My Rating ★★★☆☆ 3 Stars
Thanks to the publisher – Willow Hill Books - and Netgalley for making this title available in exchange for an honest review.
When I first received this title I did not realize it was the fourth book in a series called Ponderosa Pines Cozy Mystery. So, when I began reading I felt like the odd one out. Like someone new to a party which was already in full swing; however, based solely on this book, I can tell that the series is treasured with a range of charming, tolerable, ‘fun’ (by the standard of other humans) and (in a good way) over the top characters.
I found the women to be meddling quidnuncs with too much time on their hands. BUT as I said, I started this series on the fourth book, which means I plunged into a well-established fictional world with no connection or solid background information on the main characters. Such a connection would have been forged from the initial book and the subsequent; and said background information would have been provided in Cat Killed a Rat.
If you’re a fan of mystery books with a bit of feminine comic relief then I recommend this. If you’re into dark thrillers then this definitely won’t be your cup of tea.