Sunday, June 29, 2014

Book Review: A Fun, Cozy Mystery with Great Characters!

I just finished reading and enjoying a fun "cozy mystery" with some very likeable characters in a great mystery. "Roses
and Daisies and Death, Oh My!" by Penny Cover Petersen is well-worth reading!  I met Penny at a book expo (I was one of the other authors there who was fortunate enough to sit next to her). I could tell that Penny was inspired by the small, historic downtown area of the city we live in. She really paints a great picture of little shops in a small downtown area and the personalities and relationship between two adult sisters that own a shop and adopt a dog they name Malcolm.  It's very easy to visualize the entire story.
   Penny is a great writer and I highly recommend this enjoyable cozy mystery. It left me wanting to know more about the next adventure that Daisy and Rose get involved in!  I hope that Penny writes a sequel soon. - Rob

BOOK SUMMARY: Nothing ruins a peaceful morning walk like finding a blood-spattered body. And Daisy Greene and Rose Forrest, sisters and co-owners of Champagne Taste, really need a peaceful morning walk. They have enough on their minds already. Christmas is right around the corner, business is brisk, and their little antiques district of Old Towne is being plagued with petty thievery and vandalism. Murder is just not in the game plan.
   And if finding bodies lying around walking trails isn't enough to destroy a perfectly good day, Daisy's ex-husband, state trooper Bill Greene, shows up to investigate the murder. Nosy by nature anyway, Daisy takes Bill’s presence as a challenge to find the murderer.
   When Daisy and Rose start asking questions things get hairier. Someone begins stalking them. Daisy receives threatening letters and is brutally attacked.
   Their determination grows when clues lead to a missing priceless diamond and the man Daisy is dating becomes the next victim. With the help of their eccentric mother, Angela, and their hormonally-exuberant dog, Malcolm, they follow the clues to catch a killer.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next