Thursday, July 30, 2020

Book Review - DEAD-END DETECTIVE by Amanda Flower

Title:  Dead-End Detective
Author:  Amanda Flower
Genre:  Cozy Mystery, Private Investigator
Release Date:  August 25th, 2020

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About the Book:

USA Today bestselling author and Agatha Award winner Amanda Flower brings charm and intrigue to her first cozy mystery for Hallmark.

They were the Two Girls Detective Agency.
Now, one of them is dead,
and the other is suspected of murder.

Darby Piper is in shock. Samantha Porter—her mentor and business partner at Two Girls Detective Agency—has died in a car crash, and it doesn’t look like an accident. In fact, evidence is pointing toward Darby.

Darby had expected to inherit Samantha’s half of the agency, but Samantha had recently changed the will to leave it to Tate Porter, her nephew, who returns to town.

Tate is no P.I. He’s a veteran, a world traveler, and something of a mystery himself. But as he helps Darby delve into secret histories and real estate development plans, he does seem to have a knack for the job. Will the agency have a future…even if Darby can prove her innocence in time?

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Available for Pre-Order - Release Date: August 25th, 2020

My Review:

What happens when you are the prime suspect for a murder and the lead police officer is your ex-boyfriend? 

Great start to a new series! This was my first time reading something from this author, but I'm sure it won't be my last. Although an interesting plot, I have to admit that the story didn't really hold my interest until the last few chapters and I had put it down several times. I'm glad I stuck with it though because an interesting twist developed and the pace picked up near the end.

The characters were well rounded and likeable, but there were quite a few unanswered questions about them that I'm hoping we will discover in the next book.

I'd love to see this series on the Hallmark Mystery Channel. Just sayin'!

I received a complimentary advance copy (ARC) from NetGalley and Hallmark Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

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About the Author:

manda Flower, a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she'd found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel and her children's mysteries, Andi Unexpected and Andi Under Pressure, were an Agatha Award Nominees for Best Children's/YA Novel. Andi Unstoppable won the Agatha Award for Best Children's/YA Novel 2015. Amanda is a former librarian living in northeast Ohio. 

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