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Title: Berries and Birthdays
Author: Leena Clover
Publisher: Independently published
Publish Date: May 21, 2018
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Pelican Cove #3
My Rating: 4/5
July 4th parade ends in 100 year old’s gruesome murder.
He never cut the birthday cake Jenny baked for him!
The Pelican Cove police are clueless about why anyone would murder a 100 year old man on his birthday. With most of the victim’s large family admitting they hated him, Jenny decides the obvious suspects are innocent. She will pursue the most unlikely string of clues to uncover a mystery that spans generations. Her startling discovery will shock the entire community. Can she apprehend the murderer in time?
The busy tourist season spurs Jenny to dish out treats like iced coffees and crab cakes. She’s happy being wooed by two hot and eligible men while her friend Heather tries her hand at online dating.
Book 3 in the Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series promises a mystery you never saw coming. If you like beach settings, mouth watering food and mysteries that keep you guessing till the end, you will like Berries and Birthdays.
Jenny moved to the small town of Pelican Cove after her divorce. She has settled in the community, making friends and working at a local cafe. In her short time in Pelican Cove, she has helped solve two murders – Strawberries and Strangers and Cupcakes and Celebrities. With Berries and Birthdays, a local man is killed on his 100th birthday, and Jenny is once again ready to help solve the mystery.
Berries and Birthdays is the third book in the Pelican Cove cozy mystery series. This book can be read as a standalone, though I do suggest reading the previous books to be more familiar with the characters.
I enjoyed the mystery in this one more than the previous book. This mystery hits all the high points for an enjoyable cozy read – amateur sleuth, charming setting, a little romance, and interesting characters.
I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Books in the Pelican Cove Series:
- Strawberries and Strangers
- Cupcakes and Celebrities
- Berries and Birthdays
- Sprinkles and Skeletons
- Waffles and Weekends
- Muffins and Mobsters
- Parfaits and Paramours
- Truffles and Troubadours
- Sundaes and Sinners
- Croissants and Cruises
- Pancakes and Parrots
- Cookies and Christmas
- Popsicles and Poisons
- Biscuits and Butlers