Saturday, August 6, 2016

Knitting is Murder

Author:  Kathy Cranston
Series:  A Bee's Bakehouse Cozy Mystery #2
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publication Date:  May 2016
Length:  101 pages

Description:  Jessie Henderson swore she wouldn’t meddle in another police investigation—she’d much rather enjoy life in quiet but quirky Springdale. 

But then a long-time Springdale resident is found murdered and Jessie becomes the prime suspect. 

Now, Jessie has no choice but to get involved. Luckily her snarky Aunt Bee is on hand to provide support and much-needed sugar hits. 

Knitting is Murder is the second book in the Bee’s Bakehouse Cozy Mystery series. Each book is a standalone mystery.

My Review

This is the second installment in the Bee's Bakehouse Cozy Mystery series.  This is a short story, at only 101 pages so things happen quicker than they would in a longer story and perhaps are not as developed as in those stories as well.  That being said, I find this to be an enjoyable series.  While each can be read as a stand alone, I enjoy reading them in order because you get to see the characters grow and sometime the author references things that happened in previous books.

The characters in this series are enjoyable. I like the relationship between Jessie and her Aunt Bee.  In this story, I thought Jessie was a bit more impetuous than in the previous story but while investigating a new murder, of which she is the chief suspect, but she does keep the Chief involved and doesn't go it totally alone.  There is romance developing between Aunt Bee and Chief Daly which is progressing nicely.  There is a hint on romance for Jessie as well.

I did guess the identity of the murder and the reason behind it before Jessie but it did not take away from my enjoyment in reading how Jessie and the Chief discovered the culprit and wrapped up the case.

This series makes for an enjoyable read and a perfect way to pass time during lunch time breaks.

1 comment:

  1. This is a new series for me. Thanks for sharing your post.