Jenn Z @ That’s What She’s Reading
Delightful introduction to a new series!
I’m a huge fan of cozy mysteries featuring libraries and librarians, so when I saw this new series pop up, I was so excited to get started. Pat is a law librarian, a specialty within the library sciences that provides a perfect background for introducing an amateur sleuth for cozy mysteries, which I’m surprised hasn’t been featured more!
Despite losing her dream job, Pat is resourceful and quickly lands as a private investigator for the defense attorney representing the accused. It was incredibly entertaining to watch Pat use her skills and resources from her previous job to navigate her way through the investigation. While her attitude and interactions with others could use some fine-tuning, her amateur sleuthing was entirely believable and ultimately quite charming!
The mystery is riddled with various motives and entertaining suspects just quirky enough to create a well-plotted mystery anchored in doubt that has to be read to the end in order to find out who the culprit really is. The end was surprising, yet strangely satisfying given the circumstances of this mystery and one that I haven’t come across before.
This was a delightfully fast-paced and well written cozy mystery that I look forward to continuing on with and highly recommended if you’re a fan of bookish cozies!