Friday, May 29, 2009

A Rose from the Dead by Kate Collins

Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Obsidian
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 283
Challenges: TBR challenge, Series Challenge,
New-to-me author? no
Author's website

Simple Description
Abby is renting a booth with one of her friends at a Funeral Directors convention. She is trying to get some more business for her flower shop however she gets caught in another murder investigation. Surprising right? This time one of her friends, Delilah, is the murder suspect. Abby and Marco decide to investigate the murder so they can clear Delilah's name. Abby is positive the murderers are either one or both of the Urban twins. Earlier in the day they had locked Abby in a fake phone booth that was decorated to look like a coffin. Since the murdered woman was found locked in a coffin, she knows she was just practice for the twins. Meanwhile, the police detective and Marco think it could be the wacko named Eli. Eli has a confrontation with the murdered victim earlier in the day and he was found back inside the convention center. Abby thinks Eli is harmless, just rather weird. When Marco and Abby find a cassette tape that once belonged to the murder victim, they believe they hold the missing clue. It appears this was used for blackmail. The cassette tape is an old vhs beta version and there is only one person Abby knows that might have a beta player. Somehow she must convince him to let her borrow it before the convention ends and time runs out.

Why did I read this book?
This is one of my favorite series.

What I liked most:
I love Abby. I love Marco. I love…well I could go on and on. This is definitely one of those books where I love the majority of the characters and how they interact with each other.

Was there something I didn't like?
Not really.

Do I recommend the book?
Yes, yes, and yes again. This is a great cozy mystery series.

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Happy Reading and thanks for stopping by……Kris


Belle said...

I always love finding recommendations for cozy mysteries. This one sounds good - especially the fact that you love this series! I'll be adding this to my list. There are times when nothing will do but a good cozy, and sometimes it's hard finding one!

Kris said...

Belle - I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. I love the humor in them, it's not too much - it's just right.

Ladytink_534 said...

I've heard about this series! I might have to try it now

Kris said...

Ladytink - I bet you would like this one too.