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    A Great Cozy Mystery!

    A great mystery which is surprisingly dark for a cozy, A Curio Killing is book three in the ‘Keepsake Cove Mystery’ series. Cassie Reed is going about her life making ends meet and running her shop, House of Melody, selling unusual music boxes, alongside all of the other collectables businesses in her little town, including Shake It Up! - a shop selling salt & pepper shakers. Keepsake Cove, Maryland is a wonderful, quaint little place and the townsfolk regularly hold events for business promotion. This time, it is the weekend of the Spring Festival with various entertainments on offer for the event-goers such as a band, fancy dress photography, craft stalls and line-dancing. During the festivities, a dead body is found. A previous beau of Callie’s, Hank, the hired band’s guest singer, is considered to be the main suspect but he maintains that he is not the perpetrator. Callie turns amateur-sleuth but will she able to find out the truth before she is next on the hit list? I loved down-to-earth and inquisitive Callie although she did have a tendency towards procrastination. A few of the other characters were difficult to warm to, however I was rather fond of kindhearted Delia. Some of the stronger secondary characters provided further depth and richness to the story – such as part-time assistant Tabitha, Callie’s significant other, Brian and her fiction writer friend, Lyssa. I really appreciated the author, Mary Ellen Hughes’ easy-going style of writing. With its interesting dialogue and red herrings, there was never a dull moment in this thrilling cozy mystery. There was plenty of opportunity to play armchair detective alongside Cassie whilst I tried to guess the identity of the killer. Swiping through the pages on my e-reader, I finished A Curio Killing in only a few hours! A fantastic and engaging read which was well worth the time invested and totally deserves my five stars. I received a complimentary copy of this novel from Midnight Ink, via Negalley and Great Escapes Book Tours at my own request. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
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    Spring is in the air and so is murder

    The Keepsake Cover Spring Festival has arrived along with Callie’s ex, Hank, whose band is headlining the concerts. While Callie is long over Hank, she steps up to help exonerate him when the band’s manager is murdered not long after the two had a very public argument. Luckily Brian, her new boyfriend isn’t the jealous type and he’s willing to help her when and where he can. As Callie begins digging she finds there are quite a few people with connections to the dead man, both locals and visiting guests. Coincidence? Not this many, for sure. But Callie has to get solid evidence because the police are pretty sure they have their man. But will Callie get the proof she needs before her own time is up? Book three in the series is another strong entry from the author. Set in the fictional town of Keepsake Cover on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the town draws in beach goers as well as collectors with their themed shops. It’s a quaint village and a super location. There are quite a few red herrings to keep you seeing several suspects who each had motive of their own to do the deed. Definitely a book to add to your reading pile!
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    3rd A Keepsake Cove Mystery

    A Curio Killing by Mary Ellen Hughes is the third novel in A Keepsake Cove Mystery series. Callie Reed owns House of Melody in Keepsake Cove, Maryland. The Keepsake Cove Spring Festival begins the next day and it will be Callie’s first time experiencing it. She is shocked when her old boyfriend, Hank walks into the shop and learns his band will be performing at the festival. The festival is a hit until the band’s manager, Bobby Linville is found murdered and Hank is arrested. Hank has no one else to call and Callie feels compelled to help him. A Curio Killing can be read as a standalone for those new to the series. Callie Reed, Brian Greer, Delia Hamilton, Tabitha and the other collectible shop owners have returned in A Curio Killing. Delia’s costume photographer friend, Jill comes for the festival. I liked her concept of photographing people in costumes (historical and superhero). With Hank arrested for his manager’s murder, Callie jumps in to help him. She is certain that he did not commit the crime. Callie questions band members and follows leads in her search for the killer. There were some interesting aspects to the mystery including the murder weapon and some unexpected revelations. I did feel, though, that Callie was willing to risk too much for the sake of a cheating ex-boyfriend. Her mother is having surgery and would appreciate Callie flying to Portland to be there for her and her current husband. While Brian said he understand why Callie was helping Hank, you could tell that he was not happy with the whole situation. I missed Tabitha’s unique outfits in A Curio Killing. They add a touch of whimsy and humor. I just love the description of Callie’s little cottage with its red siding and sage green door (I would have a navy blue door). A Curio Killing is a light cozy mystery with curious collectibles, cryptic clues, fun photos, chancy conflagrations, and suspicious singer.

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