Monday, April 28, 2014

Review: Murder in Half Moon Bay by: Nancy Jill Thames

Title: Murder in Half Moon Bay
Author: Nancy Jill Thames
Publisher: Createspace
Series: Jillian Bradley #1
Pages: 191
Format: Kindle e-book
Source: Purchase


All Jillian Bradley wants is to spend a quiet weekend by the ocean and enjoy her afternoon tea. But a startling discovery draws Jillian and her garden club friends into solving a mystery that threatens her life and changes her future.

The unlikely team helps the chief uncover a series of mysterious events that lead to solving several murders, both past and present. Could it be the mean spirited conference director? Perhaps it's the wealthy widow on the make for her next husband; or maybe the killer is the haughty business woman who shows no regard for her brow beaten husband.

“Murder in Half Moon Bay,” Book 1 in The Jillian Bradley Mystery Series, introduces Jillian's little companion Teddy, a Yorkie who falls prey to danger but rises to become a sleuth dog in the next book.

My Thoughts: 

I got this book as a free download on Amazon's site, it starts out with Jillian setting up a garden club gathering.  It doesn't take long to meet a group of interesting characters that are so different from one another.

The hard part I had with this book was that the chief of Police seemed to accommodating to Jillian.  Usually in cozy's it's all the cops saying "Butt out, or obstruction of justice" this book he was too willing to let Jillian and her friends snoop around.  Which I found odd.

Overall a great cozy mystery with a couple of murders, love affair, kidnapping and everything else is entailed.  I was generally thrilled with it!
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