|Cozy Mystery Novella|
I was able to download Pains and Penalties (A Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery #1) by Sarah Biglow for FREE from Amazon. Below is my unbiased review of Pains and Penalties (A Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery #1) by Sarah Biglow.
I enjoy reading cozy mystery novels and Sarah Bigelow is a new to me author. I thought Pains and Penalties (A Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery #1) by Sarah Biglow was a decent enough read. However, some things about this novel didn't seem that credible... Like the fact, that the leading character Kalina Greystone is able to pick up on things that the police detective misses and solve the murder for him. Additionally, the police detective provides Kalina with information about an ongoing case and also takes her along with him while on duty as a cop at times that seemed inappropriate. But overall, this novella was a decent whodunnit, despite the fact that it had the flaws mentioned above.
The following is a summary for Pains and Penalties (A Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery #1) by Sarah Biglow from Amazon:
A new amateur sleuth is on the case in the first book of this Cozy Mystery novella series.
When Kalina Greystone returns home to the small town of Ellesworth, MA in the wake of her father's passing to take over the family's comic book shop, she never expects to reconnect with her old flame, Detective Christian Harper. But when elderly Mrs. Davies winds up murdered at the annual Solstice Fair, Kalina can't help but get swept up in his investigation and solving the case. While Detective Harper runs his investigation, she cozies up to the dead woman’s best friend, Mrs. Grant, and learns that she and a third woman, Ms. Ellicott, might be targets. Someone has sent them notes with the cryptic warning ‘Lying is a mortal sin’. As Kalina digs deeper into the women’s shared past, she unearths the perjury that sentenced an innocent man to prison. After discovering Ms. Ellicott dead in her home, Kalina and Detective Harper must race to unmask the killer before vengeance can be sated.I am giving Pains and Penalties (A Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery #1) by Sarah Biglow a rating of 2 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!