This is the first book I have read from this prolific author. I was pleasantly surprised. It's got quirky characters, a barbecue chicken wing eating deer, Estonian mob characters, and a town with BIG THINGS. I liked the heroine, Alice. She'd gotten duped by the mob guy she was supposed to keep safe. He'd gotten killed in an auto accident. Her reputation ruined, Alice goes back to her hometown to lick her wounds and find a new way. Instead, she finds a body.
This novel is pure entertainment although I was surprised to read in the author afterward that there really is a town with BIG THINGS. In this novel, it was a way to try to keep the town from totally dying. Who wouldn't jump on a tour bus to see the world's biggest lawn flamingo, pizza cutter or giant mushroom?
This is a fun mystery to read when one needs a total escape. The plot might be a little complex and some of the character actions are a bit unbelievable, but you'll laugh or at least smile as you read. There are probably no intellectual insights in this novel. It's just fun.
This cozy mystery releases May 31 in ebook. If you pre-order now you can get some extras. You can find out more at https://www.kirstenweiss.com/a-big-murder-mystery.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Kirsten Weiss writes humorous, entertaining mysteries for people who want to escape with flawed but likable characters. You can find out more at https://www.kirstenweiss.com/.
Misterio Press, 315 pages.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. 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.)