Not sure who to trust other than her best friend, Lurleen, Ditie’s buried maternal instincts kick in to protect the kids and find their mother’s killer—before they’re orphaned again . . .
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Release Date: May 29, 2018
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Actual Rating: 3 stars
Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot is the first book in the Ditie Brown Mystery series. As with all cozies, there is a murder, a sleuthing woman hellbent on finding the killer (sometimes a male, but mostly women), and some twists and turns. For the most part, I did enjoy reading this one. I liked the characters and setting. However, this book didn't feel lighthearted like most cozies. There was a ton of emotion wrapped into the book as the sleuth becomes a guardian for her friends children who happened to be the victim of the story. So not only was she trying to solve her friends murder but she was also thrust into a mothering role herself for the kids. This is all original which is great, but I wanted a light and fluffy read and this really wasn't it.
If you are a cozy mystery fan and are looking for a new series to start then you may want to check out this book. Although I am warning you that it isn't a lighthearted read like many of cozies you may be used too.
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