Wednesday, the 15th of July, and time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it–what its about, why you want to read it, and such. If you participate, link back to Lisa’s page, and do also leave your links in the comments below as I’d love to check out your picks as well!
Today, my pick is a first in series, a cosy mystery–Strictly Murder by Lynda Wilcox. I had picked this one up quite a while ago when it was free on Kindle since I generally enjoy reading cosies. The series has nine books so far including seven full-length ones and a couple of shorter works. This first book was published in 2012.
In this one Verity Long, a personal assistant around whom the series is centred and who works for a crime writer, is house-hunting. But as the description says, the house has two reception rooms, kitchen and bath, but the master bedroom holds a nasty shock, for Verity finds a dead celebrity. And so her house-hunt turns into a murder mystery as Verity ends up in the world of ‘dance shows, TV studios, and dangerously gorgeous male costars’. But she might just be the ‘killer’s next tango partner’.
This sounds like a light-hearted and fun read. Goodreads reviews of this one are rather mixed with some enjoying it a quite a bit, and others, er… not so much . I had picked this one most likely at a point when I had picked up a bunch of free cosies on Kindle, many of which I enjoyed very much especially ones featuring Chef Maurice. Cosies can be entertaining, and even if the mysteries aren’t terribly complex, they can still be a lot of fun. Hope this one turns out to be fun too!
Have you read this one? Or any others by the author? Any other cosies that you’ve read by new-to-you authors that you enjoyed? Looking forward to your thoughts and recommendations!
Book description from Goodreads (here) as is the cover image.