Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Book Review: 50% Off Murder by Josie Belle

Title: 50% Off Murder
Author: Josie Belle
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publish Date: April 3, 2012
Personal Rating: 3.5 stars

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About the Book:

Maggie Gerber-one of the founding members of the Good Buy Girls- loves her quiet life in St. Stanley, Virginia. But all that changes when Sam Collins, her old flame, moves back to town as the new sheriff. On top of that, Claire Freemont, a librarian and the newest member of the Good Buy Girls, starts acting utterly strange.

When Maggie goes to visit her the next day at the library, she finds the body of a very dead man. Turns out the man is someone from Claire's past. As the handsome new sheriff zeroes in on Claire, it's up to Maggie and the rest of the Good Buy Girls to use their bargain-hunting skills to hunt a killer-while making sure they don't pay too much in the process...
My Review:

Another read looking for a good cozy mystery. This book was a lot of fun with it’s theme which was looking for good deals and special discounts. The group of “girls” known as the Good Buy Girls are various ages and meet to coupon and share deals they know about. Claire being new to the group is the one that they learn a lot about during this book. There are a lot of revelations and maybe some questions impacting friendship.

I thought the characters were likeable and believable. They were a good mix of ages and needs. I also enjoyed the mystery, in that there was a little suspense added to it as well. There was not a lot of romance or relationship involving, but that was okay, I think that is building for later in the series.

Recommended for cozy readers who may be tired of typical themes. This was a fresh idea.


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