Thursday, November 12, 2015

Death Takes Priority by Jean Flowers

Cozy fans I have just finished Death Takes Priority by Jeans Flowers and I am so excited to tell you about this debut book in the Postmistress Mystery series. You know how excited I get when I get in at the start of a new series and I am always happy to be able to share that with you.

From the back of the book:

Introducing a murder mystery that really delivers!

After caring for her dying aunt and being dumped by her fiancé, Cassie Miller decides to return to her small hometown in the Berkshires to lick her wounds and live in the house where she was raised. Leaving behind her managerial position in the Boston main postal office, Cassie trades in her tailored suits and high heels for the comfortable blue shirt and red, white, and blue striped scarf of the Postmaster for North Ashcot, Massachusetts.

Everything is business as usual until Cassie arrives at work one day to find that someone has broken into the post office building. The only items stolen: stacks of telephone books. Who steals phone books? Two days later, the body of an unidentified man is found in the woods. And when the handsome antiques dealer she just had lunch with is taken into custody, Cassie is suddenly drawn into the case. With a crime enveloped in mystery, she needs to track the killer—before another victim’s fate is sealed in the dead letter office…

My thoughts:

I felt an instant bond with Cassie, the heroine, since I live in the type of small town she was trying to acquaint herself to. As I said, the story was set in a charming small town and it was populated with the types of characters that seem real; ones that you instantly feel like you know someone like that. Next to Cassie, Quinn is my absolute favorite and I just can't wait to see how things evolve as everyone gets to know each other better.

The mystery was involving someone Cassie knew so that made it personal for her and I liked that the police investigator was a friend, as well as understanding. There wasn't that typical stay out of it tension. The mystery was fun to think about and there were a lot of suspects but I did not figure it out. I loved the reveal because it was unexpected and very exciting. I am so thrilled to be at the start of this series and look forward to the next part. I know you will just love the mystery, as well as the wonderful people. I can easily recommend you grab a copy posthaste. 

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