Renewed for Murder review

This is the sixth book in the Blue Ridge Library Mysteries by Victoria Gilbert. She also writes a newer series as well called Book Lovers B&B Mysteries. Anything that’s related to books and mysteries, I’m there! I’ve come to think of the Blue Ridge characters as old friends, and I’m always happy to see a new installment in this series.

My Goodreads review:

Renewed for Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #6)Renewed for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t say this was my favorite in the series so far, but it was definitely a good mystery and fairly complicated (and admittedly slow in spots), so I just took the advice Brad always gives Amy (but she never follows lol) to let them take over solving it. I kinda just sat back and read wondering what was going to happen next. I never really had one person in mind. At one point, the person whodunit did cross my mind, but I never could come up with a good reason.

The showdown was really exciting though and had Zelda and Amy running around with a killer in an old building in the dark, wow talk about suspense! Everything ended great, and Kurt had a big hand in getting them some much needed help from the authorities. I loved the line he gave Brad when Brad gave his approval for Kurt helping out. But I won’t spoil it. It’s just typical Kurt, and I’ve honestly come to love his character a lot! I don’t think I could’ve said that early on. Yep, he skirts the law, but I remember how everyone always loved ole JR Ewing every Friday night doing that same thing. This guy isn’t much different lol! He’s also very good to have as a friend rather than an enemy, lol.

I’m loving the married Amy and Richard! They’re the cutest couple and despite having their normal share of disagreements, they always end each day on a good note and have lots of respects for each other. I’m definitely looking forward to more adventures in this series!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Crooked Lane via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.

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Getaway with Murder review

This is the first book in the newest series, The Mountain Lodge Mysteries by author Diane Kelly who’s written a nice selection of other cozy mysteries series. I have several of the others but the series I’ve read in is her House-Flipper series. I thought it was fun and cute that Yeti, the beautiful white cat shown on the book cover had some chapters from her viewpoint, third person but it was Yeti thinking. It reminded me of the chapters in House-Flippers that little Sawdust kitty was thinking. I can’t wait for the next Mountain Lodge Mystery to come out!

My Goodreads review:

Getaway With Murder: The Mountain Lodge MysteriesGetaway With Murder: The Mountain Lodge Mysteries by Diane Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a fun and different main character who for once wasn’t the bummed-out result of an ugly divorce. She and Jack actually got along and hugged goodbye. The lodge that Misty bought sounded pretty rough, but I sure can’t blame her for wanting Rocky to be part of that employee team. He sounded pretty amazing…and cute! I’m sure in the coming books we’ll get to see them grow even closer, but I really enjoyed the little friendship they had and the funny banter between them. I liked Brynn who Misty hired to help her with the housekeeping and other general lodge jobs. She walked to her own drummer for sure, but she did seem like she’d be a loyal friend and employee. And that Patty from the diner! I liked her immediately and can totally picture her and Misty becoming besties.

The yoga retreat group was sure a mixed bag of people and emotions. The spoiled brat leader getting offed was the whole focus. While it was kind of an obvious-not-obvious type thing when thinking about whodunit, the showdown was still very good. I don’t want to say much and spoil it, but I was really happy with the turnout and am eagerly looking forward to more books in this series!

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