The author sent me an advanced reader’s copy (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 4.4 of 5 stars
My name is Izzy. I drink too much, am clumsier than a newborn foal, and my brain-to-mouth filter often malfunctions. My daredevil husband killed himself in a parachuting accident five years ago and my best friend Jack has decided it’s time I jump back in the dating pool. He’s perfectly happy to throw me in if I don’t listen. Just when things in the dating world start to heat up, my grandma dies. Only her knitting group of Jessica Fletcher wannabes is sure it’s murder. I’m not convinced but I’m always up for a bit of excitement as long as it doesn’t lead to a night in jail. Well, more than one night anyway. Will I miss my chance at love because I’m chasing imaginary killers? Did someone really kill grandma or am I and my merry band of geriatric thieves imagining things?
Genre(s): Suspense, Romance, Humour
Series: The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives, #1
Length: 155 pages
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Sufficiently fortified, I turn to the man again and notice him watching me. He raises an eyebrow. “I tried that trick earlier,” he says, tilting his head towards the bar, “but the bartender didn’t seem impressed with my assets.” I look him up and down. “You look pretty hot to me,” I say and then slap my hand over my mouth when I realize my comment probably sounded like some lame pick-up line. “Sorry.” Is it possible for my face to spontaneously burst into flames? “Sometimes my mouth opens before my brain can stop it.”
This book focuses on Izzy, widowed for five years, being thrown into a speed-dating session by her best friend Jack.
With Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem, D. E. Haggerty has created an expertly worded and very funny suspense story with a romantic touch. The story comprises a broad variety of characters with sufficient depth, hilarious moments and interesting interactions to solve the case of the dead grandma. I had a great time reading Murder, Mystery & Dating Mayhem – it is a very fun read. I was drawn into the story right away, chuckling about the cute gray-haired knitting detectives and their ways, cheering Izzy on, trying to find the culprit and hoping that Izzy really gets her man. I must confess that I do not really like the cover’s colour – I am more into greenish, blackish and bluish shades.
This is for you if you like female amateur sleuths, stubborn women, hilarious situations as well as a great combination of (cozy) suspense, humour and romance.
A funny and suspenseful book and/or series to read again.
|Sexual content||No sexual content (some hints)|
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