Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Review: In the Dead of Winter

Hello Blog Buddies!

Up for today is In The Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl. It's a cozy mystey that I found thanks to the great people on the DorothyL list - a wonderful resource for talking about mysteries and finding great books!

This is also considered inspirational fiction. I don't typically read inspirational fiction, so I don't know if this is standard for the genre, but basically there are references to God and the main character is a Christian so occasionally prays, etc. It felt very seamlessing integrated into the story to me.

So, the setup - Samantha "Ivy" Towers returns to Winter Break, Kansas when her beloved Aunt Bitty dies. Aunt Bitty lived above the used book store that she owned and ran. It was a place of warmth and comfort for Ivy, the most home she ever felt. But soon it seems to Ivy that Winter Break isn't as safe as she assumed. The story of her aunt falling from the book store ladder doesn't add up and Ivy needs to find out the truth.

If you love winter and Christmas and cozy mysteries in front of cozy fires this book is for you! Some others you might enjoy along these lines are Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Maillet and Christmas at Cliffhanger Inn by Christine E. Collier.


Kimber An said...

Oh, thank you for such a lovely review, Mystery Robin.

Robyn said...

I love cozies. So much fun but no guts and grit.

NancyMehl said...

Stumbled across this lovely review. What a nice surprise. Thanks, Robin. (S)

Nancy Mehl