Friday, April 3, 2009

Tacked to Death by Michele Scott

Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Genre: Mystery (cozy)
Pages: 262
Challenges: 2009 Read-Your-Own books, Series Challenge 3, Cozy Mystery Challenge
New-to-me author? No
Author’s website

Simple Description
Michaela’s friend Camden has convinced her to open up a tack shop. For opening day they are hosting a charity polo match (to raise money for the autistic riding program Michaela is doing) and a fashion show. Unfortunately this means that Michaela has had to spend some time with a man that might be handsome and rich, but who Michaela finds unappealing. When Michaela finds this man, Sterling, murdered in her office during the fashion show, she becomes the prime suspect. In fact, Michaela is arrested for the murder. Luckily with the help of Joe’s cousin, she is released on bail. Michaela immediately begins to investigate the murder herself. She knows the police are focused on her and nobody else, and she knows she didn’t do it. Joe has agreed to help her. In fact, I think Joe enjoys being part of a secret murder investigation. Also, to muddy the waters a bit, somebody told the police that Michaela was sleeping with the murdered victim and her boyfriend/police officer is on vacation.
Along with trying to clear her name, Michaela is also dealing with Ethan and his wife Summer. Michaela wants kids and it just appears as if Summer isn’t that great a mother and not really connected to her child. Michaela doesn’t want to get involved, but something happens that doesn’t give her much of a choice.

Why did I read this book?
This is the 3rd in the series and I’ve loved the other two. Of course I would continue with the series.

What I liked most:
The characters. I love the characters. Michaela is independent and strong yet she yearns for the life that others have with their spouse’s and kids. She is a great friend and wonderful to her horses. Of course, Joe and his wife are great too. And Ethan…and well, I’ll just stop there. I love the main characters in this book.

Was there something I didn’t like?
Sometimes it seemed the Michaela would “think” the same things over and over again, such as wanting to be a mom. I get why it was done, but don’t think it needed to be repeated throughout the book, once was enough. This didn’t ruin the story for me in anyway, but if I’m looking for something to pick out and say I didn’t like..that would be it.

Do I recommend the book?
Absolutely. I think this is a great cozy mysteries series and I think lots of others would like it too. I can think of several of my blog friends that I think would like this one.

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Happy Reading and thanks for stopping by……Kris


bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a good series. I haven't read a cozy mystery in a while - I need to get back to them.

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - It is, this series has quickly become one of my favorites. I go in spurts with cozies, where I'll read a ton, then I won't read any for awhile, but they are still my favorite genre.

Literary Feline said...

This does sound like a good series, Kris. I like strong independent heroines. :-)

Kris said...

Literary Feline - I do to, and the lead in this book is definitely strong, I love her character.

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm almost positive that I haven't read this one but it looks very familiar for some reason. Love Prime Crime though!

Kris said...

Ladytink - maybe you read the others in the series already? I prime crime.