Book Review: The Body in the Apartment by Judi Lynn

The Body in the Apartment by Judi Lynn

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BOOK INFO

Title: The Body in the Apartment
Author: Judi Lynn
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Publish Date: March 17, 2020
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: A Jazzi Zanders Mystery #4
My Rating: 3/5


BOOK BLURB

The charming homes of River Bluffs, Indiana, make perfect projects for house-flipper Jazzi Zanders. Less charming is her hothead brother-in-law, who’s a bit of a fixer-upper himself.
But could he also be a murderer?

Jazzi married her gorgeous contractor Anselโ€”not his family. But somehow she keeps living with them. So she’s delighted to help Ansel’s brother Radley move out of their home and into his own place, in the same building as his work supervisor, Donovan. But when Donovan is shot and his apartment ransacked following an argument with Ansel and Radley’s older brother Bain, their sibling becomes a suspectโ€”especially after his missing gun turns up as the murder weapon.

Told not to leave town by Detective Gaff, big brother moves in with… Jazzi and Ansel. Now Jazzi needs to prove Bain’s no killer, not only to keep him out of jailโ€”but to get him out of their house. What was the killer looking for in Donovan’s apartment? And what will happen to the next person who gets in the way?


The Body in the Apartment by Judi Lynn
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MY REVIEW

This is the fourth book in the Jazzi Zanders mystery series by Judi Lynn. Ansel’s brother Radley has decided to stay in town, and Jazzi and Ansel help him move into his new apartment. During the move, Ansel and Radley’s brother Bain shows up to try and convince Radley to return to the family’s dairy farm. Unfortunately, Radley’s friend Donovan, who lives in the same apartment complex, is killed while everyone is there. Bain becomes a suspect. Jazzi helps solve the murder.

I’ve read the previous three books in this series and recommend reading them in order: The Body in the Attic, The Body in the Wetlands, and The Body in the Gravel. They can be read out of order though. The personal stories are continued, but the mystery is standalone for each book.

Jazzi, Ansel, and her cousin Jerod flip houses. I enjoy the idea of a house flipper amateur sleuth, so this cozy series is a good one for me. Jazzi also likes to cook and enjoys hosting meals for her family and friends. She seemed to cook more in this book, and there are a few recipes included at the end of the book. I’m still perplexed why the detective on the cases always includes Jazzi in the investigation, even bringing her to interviews. Still, it’s a fun and entertaining series.

A light, cozy mystery. Likable characters and a good mystery.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

11 thoughts on “Book Review: The Body in the Apartment by Judi Lynn

  1. Ooooo, I have all of these on my kindle, time to get to them and I can read them in order. Nice review Darinda. I love the name of the main character.

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