Monday, November 25, 2013

Cozy Monday Book Review ~ A Fine Fix by Gale Deitch

Today we are visiting Washington D.C. and lovely caterer Trudie Fine and partner Zach Cohen. Located in the heart of the city, A Fine Fix, as she calls her catering business, is still trying to solidify itself in the area. With tonight’s event at the Schwartz’s, their ledger books will start seeing black and be a successful business. But after Mr. Schwartz is found in the pool and it looks more than just a slip and fall into the pool, Trudie finds herself without a business partner.

Title: A Fine Fix
Series: A Trudie Fine Mystery
Author: Gale Deitch
Publish Date: July 27, 2013
Publisher: Rosedale Press
Source: eARC from Author

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review. Intrigued by the summary, I was not disappointed. The book was definitely a page turner, as the story flowed very smoothly and I definitely wanted to know what was going to happen next. It was a quick read.

Trudie and Zach have been best friends since they were young. I enjoyed their relationship and could see that they were nothing more than BFFs. Looking out for each other during the course of the story, they find their relationship tested in more ways than one. Looking for some resolution with issues that have now compounded the crime, hopefully their relationship will survive.

As a sleuth, I enjoyed Trudie’s methods. She didn’t really interject herself into the investigation, but took advantage of her situations to find out more information. She was pretty slick with the delivery of the information to the detective and responding to his reaction of what she found out.

The romance was definitely a large part of this story and a lot of fun. With a triangle of boys and attention she has never had before in her life, Trudie was a complete newbie with the attention.

I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to all cozy mystery readers. A fun book in a new exciting series!


Gale Deitch enjoys writing all types of fiction, including novels, short stories, flash fiction and poetry. Her poetry has been featured in the Maryland Writer’s Association anthology, life in me like grass on fire, love poems, published in 2011, and her flash fiction story, Prima, was published in the March, 2013 issue of literary magazine, the Rusty Nail. In the fall of 2013, literary magazine The Writing Disorder, will publish her short story, Pressing Matters.

Gale is delighted to share with readers the first book of the Trudie Fine Mysteries, A Fine Fix, which released on July 31, 2013.

Gale works full time for a large non-profit senior living system in the Development and Public Relations Office. She is the mother of two grown children and lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband.

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