The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn – Joan Hess

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4/5 Mimosa Inns

On The Back:

When you make a game of murder, be careful who the players are…

Who could resist the mock-murder weekend at the charming Mimosa Inn– certainly not bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy, who decides to bring her petulant daughter Caron along for some detecting. As the guests settle in for a weekend of sleuthing, dressed as their favorite literary detectives, many a Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot stand poised to solve a murder. But fiction becomes alarmingly real, as the mock-murder victim isn’t just playing dead– he’s really been bashed to death. More determined than even to find the killer, Claire combs the grounds of the lovely inn for this most uninvited guest.

My Thoughts:

Definitely liking this series so far. In The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn (What a mouthful!) Claire and Caron attend a murder weekend at a small inn outside of town. However, when a real murder happens it’s up to Claire to find the culprit.

Ms. Hess has a talent with subtle, dry humor and she proves it by adding it in throughout the story. I actually found myself laughing out loud at bits of the story. The characters were again written wonderfully. I loved Caron and her perpetual distaste, and Clair and her sarcasm! Peter also reappears and is featured in this book, however besides that this is an entirely new cast of characters are in the mystery.

The mystery itself was good. Claire almost got too close to the annyoing sleuth during a few parts but overall it was good. I really liked how the reveal was played out; it was very unique.

Overall a wonderful second book. I will be continuing this series!

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