“Dead Men Don’t Swing is Karen Vaughan’s bawdy, comedic take on amateur sleuthing.” – Dead Men Don’t Swing (Laura & Gerry Mystery #4) by Karen Vaughan

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Laura and Gerry are at it again. Death finds them close to home when a tenant is found in the dumpster behind their apartment building. Laura is thrust into the “who killed Denny?” mystery while she does battle with a tenant and dodges a school janitor. The life of a college student is never boring, but she wishes it would be!
Dead Men Don’t Swing is a biting, funny, deliciously bawdy and fast-paced murder mystery in which “death by sexual misadventure and a wayward poisonous snake” (among other things) make for pure entertainment gold.”

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The “corpse magnet” is back!

Dead Men Don’t Swing is Karen Vaughan’s bawdy, comedic take on amateur sleuthing. It’s book four in her Laura & Gerry Mystery series. Lots of detective lingo is delivered with wit and sarcasm by the protagonist, Laura. That’s not surprising if you’ve read Vaughan’s previous books in the series, and given the fact that the author has done a bit of stand-up comedy.In this book, Laura and her husband Gerry are back dealing with another murder investigation since, as Laura explains, she’s a ‘corpse magnet.’ This time a dead body turns up in a dumpster at the apartment complex where Laura and Gerry are managers, having fallen to his death from the balcony above. Not likely an accident—the guy is wearing boxer shorts and sporting a tricked-out stiletto in his forehead. Oh yeah, he’s missing some sensitive body parts—yikes!Things are not as they seem in this suburban Canadian apartment complex. It turns out there’s a whole lot of hanky-panky going on in this mid-rise Peyton Place, some of it pretty kinky stuff, too. There’s no shortage of pervs and perps on any floor, in addition to the ever-annoying, tenant-from-hell, Stella. As I type the name, I hear Marlon Brando screaming it at the top of his lungs in A Streetcar Named Desire. And, speaking of movies, the photographer played by Jimmy Stewart in Hitchcock’s Rear Window, would have been hard-pressed to know where to shoot first with all the action going on in this complex!

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“Delightful introduction to a new series!” – The Glass House: A PIP Inc. Mystery (PIP Inc. Mysteries) by Nancy Lynn Jarvis

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Law Librarian Pat Pirard got an unexpected thirty-fifth birthday present: a pink slip. Now she has nine weeks to reinvent herself before she runs out of money. Her best friend Syda gives her a glass-forming class as a birthday present and distraction where Pat gets another surprise: a murder.
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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!

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“At first, it looks like Cat will be bogged down in trivia” – February White Lies (A Cat Collier Mystery 2) by Carol Ann Kauffman

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Join Cat Collier from January Black Ice as she starts her own detective agency, Red Cat Investigations, inside the gorgeous old Palazzo Castellano Hotel and solves her first real paid case, the case of Shotzie, the missing French poodle. Just when she feels she is destined to find lost pets and missing luggage for the rest of her life in her beautiful new office, complete with business cards, magazines in the waiting room, and her Red Cat logo painted on the frosted glass door, a lovely, mysterious woman named Ms. White hires her to find out who is stalking her. A dead rat in her car. Being run off the road. A car bombing. Someone wants her frightened or maybe…dead.
The trail of graft and corruption leads Cat into danger as she hides the mystery woman with the old, reclusive lawyer Detrick Bittmor for safekeeping.
Cat’s relationship with the handsome Erick “Carter” Larsen is put in jeopardy when she teams up with Officer Kiernan Scott from the Heaton Valley Police Department to unravel the mystery in February White Lies.
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At first, it looks like Cat will be bogged down in trivia

After reading the first Cat Collier mystery, I couldn’t wait to get stuck into the second one. Again, the world the author has built is solid and I had no trouble transporting myself into the small town in Ohio where Cat is now running her business, Red Cat Investigations, despite having never been to Ohio. And even though I read this on a hot summer’s day, the wintery background was so well described that I found myself shivering while I read it!
At first, it looks like Cat will be bogged down in trivia, finding people’s missing pets and luggage until around halfway through the story. It’s a quick read so it won’t take you long to get to that point. The blossoming relationship between Cat and Carter had me hooked, although it seems like there will be a few skeletons in Carter’s closet that may cause trouble in a future story. There’s also a new character being introduced in this story who I think will be important to Cat in the future, as well as some developments in her relationship with her own family.
It’s definitely a five-star read and highly recommended. Read them in order though, or you won’t fully appreciate Cat’s journey!

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“Suspense and puzzles make this a fantastic book” – Living the Wright Life by Pamela Ackerson

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The search for treasure and hidden family secrets is one way to stoke the flames of passion.
Jamie Parker thrives on solving puzzles, finding treasures, and searching for hidden secrets. When Cameron Wright asks her to translate ancestral documents, she has no idea the Wright’s had a trunk full of devastating and personal haunts from the past.
Joining forces, the two ignite a hunger for treasure and find it’s not the gold in their pockets that matter, but the gold in their hearts.

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Suspense and puzzles make this a fantastic book

Akerson’s book will keep you on the edge of your seat! It has murder, suspense, and puzzles. Oh, and romance!
I look forward to many more books from this amazing author.
I highly recommend this book!

 

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The search for treasure and hidden family secrets is one way to stoke the flames of passion – Living the Wright Life by Pamela Ackerson

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The search for treasure and hidden family secrets is one way to stoke the flames of passion.
Jamie Parker thrives on solving puzzles, finding treasures, and searching for hidden secrets. When Cameron Wright asks her to translate ancestral documents, she has no idea the Wright’s had a trunk full of devastating and personal haunts from the past.
Joining forces, the two ignite a hunger for treasure and find it’s not the gold in their pockets that matter, but the gold in their hearts.

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The search for treasure and hidden family secrets is one way to stoke the flames of passion.
Jamie Parker thrives on solving puzzles, finding treasures, and searching for hidden secrets. When Cameron Wright asks her to translate ancestral documents, she has no idea the Wright’s had a trunk full of devastating and personal haunts from the past.
Joining forces, the two ignite a hunger for treasure and find it’s not the gold in their pockets that matter, but the gold in their hearts.

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