Wed, Read & Dead
by V.M. Burns
About the Book
Cozy Mystery 4th in Series
Kensington (April 30, 2019)
Paperback: 272 pages
Digital ASIN: B07G6RDBRV
Bookstore owner Samantha Washington sells and solves mysteries in North Harbor, Michigan—including the murder of her mother's wedding planner . . .Sam's mother can't wait to wed her wealthy beau, Harold Robertson. The big mystery is how they're going to pull off a lavish wedding in three weeks. Harold's snobby sister-in-law proposes a solution: engage flamboyant wedding planner Lydia Lighthouse. But their beacon of hope quickly sends everyone into a blind rage, most of all the groom-to-be. So when the maddening micromanager is strangled with her own scarf, it's a shock, but not a surprise.It’s a case of art imitating life as Sam pens her next historical mystery set in England between the wars. Lady Daphne Marsh insists on marrying Lord James Browning on Christmas Eve, three weeks hence. But when the fop planning their wedding ends up with a knife in his back, she vows to nab the backstabber before she walks down the aisle.Meanwhile, when she’s not writing, Sam and her beloved and boisterous Nana Jo rush to shine a light on Lydia's killer—so her mother's new husband won't spend his honeymoon behind bars . . .
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
I swear each book in this series is even better then the one before! It is like getting two books for the price of one. We get the current time mystery being solved my Sam the owner of the mystery bookstore while she also writes a historical cozy for us to follow. Provides a great taste of both for the reader to savor though the main mystery gets the most page time as it should. Sam's mom is getting married to a really rich man in a short amount of time. Well of course this causes tension as the two worlds collide. Add in a wedding planner from hell to really get the story moving. I must say I was rooting for her demise so I was quite pleased when it happened. The twists were great as the clues popped up being found by all the quirky friends and family helping her. I need a Nana Jo like hers. that woman is such a hoot!! if you are looking for a fantastic cozy to while away the afternoon look no further then this gem. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
About the Author
V.M. Burns was born in Northwestern Indiana and spent many years in Southwestern Michigan on the Lake Michigan shoreline. She is a lover of dogs, British historic cozies, and scones with clotted cream. After many years in the Midwest, she went in search of milder winters and currently lives in Eastern Tennessee with her poodles. Her debut novel, The Plot is Murder was nominated for a 2017 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Valerie is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime. Readers can learn more by visiting her website at vmburns.com
Author Links:Website: http://www.vmburns.com/
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