Mystery bookstore owner Sam and her grandmother Nana Jo are once again detecting in Killer Words.
When obnoxious mayoral candidate, John Cloverton, is murdered, Detective “Stinky” Pitts is accused of the crime. While Sam and her grandmother saw Pitts strike Cloverton, they don’t think the Detective committed murder. Once again, Sam, Nana Jo and the old biddies from the retirement home investigate a crime.
In addition, Sam is writing a British historical cozy mystery set right before World War II. In fact, there are two mysteries in this novel: the contemporary story and the historical, and fictional, one.
I love the characters and especially the zany humor of the old biddies. They are hilarious!
In this book, Sam’s life is on the precipice of many changes. Her mother is moving to Australia. Sam’s first book is ready for release. Many of the young adults are leaving town to start their own careers. And Sam must make an important decision.
If you enjoy cozy mysteries and/or historical fiction, don’t miss Killer Words. It’s a racially diverse two-for-one mystery with the best ending ever. 5 stars and a favorite!
Thanks to Kensington Books, Great Escapes Book Tours, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About Killer Words
Killer Words (Mystery Bookshop)
7th in Series
Setting – North Harbor, Michigan
Publisher : Kensington Cozies (November 30, 2021)
Paperback : 256 pages
ISBN-10 : 1496728971
ISBN-13 : 978-1496728975
Digital ASIN : B08Y65TD1X
Bookstore owner and mystery writer Samantha Washington comes to the aid of the cop who once arrested her own grandmother . . .
Sam and Nana Jo are back in sleepy North Harbor, Michigan, where Sam is eagerly awaiting the publication of her first book. In search of more immediate excitement, Nana Jo hits the casino with her fellow Shady Acres Retirement Village gal pals—but they get more than they bargained for when they witness Detective Bradley Pitt decking mayoral candidate John Cloverton.
As Sam well knows, mystery novels are full of brilliant detectives, genius sleuths, and hero cops. Detective Bradley Pitt—aka “Stinky Pitt”—is another story. In the past, the dull-witted detective has mistakenly accused members of Sam’s family for crimes they didn’t commit. Now, it’s his turn: when Cloverton turns up dead, he’s arrested. With his predilection for polyester, Pitt has been wanted by the fashion police for years, but Nana Jo knows her former elementary school math student would never commit murder—it doesn’t add up. Somebody’s framed the flatfoot to take a fall, and Sam and Nana Jo must step in to restore the reputation and good name of Detective Pitt.
About V.M. Burns
V.M. Burns was born and raised in the Midwestern United States. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Dog Writers Association of America, Thriller Writers International, is on the national board for Sisters in Crime. She currently resides in the warmer area of the U.S. with her two poodles. Readers can visit her website at http://www.vmburns.com
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