I live in a small town, which usually makes all the cozy settings feel extra homey to me. The town I live in has a lovely post office and we all know the mail deliverymen as well as the post master. That is the same feeling I got when I read Cancelled by Murder: A Postmistress Mystery by Jean Flowers. Just as with part one, this second part is one you'll want to read.
From the back of the book:
Cassie Miller returned to her sleepy hometown in the Berkshires to start over as the new postmistress. But she soon finds that dead letters are nothing compared to murder victims...
With a massive storm about to hit North Ashcot, Massachusetts, threatening floods and widespread wind damage, Cassie is forced to close up the post office along with the rest of the local business owners and residents, who are battening down the hatches and bracing themselves for the worst.
Although the storm proves not to be as bad as predicted, fabric shop owner Daisy Harmon is found dead, seemingly killed by a fallen branch. But the police quickly determine that her death had nothing to do with foul weather and everything to do with foul play. After Daisy’s widowed husband approaches her to help solve his wife’s murder, Cassie vows to find the killer before another innocent victim is taken by storm.
Cassie, as I mentioned last time I told you about this series, is a heroine that I can relate to. It was great to see her and Sunni again, and they worked together in a unique way to gather clues. You know last time I was so taken by Quinn and looking forward to seeing that relationship grow, I'm still eager to see it develop and missed his face as he was relegated off scene. Thankfully the whole town is populated with fantastic people and the setting is charming as they come.
The mystery was interesting and I didn't quite figure it out, not the murder mystery part. There were a few things going on that fully held my attention. As with the last part I loved the pacing and the tension toward the end. This is a series I hope is long lived. I can't wait to see what happens next to our small town heroine.
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