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  • Haunting

    While working on their next house flip, Jazzi finds a locked bedroom that belonged to the original owners’ daughter. It turns out the girl died at her graduation party, having been pushed from the balcony off her bedroom. The room and it’s furnishings were left untouched just as the young girl left it. Sadly the case was never solved. As a Jazzi reads through the girls journals she becomes determined to find justice for the young girl. As Jazzi reads on, she finds that so many were jealous of the girl and some in her own family seemed to hate her. Teaming up with her favorite detective, this cold case heats up and the murderer seems to have struck again. They’re determined to not let the case turn cold again, but at what cost? I love old houses and bringing them back to life. Add in a solid whodunit and this series delivers a satisfying read each and every time. Recipes from Jazzi’s kitchen are included as well.

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  • The house flippers can solve more than old homes

    This entry to the series has our rehabbers discovering a locked room that had been the bedroom of the deceased—untouched and locked. Jazzi, her hubby Ansel, and cousin Jerod are working on another flipper, this time in the little town of Merlot. The house has been sold with furnishings and the room in particular left just as the young graduating teenager had prior to her untimely death. They don’t get too deeply into the project before Jazzi is asked to dig into the cold case as the girl’s boyfriend was the prime suspect but never charged or exonerated and is still left with the stigma. Jazzi balances her full-on rehab work with the boys as she also prepares their lunches and snacks, meets the girls for their weekly gab fest, and provides a big family dinner every Sunday, as has been her routine now for some time. They have a pug, George, and two kitties. In between, she begins to read the journal left by the teen. Then a body is found obviously connected to the case which involves Gaff, their local police connection The narrative is well-plotted, the mystery just under the surface, as the three work through their plan for renovation, choosing colors, textures, materials, and equipment. I enjoy the characters and see a subtle change now in the dynamics of the main characters. The pacing is just right, working on the mystery, working on the house, working on the family relationships, and working on some pretty interesting food dishes. An easy-in conclusion and the promise of Book 6 and I’m a happy reader.

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  • Loved it!

    amateur-sleuth, cold-case, family-dynamics, friendship, murder-investigation, Indiana, small-town, small-business***** Jazzi, her husband, and others work together to flip houses in a small town in Indiana. Earlier efforts have come with a skeleton or two, but none in this house. A young woman did die after being pushed and falling off the roof but the case went cold. Until now. Lots of good characters and some nasty ones, but all are lively and well portrayed. Good story with twists, red herrings, and real surprises. I've read a couple of earlier ones but the author easily inserts info about past investigations that make this one an easy stand alone. Loved it! I requested and received a free ebook copy from Kensington Books via NetGalley. Thank you!

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  • Read the prior books first

    Through NetGalley, I received a free copy of THE BODY FROM THE PAST (Book 5 of the Jazzi Zanders Mysteries) by Judi Lynn in exchange for an honest review. Jazzi, her husband Ansel, and her cousin Jerod are house flippers. In the midst of their newest renovation, they discover a locked room contained the dusty, untouched remnants of a teenage girl’s life. They soon learn the bedroom’s occupant, Jessica Hodgkill, was killed in the middle of her high school graduation party, and the mystery, along with the slaying of a similar-looking young woman, was never solved. Rumors abounded, and one implicated a male classmate of Jessica’s; though he was never charged, his current interactions with the community of Merlot, Indiana, are still affected by the suspicion, so he asks Jazzi to clear his name. Jazzi’s involvement kicks off community interest; Jessica’s friends want justice while others resist and cause trouble. As Halloween approaches, the locals begin to seriously question the party goers and narrow the suspects. This spurs the murderer to resort to old tricks. I enjoyed the storyline. I note that I haven’t read the previous books in this series. As a result, I struggled with understanding the characters and their connections to one another. I suggest reading the previous books before attempting this one. I recommend the series to fans of cozy mysteries featuring murder, home renovation, construction, interior design, and pugs. #TheBodyFromThePast #NetGalley

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  • Fun Halloween theme

    Jazzi, her husband Ansel, and her cousin Jerod have purchased a house to flip and discover a locked room in the opening pages of The Body From The Past by Judi Lynn. Jazzi is immediately intrigued when she finds the untouched bedroom of a young girl murdered in that very house. As the mystery unfolds amid twisted relationships and a broken family, murder strikes again. This mystery is well developed and the characters interesting and multi-faceted. I enjoyed the underlying themes of house flipping, fall, and Halloween. Jazzi is a strong female protagonist who enjoys cooking and has strong family/friend relationships. This book is one of a series but is easy to follow without have read earlier releases and I eagerly await the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy and all opinions are my own.

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