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Saturday, April 30, 2016


Lisa Ks Book Reviews blog is proud to bring to you
THE COZY TIMES
Weekend Edition

This is a weekly online publication focused on connecting cozy mystery readers to favorite cozy characters by way of their town's newspapers.  

Today The Cozy Times is featuring the 
New Chapel Times

The Times has a story of homicide to report this week.  

Check it out!


Welcome to your new home….
Welcome to Brandywine.
Imagine yourself in a brand new home. Picture your days being spent with the kids at the park, taking walks along the extra wide sidewalks, fishing in the many man-made ponds, doing the things you love to do!  With neatly tended houses, well-kept lawns, a clubhouse with a fitness center – you may feel like you’re living on a movie set.  Brandywine has designed this picture for you as we offer this remarkable lifestyle and so much more! We are located only minutes from shopping, dining and entertainment in beautiful New Chapel, Indiana.  Our spectacular community is convenient to every amenity that you could want or need, including many within the community itself. 



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Body Found In Brandywine Community Pond

by Connor MacKay

New Chapel, Ind. -

Porter County coroner Joseph Sands confirmed Monday that the body found Sunday afternoon in a Brandywine community pond was that of Dirk Singletary, the superintendent for new construction in the Brandywine community. The cause of death is consistent with blunt force trauma resulting in drowning. No suspects have been named so far.
New Chapel Police Sgt. Sean Reilly confirmed Sunday that the victim had not been reported as missing. County coroner Sands says foul play is suspected. Police say they are not releasing any more information until the victim's family is notified. 
When Theda Coros, a Brandywine community resident, heard of the tragedy, she thought instantly of Dirk Singletary, who had been called out to the property Saturday evening to repair drainage issues with the small community pond.
Coros said, "This frightens me. I am a fragile older woman all by myself and I come to the pond sometimes. It is really scary that this can happen in such a peaceful neighborhood. My neighbors walk their dogs out there. Now they may need to watch their backs. Lucky for me I only have a cat."
An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday morning. Confirmation on cause of death is not expected to be released until after the autopsy is complete. Brandon Thorne, owner of Brandywine, has refused to comment on his former employee’s demise.
The body was a shock to people taking a walk along the pond’s edge.
New home owner Abby Knight Salvare said, "This is supposed to be a safe community. One way or another the perpetrator of this crime will be brought to justice and this community will be safe again."


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The Cozy Times would like to thank Connor MacKay for the use of his article.

That's this week's edition of 
The Cozy Times 
I hope you enjoyed!

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To learn more about the cozy town of 
New Chapel, IN and 
it's residents, read the 
Flower Shop Mystery series 
by author 
Kate Collins

Book 18
Released April 5, 2016

Abby and Marco’s new neighborhood isn’t as rosy as it seems in the latest Flower Shop Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Florist Grump and A Root Awakening.
 
Flower shop owner Abby Knight and her husband, Marco, are ecstatic to finally be moving into their new home, despite the prospect of unpacking a seemingly infinite number of boxes. After all, Brandywine—their new subdivision—seems like an oasis with its welcoming neighbors and beautifully manicured lawns. 
 
But their idyllic community is suddenly uprooted when a body is found floating in a nearby pond. The police think Abby and Marco’s helpful next door neighbor is the culprit, but the newlyweds aren’t convinced. 
 
Meanwhile, Marco distrusts his mother’s slick new boyfriend, and Abby’s cousin Jillian has agreed to decorate their new home, resulting in comic chaos. Even worse, as Abby and Marco dig through Brandywine’s secrets in search of a killer, they discover that some flowers come from very bad seeds...and danger stalks even the sunniest small-town streets.







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1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. Great post and the book sounds interesting. Happy Saturday, to you.

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