This is the fourth book in the Pen & Ink Mysteries by one of my fave cozy authors, Krista Davis who’s also one of the first cozy authors I read when I got into cozies around six years ago. I’ve loved all her series. They always have the kinds of characters that you just want to be friends with, some cute pets and plenty of murder and mayhem! A very cozy set of cozy mystery series! The really cool thing about this series is that if you’re into coloring, you can get the paperback book and color in both covers.
My Goodreads review:
A Colorful Scheme by Krista Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
These characters are like visiting old friends now, and I was happy to see that Jacquie and Maxwell were getting married. There were literally so many suspects to pick from for the murder, but one stood out to me sort of early on. But it’s so much fun going down the red herring paths that I let myself go down those and entertained other ideas for whodunit. My original idea was right.
There was a fun side story featuring a couple of the authors that were visiting for this book, and I had part of that mystery right. And whoever would’ve thought that pesky Nelson the guy who’s forever been in love with Florrie would end up being a private investigator? That was featured in someone else’s side story. The continuing thread of John Maxwell’s missing daughter continued although I have absolutely no idea what might’ve happened to her if she’s not dead by now. Somehow I think it might get solved someday, but it’s interesting whenever it’s brought up.
I love where Florrie and Eric are in their relationship. They’re so cute together! And Florrie’s sister Veronica’s taking more hours than I remembered at the bookshop and seemed to be happy with it. I really enjoyed two new characters we met, especially Jezebel! I hope that spunky grandma sticks around in future storylines! She’s such a hoot and provided a little comic relief at times. Can’t wait to find out what Florrie and her crew get into next time! This releases next Tuesday, August 30, 2022. See the little pig on the cover? You’ll find out about her too!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Kensington Cozies via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.