Sunday, April 23, 2017

THE ART OF MURDER by Elain Viets

Book 3 in the Cranberry Cove Mysteries
by Peg Cochran

It’s hive time for murder in the latest Cranberry Cove mystery from national bestselling author Peg Cochran.

It's June in Cranberry Cove and Monica Albertson's plan to sell cranberry relish to chain stores is taking off. The cranberry bogs are in bloom, and local beekeeper Rick Taylor and his assistant Lori Wenk are bringing in bees to pollinate the blossoms.  When a fatal prick fells Lori, the buzz is that Rick is to blame. 

In trying to clear her friend’s name, Monica discovers that more than a few people in Cranberry Cove have felt the power of Lori’s venom, and it looks as if this time she may have agitated the hive a bit too much.  With the fate of the farm on the line, Monica must get to the bottom of the crime before another victim gets stung.



A splendid installment to an amazing series.

Every time I have a new Peg Cochran book, I know I’ll need to set aside a day where all I can do is read, because I never want to put down one of her books once I’ve started. (Seriously, I even take them in the bathr . . . Opps . . . TMI J) DEAD AND BERRIED was no different. I inhaled this book!

DEAD AND BERRIED was an excellent story. From the fascinating facts about the running of a cranberry farm, and bringing in bees to pollinate the plants, to the discovery of the body . . .  kudos to the author for a creative new death, and the subsequent investigation, I couldn’t tear myself away! As I mentioned above, I can’t put down one of Cochran’s books.

I’m a fan of every character in this series. I love the scenes where I go to town with Monica Albertson, and visit with the folks in the local shops. I always feel as though I am right there with them. Ms. Cochran’s description of each location is so detailed (without being overly long winded), I can envision each and every place.  

Is there anything missing from this book? No! It even has an array of tasty cranberry recipes that are sure to make your stomach grow.

Already bogged down by your reading list? Well, never let that stop you from harvesting a new book. Especially when it’s DEAD AND BERRIED!


Book 15 in the Dead-End Job Mysteries
by Elaine Viets

From the national bestselling author of Checked Out, Helen Hawthorne must pose as a painter to catch an artful killer . . .

The art world is a happening place—but a brush with death shouldn’t be in the picture. Unfortunately, that’s just what happens to Helen Hawthorne and her friend Margery. While touring gorgeous Bonnet House, a mansion turned museum, they  note an up-and-coming artist in a painting class. When they later see her deadly end, Helen is hired to canvas the crime scene—undercover, of course.

Sketchy suspects lurk in the victim’s past. Was the promising painter killed by her jealous husband? Her best friend? A rival using her artful wiles? With her husband, Phil, busy setting a trap for a gold thief, it’s up to Helen to paint this killer into a corner...


Author Elaine Viets paints a vivid mystery with THE ART OF MURDER.

The Dead-End Job Mystery series has been great from the start. Ms. Viets keeps upping her game with each new installment. This series is consistently well written with each new book adding stronger, and more entertaining plots.

THE ART OF MURDER is quick to jump into the murder, and mayhem. From chapter one it just keep gaining momentum. Fast paced and intriguing, this book was hard to put down. With plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing, and second guessing, the reveal was a total surprise.

With books like THE ART OF MURDER, it’s easy to see why Ms. Viets, and the Dead-End Job mysteries have such a loyal following.

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  1. Thanks, Lisa! Both sound great. Happy Sunday, to you.

  2. Both books sound great but I am partial to Elaine Viets. I've been a fan of hers since I picked up book one in her Francesca Vierling series. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'll be reading.

  3. Thanks for sharing your reviews with us.

  4. Thanks for reviewing THE ART OF MURDER, Lisa K. Peg's book sounds good, too. My TBR pile is growing.