Today I’m participating in the A Game of Cones Great Escapes Blog Tour. In this post you’ll find information about the book and author along with my review. And be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win an ice cream maker--details below.
About the book . . .
A Game of Cones (Ice Cream Parlor Mystery Series)
Synopsis . . . Bronwyn Crewse is
delighted that Crewse Creamery, the ice cream shop her family has owned
for decades, is restored to its former glory and serving sweet frozen
treats to happy customers in the picturesque small town of Chagrin
Falls, Ohio. But when a big city developer comes to town intent on
building a mall, a killer with a frozen heart takes him out.
After literally stumbling across the body, one of Win's closest friends becomes the prime suspect, and to make things worse, Win's aunt has come to town with the intention of taking command of Crewse Creamery. Even though Win has a rocky road ahead to help her friend and keep her ice cream shop, it'll take more than a sprinkle of murder to stop her from solving the crime and saving the day.
My review . . . Bronwyn "Win" Crewse has comfortably settled back into her hometown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, concocting mouth-watering ice cream treats from her grandmother's recipes and spending time with her family. It isn't long, however, before her daily routine is disrupted by three unexpected visitors: Zeke Reynolds, an outside developer with plans to build a mall in the town triangle; Rory Hunter, a former coworker from New York; and Win's Aunt Jack, the woman responsible for nearly ruining Crewse Creamery with her misguided ideas.
Most of the community is opposed to the mall, and when the developer's lifeless body is found in an alley, the search for a killer begins. To make matters worse, Rory discovered the body, making her the the prime suspect. Win is determined to clear Rory's name, and teams up to do just that with her best friends, Riya, an inquisitive doctor and Maisie, a die-hard television detective series junkie, whose television addiction has give her a false level of sleuthing ability.
Who stands to gain from Zeke's death? There is no shortage of suspects, but will the questions the sleuthing trio ask put them in a killer's crosshairs? And closer to home, how will Win deal with the possibility of Aunt Jack regaining control of the management of the family ice cream parlor?
A Game of Cones is equal parts murder mystery and family drama, with a healthy sprinkle of humor. Colette's cast of ethnically and age diverse characters are quirky and interesting, and the setting is appealing--making Chagrin Falls and Crewse Creamery favorite locations for cozy mystery readers to return to again and again.
Giveaway . . . Author Abby Collette is giving away an ice cream maker. To enter the A Game of Cones giveway, click here.
About the author . . .
Abby L. Vandiver, also writing as Abby Collette, is a hybrid author who has penned more than twenty-five books and short stories. She has hit both the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller list. Books one and two, A Deadly Inside Scoop and A Game of Cones, from her latest cozy series, An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery, published by Penguin Berkley, are available now.
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