Friday, July 15, 2016

Grace Sees Red by Julie Hyzy

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Grace Sees Red
by Julie Hyzy

ISBN-13: 9780425281628
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: June 28, 2016

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Grace Wheaton, curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, and her benefactor, Bennett Marshfield, are discussing the manor when Grace’s trusted—if testy—assistant, Frances, calls, saying she needs some assistance. Arriving at the address Frances has given them, they find a coroner’s van and police cars parked outside an upscale assisted-living facility called Indwell.

One of the elderly residents has been found dead under suspicious circumstances, and Frances, seen arguing with the man earlier that day, is now a person of interest. It’s up to Grace to clear her assistant’s name and find the real killer—before another Indwell resident checks out early.

My Review:
Grace Sees Red is a cozy mystery. It's the seventh book in the series, but you don't need to read the previous novels to understand this one. However, this book did a minor spoiler relating to the mystery of the previous book (#6).

As usual, the characters were enjoyable and interesting. It was clue-based, puzzle mystery. I guessed whodunit and why about two-thirds of the way through. This was a group read, and when it turned out I was right, the others asked if I'd peaked. I didn't, but this means that it's not obvious even if all the clues were there at that point.

Minor point, but both my mom (once a nurse) and I (professionally trained in giving shots to horses) cringed when the author had a trained nurse remove the cap from a needle on a syringe by using his teeth. And it's implied that all the nurses do this. *shudder* Don't do this in RL.

There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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