This is the second book in the Mountain Lodge Mysteries which started in 2021 but for some reason it just seems like it’s been longer since I read that first book. The series is by Diane Kelly, no stranger to writing cozy mysteries with memorable characters and awesome pets. I really love the three series I currently read by her and it’s always so hard to wait for the next book!
My Goodreads review:
A Trip with Trouble by Diane Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It was fun visiting the Mountaintop Lodge again and for some reason it just seemed like forever since I’d read that first book, but the characters were so memorable there was absolutely no problem getting settled back in with Misty, Rocky and Brynn, and of course Yeti kitty and Molasses aka Mo, Rocky’s dog. I always like those short scenes from Yeti’s viewpoint since she sometimes sees stuff before the humans do or observes it differently. Too bad she can’t tell the humans, lol.
Misty hosted a lively but orderly group and I was honestly sad when one of their own was who was murdered this time. Misty and Rocky’s sleuthing together is always lots of fun, but she got with Brynn for part of it too. Was it one of the motorcycle club members who’d had too much of the lady or was a family member? Or some random stranger? Misty had all kinds of questions in her mind and worked closely with Deputy Gillespie to flush out their killer.
There were a couple side mysteries which could’ve easily been connected to the murder…were they or weren’t they? You’ll have to read for yourselves and find out in a couple days when this book releases on October 25. I can’t wait for the next one!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by St. Martin’s Paperbacks via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.