Sunday, December 24, 2017

Comic Sans Murder by Paige Shelton

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Comic Sans Murder
by Paige Shelton

ISBN-13: 9780425277270
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
As the owners of The Rescued Word, Clare Henry and her grandfather Chester specialize in restoring old typewriters and repairing beloved books. They've invited world-famous horror author Nathan Grimes to their shop to use their equipment for his next book. But all plans to work on the book take a step in the wrong direction when a tourist discovers an abandoned ski boot on the slopes--and the only sign of the owner is the dismembered foot he left inside! Then the body of Clare's high school friend Lloyd Gavin is discovered sans one foot.

When all toes point to a small, invitation-only class reunion gone wrong, Clare and her best friend, police officer Jodie Wentworth, hurry to track down the killer before more former classmates become Most Likely to Be Killed.

My Review:
Comic Sans Murder is a cozy mystery. This is the third book in the series. You don't need to read the previous books to understand this one, and this one didn't spoil the whodunit of the previous mysteries.

The mystery was clue-based. A critical clue was known by Clare before the big reveal, but the reader is left in the dark about what it is. Still, I was fairly certain of whodunit even before then, so whodunit is guessable. Clare illegally entered a building twice because she was too impatient to wait for her detective friend's help, but she was generally content to ask questions and tag along when Jodie (the detective) questioned people. The antics of the horror novelist filled out the "everyday" part of the story.

There was a minor amount of bad language. There were no sex scenes. 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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