Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Kewpie Killer by Falafel Jones

eBook Cozy Mystery Novel
The Kewpie Killer by Falafel Jones is the fourth book I've read by Falafel Jones... In fact, I chose to read The Kewpie Killer by Falafel Jones because I enjoyed reading three prior novels written by the author.

The Kewpie Killer by Falafel Jones is a cozy mystery novel approximately 205 pages in length. 

I must admit that I wasn't overly impressed with the first chapter or two of The Kewpie Killer. I felt like the start of The Kewpie Killer was a bit rocky and I almost gave up on reading it. The storyline and characters just weren't grabbing my attention like they had in the author's previous novels. 

AdditionallyThe Kewpie Killer needs some minor editing work throughout the novel to make it a better read overall... However, with that said, the storyline, plot development, and characters were good for The Kewpie Killer

I did like the main characters of Raquel and Frank a lot. I am hoping Falafel Jones writes another mystery novel that will feature these two characters solving another murder case together and also further exploring their budding romance in more detail.

The Kewpie Killer by Falafel Jones also had a lot of twists and turns that kept the story interesting. This novel also kept me guessing as to who the real killer was... The ending had a real kicker of a surprise that I didn't see coming either!

The following is a plot summary for The Kewpie Killer by Falafel Jones from Amazon:
It’s hard to be a tough investigative reporter when Mommy owns the paper, you lose your apartment and you have to move back home. There’s also no solace in your social life when you own at least one bridesmaid dress for every friend you have. Just ask rookie reporter, Raquel Flanagan.
The night Raquel covers a carnival opening, a Bearded Lady of questionable gender finds a dead farmer planted next to a Kewpie doll. Both the farmer and the doll sport straw hats and overalls. Anxious to prove herself to Mom, who is a pathological perfectionist, Raquel locates reports of additional victims dead next to dolls that match their occupations.
At first, no one believes Raquel's theory that a serial Kewpie Killer exists. Then, Raquel meets and falls for Eddie Franklin, a cop working Kewpie Killings in Florida. Eddie can’t leave his job and Raquel's mom wants her to run the paper in New York. Raquel doesn’t know what to do. She still hasn’t found a place to live and now someone’s sending her Kewpie reporters with tape over the eyes and mouths.
I am giving The Kewpie Killer by Falafel Jones a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

As far as my reading goals go for 2018, The Kewpie Killer by Falafel Jones is the 3rd of 12 books I plan to read, which I obtained after May 2014.

Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. Good going. I do like a good serial killer mystery myself.

    1. Thank you!! Yes, serial killer books are good reads if really well written.

  2. It may not be a perfect read, but that title! It totally made me smile. And is the author really named Falafel Jones? That's so perfect. :)

    1. The title is a good one for sure... And yes, the author's name is Falafel Jones!