Friday, November 8, 2019

Review: A Very Mummy Holiday by Lynn Cahoon

Cozy Mystery


Lyrical Underground

Release Date:
October 29, 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Jill Gardner has left her book-and-coffee shop behind to spend Thanksgiving week in coastal Oregon with her cop boyfriend, her golden retriever Emma, and a crowd of friends and family. But before the feast can start, foul play interrupts their vacation . . .

The rented house was supposed to be a relaxing getaway. But Jill and her companions feel a sense of danger instead. First, they learn that their hosts’ son had a fiancĂ©e, but her disappearance remains unexplained—and then they meet some menacing members of a local trail-riding club. When one of Jill and Greg’s friends finds human remains amid the dunes—with a diamond ring around one mummified finger—things start heating up fast, and they’ll be thankful just to survive through the long weekend . . .

My Review

Jill Gardner and her fiancee decide to go away for Thanksgiving with another couple. They are looking forward to a lovely holiday celebration, but things do not go as planned. Their friends stumble upon a diamond ring which happens to be on human remains.

They had no idea they were getting themselves involved in a murder case. Although it’s a cold case, danger is currently in the air and Jill and her cop fiancee are on the investigation. They are determined to find out what happened all those years ago.

This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series and I always enjoy these short novellas between the longer length books. The novella features my favorite three characters - Jill, her doggy Emma and her fiancee, Greg.

You really don’t need to read the rest of the series but I think it always helps to get to know the characters better. It’s not a continuing mystery and it’s solved in this short story. No cliff hangers :)

It’s fast-paced and can be read in just a couple of hours. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.

For reading challenges:
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2019
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2019 (Oregon)
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2019

This one is from my own Kindle library collection. All opinions expressed are my own.

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