This this the third book in the Keepsake Cove series by Mary Ellen Hughes, and it’s quickly becoming another favorite series. I thought the addition of author Lyssa Hammond last time as a character was a great move and had hoped she’d return, so I was happy to see that she was around for some sleuthing. Being a mystery writer, she’s pretty well cut out for that job! I’m anxious now for the next book in this series.
My Goodreads review:
A Curio Killing by Mary Ellen Hughes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Once I got really into the first few chapters of this book, I couldn’t put it down. I had enjoyed the first two books a lot, but I loved this one even more. I kept waiting for Aunt Mel to make her presence known by chiming Grandpa Reed’s music box like in the other books. It came but was definitely not what I would have expected, but it was so sweet. I liked that one part of the last book was explained in this book. I can’t go into detail or it would give away something major. It seemed like all the loose ends were neatly finished off.
I hadn’t guessed who the killer was. I knew it couldn’t be Hank, Callie’s formerly not-much-good-for anything ex-boyfriend. He was tossed into jail for killing the band’s manager and I enjoyed that Callie had her author friend Lyssa from the last book there to help her investigate, at least for awhile. Callie and Brian seem to be in a good place with their relationship. Brian has the patience of a saint. What other man would be so gracious when the girl he likes was trying to prove her ex-boyfriend’s innocence. But Callie has proved that she only has eyes for Brian more times than once, so I guess it’s that mutual trust thing that’s so important.
I’m really anxious to read the next book and will need to snoop around to see if it’s available for pre-order yet.