Monday, January 26, 2009

Death Reins in by Michele Scott

Copyright: 2007

Publisher: Berkley (Prime Crime)

Genre: Mystery (cozy)

Pages: 266

Challenges: TBR challenge, Series Challenge Season 3

New-to-me author? no

Simple Description:

Michaela Bancroft heads to the horse races with a good friend, Audrey. While there she learns that Audrey's brother has gone missing. Before she has a chance to tell Audrey the news, Audrey is murdered. Even though Michaela is warned not to get involved, she asks questions to try and find the person who did this. The police think that Audreys missing brother had a hand in it, but Michaela doesn't believe that's the case.

As Michaela does her thing, she finds lot of interesting things regarding people Audrey was friends with, or at least was associated with. Michaela also has trouble with one of her horses.

Why did I read this book?

I read the first in the series last year and really enjoyed it. So of course I wanted to continue with the series.

Was there something I didn't like?

I'm glad that I can honestly say no. I loved this book!

Do I recommend this book?

Definitely! I know I have several followers of this blog who read cozy mysteries. If you are one of them and haven't picked up this series yet, I urge you to do so. I doubt you will be disappointed.

One of the things I really love about this story is that Michaela doesn't have a friend in law enforcement that she uses to help with this case. I mean, she does have a friend in law enforcement, but he isn't the source of help. Instead, her good friend Joe helps her. He has lots of cousins, who "know" people. If I remember correctly, they have ties to the Italian mafia. Either way, it think it's an original idea for the world of cozy mysteries.

Plus, need I even mention how much I love the characters? I do love reading about Michaela and her horse ranch. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!


Ladytink_534 said...

I just love cozies! Wonder how I haven't heard of these?

I have an award for you here.

Kris said...

Ladytink - oh..if you love cozies, I'm sure you will love this series. It's a pretty new series, so that could be why you haven't seen it yet, I haven't seen too many reviews myself.