Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury

Sunday night I finished and loved Dead and Breakfast a new cozy by Kate Kingsbury that is based on the Oregon Coast. I love a West Coast mystery, and this one made me feel right at home.  Great start in this series, an accident, end of a marriage but from loss an opportunity. Couple that with a missing mother, a grandmother and granddaughter team, small town, Victorian reno and a very brave dog, so much to love in this mystery. Kept me guessing until the end. I loved it.
Melanie West is getting her life back on track after a messy divorce when her grandmother, Liza Harris, asks her to open a B&B with her. Together, Liza and Melanie purchase a purportedly haunted mansion on the Oregon coast and jump right into clearing out the cobwebs. But while attempting to remove wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom, the new B&B owners stumble upon a very real skeleton in their closet.The police suspect the skeleton is that of the wife of the previous owner of the B&B, but no one in town seems to want to say much about her. As the inn owners try to juggle renovations with their own amateur investigations, their grand opening looms closer and closer--and a friendly ghost in their walls starts playing tricks. But it all comes crashing to a halt when a new body is found stabbed to death on the beach below the inn--the victim chillingly close in resemblance to Melanie herself.It seems someone doesn't appreciate newcomers prying into the small town's past, and now it's up to Melanie and Liza to get to the bottom of these murders to save their business...and their lives.
To order your own copy of Dead and Breakfast which is out now, click here for the Amazon link.
For more info on Kate Kingsbury (Doreen Roberts Hight)please click here
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  1. This sounds interesting, I haven't read this author before. I love your wee cup (not a drinker of tea) and just how cute are your furbabies!


  2. Glad you enjoyed this one. I'm looking forward to starting the series.