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This is a great collection of cozy mysteries. Each story is well written and a fun read. The stories will keep you guessing well into the book or even until the end when it finally hits you and you exclaim, "Ah ha! I know who did it!" Very enjoyable and fun collection.
Murder in the Mall was a great first cozy mystery well done by Mimi Barbour. She had me guessing who dunnit clear to the end. Every time I would think I had it figured out, Mimi would throw something out there that had me second-guessing my suspect and changing my mind. I love when an author can keep me on my toes like that clear to the end. Well done, Mimi Barbour.
Murder in the Mall by Mimi Barbour This is the first of the 'Murder is to Die' murder series. In the small town of Qualicum Beach, B.C. the owner of the shoe store is found murdered. The shoe store is part of a four store mall and Sid, the victim has not endeared himself to any of the other store owners. Flora, who owns the antique store, found Sid infuriating. Ted, who runs the book store found that Sid pushed him to the limits with his rudeness. Mattie, who owns the bakery next door, was the only one who tried hard to stay on good terms with him by bringing him a freshly baked muffin every morning. When the police start investigation the murder, no one has an alibi. Then thanks to Ancestry.com, long lost family members appear. Could one of them be the killer? This Cozy Mystery is a delight to read with some unexpectedly funny moments. Mattie is serving delicious muffins to the policeman when she stops and asks, “Why was there no blood?”