Review; Death By Pumpkin Spice by Alex Erickson

As I've read a few other books in the Bookstore Cafe Mystery series by Alex Erickson, I couldn't resist reading Death by Pumpkin Spice as it's autumn. Today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
Bookstore café owner Krissy Hancock would rather spend Halloween serving pumpkin goodies than wearing costumes with Pine Hills’ wealthiest at Yarborough mansion, especially when the soiree shapes up to be more trick than treat . . .

As if a run-in with an old flame and a failed marriage proposal weren’t enough to horrify Krissy for one night, a woman is found strangled to death in a room filled with ominous jack-o’-lanterns. All signs suggest a crime of passion—but when the hostess’s jewelry disappears, malevolent intentions seem way more likely . . .

With the estate on lockdown and a killer roaming the halls, Krissy must help Officer Paul Dalton investigate each nook, cranny, and guest for answers—while also confronting a few demons of her own. Someone has lots of skeletons in the closet, and Krissy better tread lightly to expose them . . .

My Thoughts on the Book
It was a entertaining locked room mystery with a few red herrings thrown into the mix to keep one guessing for a while. That said, I found the book a bit formulaic at times, as well as a lot of telling, not showing and the fact that Krissy seemed VERY insecure in this book.

I dare say I've enjoyed other books in this series more than this book, but it was entertaining nontheless.


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