Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: Sunbaked Snowbird: Cozy Mystery (Poppy Pepper's Paradise Cove & Mini Golf, Book 1)

(Photo credit:  Amazon.com)

About the Book:

Poppy Pepper's world just came to a stop. One of her guests, a snowbird from Pennsylvania, just turned up dead at her family’s small, retro camper resort. Paradise Cove and Mini Golf was a quiet vacation destination, popular with retirees looking to get away from cold winters up north. 

As a one-time paramedic, Poppy missed the adrenaline rush of the challenging medic job. Channeling her unused energy, and with help from a friend, Poppy can't help but get herself involved in the case. Tangled in details, Poppy finds herself faced with multiple suspects and not enough clues. 
(Courtesy of Amazon.com, from where I ordered the book).

Sapphyria's Review:

When a guest at Poppy's camper resort in Florida is found dead in his beach chair by his wife, all seems consistent with a natural death.  That is....until his ex-wife also shows up on-scene.  Now Poppy can't seem to stop herself from getting involved in the sleuthing and she wants to drag her police friend and her brother the coroner into the mix.  Will Poppy figure out who killed her tenant before the snowbirds all fly back home?

This is a very basic cozy mystery.  There is very little character development and the plot is very straightforward.  I pretty much knew who did it almost immediately.  I do, however, feel that the series has potential and hope that the rest of the books in the series are more developed and less predictable.  I probably won't continue the series at this time but may pick it back up in the future.

Review copy purchased from Amazon.

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