Monday, November 18, 2013

Review: Murderous Matrimony by: Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene

Title: Murderous Matrimony
Author: Joyce Lavene & Jim Lavene
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Pages: 206
Series:Renaissance Faire Mystery #6
Format: ebook
Source: Cozy Book Tour
Murderous Matrimony (Renaissance Faire Mystery #6)


In less than two short weeks, Jessie Morton will marry Chase Manhattan at Renaissance Faire Village and Marketplace. But so much can go wrong in that short time. A man is murdered in Jessie’s new Arts and Crafts Museum and her assistant is being scrutinized for the deed. Chase’s brother and parents have arrived and are still against their marriage. Wanda’s ghost is busy making Jessie’s life miserable. The Ren Faire wedding of her dreams may never take place. Can Jessie talk Chase into eloping before it’s too late?

My Thoughts:

This is the 6th book in the series and this one starts out with Jessie and Chase getting ready for their wedding in two weeks, but unlike most weddings this one will be held in the village with all their friends and family.  That is of course if Jessie can get a ghost off her case and solve a murder.  Jessie can't seem to get Wanda off her case a woman who died and is now spending eternity harassing Jessie.  Jessie is determined to find a way that Wanda can't haunt anyone else, including Jessie herself.

Not far into the book a murder is committed. David a madman to the village is found dead and Jessie's new worker is their prime suspect add to that Jessie's museum is off limits until the murder is solved.  Is this a case of a hatred between the two men and one of them killing the other or is something more sinister going on?  Will Chase and Jessie have a happily ever after or will there even be a wedding?

I love reading this series it's unlike any other cozy mystery.  You have the mystery but then you have the whole Renaissance Faire thing going on that I love people in costumes and the way they talk it's incredible how the authors have added that to the story.  I also love how Jessie is able to investigate without to much negativity with Chase.  He doesn't warn her against it.  And of course going back to read about various characters and what they are up to now is always a great treat in itself.
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2 shout outs:

Anonymous said...

I'm new to the cozy mysteries and haven't heard of this series. Sounds very interesting. I will have to search some of these books out. Thanks for the great review!

Unknown said...

Wonderful review! Looking forward to reading this book!
Barbara Thompson