The author sent me a copy (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).
My rating: 4.3 of 5 stars
In Love in the Time of Murder, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives face their toughest case yet. Delilah, or Dee as she wishes everyone would just call her already, is the granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives and her life is in a bit of a shambles. She finally manages to pry herself away from her husband’s clutches, move out on her own, and start her own business. But then her estranged husband is murdered and she’s the number one suspect. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and jump at the chance to search for the true killer. As if Dee doesn’t have enough problems, the knitting detectives decide that Delilah being a widow is the perfect opportunity to find her a new man and decide to put their matchmaking skills to use. Will Dee end up in prison for a murder she didn’t commit or will she be taking another walk down the aisle?
Genre(s): Suspense, Romance, Humour
Series: The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives, #3
Length: 150 pages
Release Date: 2015-10-05
“Why was Tommy looking for your?” Grandma asks me, but she’s got her hawk eyes pinned on Martha. Everyone who knows Martha knows she loves to matchmake. She claims that she has some mystic matchmaking skill, but in truth everyone just humors her.
Martha giggles and claps her hands. “Oh, wouldn’t they be such a cute couple!”
This book focuses on Dee, freshly separated. Her grandma being one of the gray-haired knitting detectives, it does not come as a surprise that Dee is ‘persuaded’ to file for a restraining order and the circle’s matchmaker tries to set her up with an adequate partner. When her estranged husband’s body is found, she is the number one suspect.
With Love in the Time of Murder, D. E. Haggerty has created another expertly worded and pretty 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 murder case. I had a great time reading Love in the Time of Murder – 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, not always seconding Dee’s thoughts. On second thoughts, I came to realise that my reactions in case of others trying to meddle with my life are not than different from hers.
This is for you if you like female sleuths, 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.
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sounds like a fun read, I’m going to check it out now at Amazon.ca
You won’t regret it, Geraldine. 🙂
Good review. This book sounds very interesting since I write in first person present tense.
Thank you very much, John.
Writing in first person underlines certain character traits quite nicely, providing some extra hilarious moments.
Thanks! I don’t always write in first person present but it is my preference. I like that the character is able to tell us things that we wouldn’t otherwise know – and be funny as well.
Sounds like a winning combo.
Great for cosy mystery readers, thanks for the review Karen.
My pleasure, Rosie. It is a hilarious series.
Thanks for once again facilitating, Rosie.