December 11, 2015

A Talent for Murder by Teresa LaRue - Review and Giveaway

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: October 21, 2015
Number of pages: 250
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: A Flower Patch Mystery #1

A Talent for Murder is a cozy, southern mystery filled with humor and colorful characters, with a touch of romance thrown in for added fun.

When Kate Spencer learns her aunt’s fiancĂ© is two-timing her with an old rival, she has no choice but to pass along the information to her mother. They are as shocked as the rest of the town when the rival turns up dead and the two-timing fiancĂ© disappears.

Making matters worse, the lead investigator happens to be Kate’s old boyfriend. If her aunt has any hope of being cleared, the trio must conduct their own investigation. Even if they have to alienate a few friends and tell a few lies to discover the truth.

What did I think of this book:
This was a cute mystery story to read and a good start to a new series. The characters are very much Southern and true to life. I really liked Kate and watching her trying to solve the murder. There are enough twists that just when you think you got the mystery figured out there comes along a new suspect. I even found myself smiling at the antics in this book. I like the author's writing style - for me the way she wrote made the story flow and the book to read that much faster. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next with Kate. 

About the author:
Teresa A. LaRue grew up in a small town along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She fell in love with the mystery genre in fourth grade. She’s worked as a secretary, assistant manager of an audio book store, and manager of a fashion jewelry store. She is an avid reader, gardener, and movie buff. She lives across the lake from New Orleans with her family, which includes a dog named Bones and a cat named Chloe.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an intriguing cozy. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com