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Death By Pumpkin Spice by Alex Erikson

Death by Pumpkin Spice
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Series Number: 3
Page Count: 320
Published: 9/27/2016
Bookstore café owner Krissy Hancock would rather spend Halloween serving pumpkin goodies than wearing costumes with Pine Hills’ wealthiest at Yarborough mansion, especially when the soiree shapes up to be more trick than treat . . . As if a run-in with an old flame and a failed marriage proposal weren’t enough to horrify Krissy for one night, a woman is found strangled to death in a room filled with ominous jack-o’-lanterns. All signs suggest…
4.9Overall Score

Death by Pumpkin Spice

This was a near perfect cozy mystery! It takes place at a Halloween party in a huge (haunted?) mansion during a thunderstorm. What else do you need really? About 80% of the characters are new to ...

  • Hype
    4.0
  • Setting
    5.0
  • Characters
    5.0
  • Plot
    5.0
  • Compared To Others
    5.0
  • Reread/Continue
    5.0
  • Ending
    5.0

This was a near perfect cozy mystery! It takes place at a Halloween party in a huge (haunted?) mansion during a thunderstorm. What else do you need really? About 80% of the characters are new to this story, so there were many many options on who the killer might be. There were hidden clues throughout that the narrator didn't actually explain, so if you are a seasoned mystery reader, you could probably solve the case before Krissy.

This story also had a lot of action...which i found sort of interesting in a cozy mystery. Not sure I've seen a story structure quite like this before, but i really liked it. The majority of the book takes place over about 3 or 4 hours in the mansion, so the bookstore and coffeeshop are sort of lost in this story, unfortunately. Also, one thing I would have like to see is more description of the mansion. I did get the general feeling that the mansion was huge and scary but not many specific details.

Overall, it was a great Halloween read and i'll def be checking out more in this series and by this author.

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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