June Bug by Jess Lourey
Series: Murder-by-Month Mystery #2
Pages: 229 (eBook)
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Mira James never imagined life after college would be a doublewide trailer outside Battle Lake, Minnesota. Then again, maybe the North Country has more to offer than mosquitoes and broasted chicken. Local legend claims that a diamond necklace was lost nearly a century ago in Whiskey Lake, not far from the present day Shangri-La resort. Mira, a part-time reporter, goes fishing for the story behind the legend, but her dives turn up more than missing jewelry. Buoyed by frozen Nut Goodies and a diminutive circus performer, the exhilarating search leads to a new mystery to unravel, and puts her face to face with the surfacing of a menacing foe from her past.
This was my first Murder-by Month Mystery and found it to be a cute cozy mystery. Mira finds herself in a small town with some strange happenings. I wish I had connected with Mira more, but I figure this might have occurred if I had started from the beginning of the series. There are tons of things going on and a few laughs but ultimately I found this read to fall just a bit short. It could have been more funny and had more engaging characters. It had it's moments but I never found my interest truly piqued. The side characters were plentiful but none got enough face-time for the reader to get attached. Overall a decent cozy mystery read.
I haven't read many cozy mysteries. What's your favorite type of mystery?