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    Debut of A Front Page Mystery

    The Great Jewel Robbery by Elizabeth McKenna is the first book in A Front Page Mystery series. Emma Moore and Grace Warner are heading to Fontana, Wisconsin to cover a charity gala and auction being held at the home of Ivy and Edward Braun. When an expensive Art Deco jewelry set is stolen, Emma and Grace set out to find the thief. The Great Jewel Robbery is for readers who like light, humorous cozy mysteries. Emma is the main character and the story is told from her point-of-view. Emma is a sports reporter with the Chicago Tribune, a tad bit clumsy, and has a large sweet tooth. Grace works on the Life & Style desk at the paper because of her connections, but she wants to do investigative reporting. Emma and Grace have been best friends since college despite their opposing backgrounds. When Grace’s boyfriend bailed on the event at the last minute, she roped Emma into being her plus one. Grace sees the disappearance of the jewels as the perfect opportunity to show her boss that she can do an investigative piece. The pair question guests and staff members to narrow down the timeline and locate the thief along with costly gems. They manage to get in some time on the lake plus enjoy the rooftop pool along with the luscious dishes prepared by Chef Porter. The mystery suits the story and the length of the novel. There are instant sparks between Emma and Detective Ryan O’Mara (it may have to do with him stealing the last donut). The Great Jewel Robbery is a good book to read at the beach or inside with the air conditioning on full blast (if you live in Florida like me). The Great Jewel Robbery has flirtatious men, tantalizing treats, luxurious amenities, stolen stones, suspicious suspects and two keen reporters.
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    The Great Jewel Robbery

    The Great Jewel Robbery is the beginning of Elizabeth McKenna’s series, A Front Page Mystery. This is my first introduction to Miss McKenna’s writing. It definitely will not be the last for me. In this book, the reader is introduced to best friends since childhood and now Chicago Tribune reporters, Emma and Grace. Grace is set to work at yearly auction and charity ball. She invites Emma to join her. While at the mansion where the event is held, Emma stumbles across an unconscious man inside. What once thought to be a simple passed out drunk, turns out to be something more! The wall safe is emptied, including a diamond necklace worth three million dollars. The two best friends quickly start their investigation of what happened and where the necklace has gone. I really enjoyed The Great Jewel Robbery. This is a fun and delightful cozy mystery. I was caught up in the suspense and mystery along with Emma and Grace. I never knew where the two would end up next. I had no problem what so ever continuing to read until the end. I had it read in just a few short hours. It was fun getting to know the two friends and enjoyed their bond. Such a beautiful and special friendship. I am giving The Great Jewel Robbery a well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy a quick cozy mystery. I look forward to the next installment from A Front Page Mystery series. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
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    A cute read

    This was a cute read, a cozy mystery which had a robbery, an assault, and a murder in between moments of peace and entertainment, and hints of romance with the lead Detective. Emma and Grace reporters at the Chicago Tribune were to cover the auction of the diamond jewelry, and you guessed it - the jewels were robbed, and Emma and Grace were spurred to action. Both wanted to prove themselves as serious reporters. Ryan as the lead detective, brought out the heat factor and hints of romance. My first book by Elizabeth, and I could devour the book in one sitting. An easy to read manner along with cool stuff like loads of great food and deserts, a rooftop pool, and fireworks literally made this book different from other cozies. Being the first in the Front Page mystery series, understanding the girls proved to be easy. I loved the girls' loyalty and friendship to each other. Plot was straightforward, and suspects were few. Red herrings at strategic points confused me and made these girls work harder. They uncovered clues, ate their deserts, danced a bit, and went for a spin in the lake. This book made the stresses of life go away, it was a gentle mystery which made me enjoy the journey of the words down the pages. Absolutely the best breakfast read.
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