Oct 21, 2020

Dead-End Detective by Amanda Flower

Hello my cozy friends,

Today I am reviewing “Dead-End Detective“ by Amanda Flower the first instalment in “A Piper and Porter Mystery” series.  What a great start to a new cozy mystery series!  I really enjoyed this book.

USA Today bestselling author and Agatha Award winner Amanda Flower brings charm and intrigue to her first cozy mystery for Hallmark.

Darby Piper is in shock. A seasoned female detective, she worked with Samantha Porter at the Two Girls Detective Agency. Now, Samantha is dead, and it doesn’t look like an accident. In fact, evidence is pointing toward Darby.

Darby had expected to inherit Samantha’s half of the agency, but Samantha had recently changed the will to leave it to Tate Porter, her nephew, who returns to town.

Tate is no private eye. He’s a world traveler and a veteran whose military past is also something of a mystery. But as he helps Darby delve into secret histories and real estate development plans, he proves to be a talented amateur sleuth. Will the agency have a future…even if Darby can solve this murder mystery in time?

This first in series cozy mystery includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Berry Trifle.

I really enjoyed this story, and I can’t wait for the next instalment! I adore Amanda Flower and her other cozy series so I was pretty sure I would like this but I think it is my new favourite. 

I loved Mrs. Berger and her cat Romi, who constantly got stuck in the tree.  I also enjoyed the tension between Darby, her ex Austin and Tate Porter.  I can see the love triangle forming, part of me wonders if Tate liked Darby back in school and that’s the friction between him and Austin. 

The mystery is interesting and well plotted, and I loved the characters which are well developed.
I kept guessing and second-guessing myself on whodunnit right to the very end.  

I recommend this book to all my cozy lover friends.

I requested and received an advance reader copy of this book from Hallmark Publishing and Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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