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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for A Literal Mess by J.C. Kenney

A Literal Mess 

(An Allie Cobb Mystery)  

by J.C. Kenney

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series  
Lyrical Underground (January 8, 2019)  
Print Length: 196 pages 
ASIN: B07C6T6X41
The first book in a new series featuring Allie Cobb brings the New York literary agent back to her Hoosier home town where a mysterious death keeps everyone on spoiler alert . . .
Allie Cobb left home for the literary circles of Manhattan to make her name out from under the shadow of her legendary father. Now his death brings her and her rescue cat Ursula back to the southern Indiana town of Rushing Creek, population: 3,216. But a tragic new chapter hits the presses when the body of her father’s hard-drinking, #1 bestselling client is found under the historic town bridge. The local police suspect foul play and their prime candidate for murder is the author’s daughter—Allie’s longtime friend.
Determined to clear her bestie, Allie goes into fact-checking amateur detective mode while trying to ignore the usual rumormongers. Those with means, motive, and opportunity include the vic’s ex-wife, his rejected girlfriend, the mayor, and a rival agent trying to mooch clients. With a rugged genealogist distracting her and the imminent Fall Festival about to send tourists descending on their once-peaceful hamlet, Allie needs to stay alive long enough to get a read on a killer ready to close the book on a new victim: Allie . .
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review.

What a fantastic start to this new cozy mystery series set in a small town in Indiana. Allie has to back home due to the death of her father. He was pretty much her idol and she followed in his editor footsteps. There are quite few intriguing characters that we get to meet as well which leads us to the death of one of her dad's oldest author client who also happens to be her friends father. With her BFF the main suspect she starts asking questions which gives your some incredible clues that she uses to come up with her theories. I especially enjoyed the cuddly kitty. Well written and showcases the Hoosier spirit. Perfect for fans of cozies. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About the Author

J.C. Kenney grew up in a household filled with books by legends Agatha Christie and Lilian Jackson Braun, among many others, so it was no surprise when he found himself writing mystery stories. When he's not writing, you can find him following IndyCar racing or listening to music. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, two sons, and a cat who is the inspiration for Ursula in the Allie Cobb Mysteries.

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  1. Thank you for your review on "A Literal Mess" by J.C. Kenney and for being part of the book tour.

    Love the cover and can't wait to have the opportunity to explore the book inside it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thanks for having me today and for the kind words in the review! Have a great day!