Monday, May 10, 2021

A Body at the Tea Rooms by @DMacDonaldAuth, a #BookReview


This was a great and traditional cozy that got to the dead body rather quickly. Yeah! Sometimes, I find that cozies can take a bit to get set up and going. Not the case here.

A body is found in a basement and it leads to all sorts of rumors around town as to who it could have been. The owner of the property, Angie, who is the sister of the main character, Kate Palmer, thinks that she's going to benefit financially from this macbre turn of events. After all, she's turning the place into a tea room/pub at night and who wouldn't want to come for a drink or meal at the sight of a mysterious death? Sadly, she was probably on to something with that, but things don't always go according to plan.

Kate, the main character, is a busybody and needs to get answers, sometimes overlooking that actions she takes may hurt those she cares about. But she does have the best intentions at heart. Her relentless nature is actually admirable, and it has her taking action to get to the bottom of who was found in the cellar and how he came to be there. Was it murder and, if so, who did the dastardly deed?

Full of twists, secrets, and danger, Kate will need to navigate through all of them to get to the truth. Will she be able to do so and walk away unharmed? You'll need to read the book to find out. No spoilers here! Well worth a read.

I received an advanced reading copy of this book for honest review. Thank you to the author, Bookouture, and NetGalley.

Available from popular retailers including Amazon Canada.