About the Book
Author: Cynthia Hickey
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: May 3, 2019
“No one does a final suspense scene like Cynthia Hickey!” – Stewart Writing Services
A rash of burglaries?
What kind of job had she been hired to do?
CJ Turley is excited to begin her new life as overseer of Heavenly Acres, a tiny house community in the Ozark mountains. As she’s handed the keys to her new house, by a woman who seems far too eager to leave the job to someone else, CJ is told the community is experiencing a rash of burglaries and she should visit the nearby Park Ranger for help.
Can CJ and her new friends stop a thieving murderer before they lose something far more precious than jewels? Their life!
From first day, to spending time with handsome ranger, Eric Drake, to a cast of quirky characters who are all suspect in CJ’s mind, you’re bound for a fun, hilarious, romp in this first book of a new small town, cozy mystery series by best-selling and award-winning author.
I do wish there had been more description of the initial setting. I am not familiar with collections of tiny houses, some owned, apparently, and some vacation rentals. And I never quite understood the relationship of Eric, the ranger, to the campground and the tiny house park. So a little more initial set up would have helped my appreciation of the rest of the story.
This is a fun, quick read for those who enjoy a good cozy mystery with fun characters and a hint of romance.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author
More from Cynthia
I don’t live in a tiny house, but my husband and I downsized from a 2100 sq. ft home to a 1,000 sq. ft. home. Guess which one we prefer? The smaller one 😊 We always know where things are, it’s easier to keep clean, and no stairs to go up and down when we forget something. I’m pretty sure I couldn’t live in anything less than 400 sq. ft. if I lived alone, but it was fun to write about those who do.
I’ve watched so many tiny house shows, I’m pretty sure I could design one with everything I’d need. We even told our son that if he moved where we live, we’d build him one in the backyard! He wasn’t amused.
On a serious note, just kidding. While my cozy series have humor, they also have murder and mayhem with quirky characters and a dash of romance. I like my readers to chuckle as the characters strive to take down the culprit without too much danger to themselves.
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