Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Book Review: Snowmen in Paradise by Kathi Daley

Title: Snowmen in Paradise
Author: Kathi Daley
Series: TJ Jensen Paradise Lake Mysteries
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Format: eBook
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Reviewed by: DelAnne

TJ Jensen's life is full as it can be with the Serenity, Nevada Winter Carnival. As coach she is responsible to help the ski and snowboard teams practice for its upcoming demonstration and competitions, then she is coordinating the choir for their first live performance, and she has been asked to e a bridesmaid in her friends, Maude's and Mille's double wedding. On the personal side she has the care and raising of her two young half-sisters, Ashley and Gracie, since their mother died and left her as guardian. Tj moved back into the resort Maggie's Hideaway so that her father Mike and Grandfather Ben could help her raise the girls.

When the body of Travis Davidson is found TJ has no plans to get involved because her plate is full to over-flowing. That is until Sheriff Boggs settles on Chelsea Hunter as the killer. Even though the witnesses and evidence points to her, TJ is convinced she is innocent. So no matter how busy she is she knows she has no choice but to investigate to find the real killer. Who is right? Can she find the real killer before he finds a way to stop her? Once again TJ going above and beyond her normal teaching duties. Join her as she checks out the many people who had motives to whittle it down to the one. Perhaps Serenity isn't so serene after all.

I found Kathi Daley's cozy to be a mix of humor and suspense. With witty dialog and picturesque passages that make you feel as though you are in the middle of the story yourself, Ms. Daley has written a story that is a pleasure to read. Be warned ahead of time though TJ Jensen and her Paradise Lake Mysteries are addictive. Luckily these cozies can be read as stand alone. Even luckier for us there is Book 1, Pumpkins in Paradise already out for us to enjoy now and Book 3, Bikinis In Paradise will be out soon and I for one will be waiting in line to read it as soon as it does.

If you have read both of the books look to Kathi Daley's other cozy series Zoe Donovan Mysteries because they are awesome as well.

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