The Cozy Corgy Series by Mildred Abbott
I love how the book starts out, a murder in a book store and I am hooked.
I saw the covers for the series and that brought to mind, Daphne, my in laws dog. She was such a treasure and loved taking long walks, with her short legs, on the flats at Cape Cod. A story that has those extra elements that I can relate to, like a familiar critter, taking place in a book store or a small town, makes it even more interesting.
Cozies seem to have an equal measure of humor and mystery, with some quirky characters that quickly steal my heart. Fred’s story is no exception.
She has come home for a fresh start and her mother and hippie father in law are there to help smooth the way.
And we can’t forget about her faithful companion, Watson. He’s a ginger-furred log, a treat eating beggar.
We also have a very handsome sheriff and the sparks do fly when they meet. No insta love here, so we must continue the series to see how long it takes to break down her defenses.
One dead body + one dead body = more time spent with the sheriff.
Neither snow nor….Fred will do everything she can to solve the mystery.
The characters all have their own quirks and personalities that Meredith Abbot makes shine. The small town comes to life through her words. I was loving her writing and, even though I was traveling, I couldn’t put it down. I can hardly wait to begin Book II, Traitorous Toys. With a title like that, I anticipate some quality play time.
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Cruel Candy by Mildred Abbott.