Saturday, February 5, 2022

Long Overdue at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers

This is a fitting cozy mystery for the dead of winter as it takes us to the snowy regions of Wisconsin. A man is found in his fishing shanty atop the frozen lake. He has been murdered. The husband of Rain's good friend is arrested for the murder. Rain knows he must be innocent but can she and her friend find the real killer before it is too late?

I enjoyed this mystery. The setting is well described with characters trudging through winter snow. The characters are done well too. We get to see more of Julia's character as her husband is the accused. I like how Rain and Julia pursue rumors and stories, interviewing people the police might never think of questioning. And they solve the mystery in a final suspenseful quest.

This is a good novel for readers who like a mystery set in an interesting location with two brave female amateur murder mystery aficionados.

This is the second book in a series and you can read my review of the first book, Murder at the Lakeside Library

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Holly Danvers also writes under the name of Holly Quinn and is a prolific author. She lives in the Midwest with her husband. You can find out more at

Crooked Lane Books, 304 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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