talent as a writer.  This sequel virtually picks up where the first book left off.  With that being said, it can be read as a stand alone novel, and the reader won't feel like they missed anything because the a

Book Review: Knot A Game (Yarn Retreat Mystery, #9) by Betty Hechtman

Book Review of Knot a Game (Yarn Retreat Mystery, #9) by Betty Hechtman

Knot A Game (Yarn Retreat Mystery, #9) by Betty Hechtman opens with Casey Feldstein meeting with one of the owners at the Vista Del Mar to discuss an upcoming retreat.  Madeline has come up with an idea of combining a murder mystery game with the typical yarn retreat that Casey normally does.  When one of the guests ends up being murdered, things go awry.

I'd like to thank NetGalley and and Beyond the Page Publishing for approving my request to read this novel.  The synopsis including a bit about a murder mystery game that sounded similar to playing the board game Clue really intrigued me.

Having never read a book written by Betty Hechtman before, I wasn't sure what to expect as cozy mystery novels have always been hit or miss with me.  However, I was pleasantly surprised to find Knot A Game to be well written, engaging, and an all around fun read.  I enjoyed it so much that I'm looking forward to purchasing all the other books that came before this one in the series.

Most of the characters were likable with only a few being unpleasant, which is nice for a change.  There are so many times where this isn't the case.  I felt like I lived in the little town and knew all the characters that lived there.  The pacing of the story had a nice tempo and didn't seem to drag one bit.  I enjoyed all the red herrings and clues that the author planted throughout the book to keep me guessing the entire time.   

Five out of five stars is what I gave Knot A Game (Yarn Retreat Mystery, #9) by Betty Hechtman.  This novel includes some recipes of food described in the book along with instructions on how to knit the hand warmers the characters made in the story.

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