Title: Maggie Dove
Author: Susan Breen
Publisher: Random House Publishing – Alibi
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Date of Release: June 14, 1916
My Source: A digital version of this work was provided by the publisher in
exchange for a fair and honest review.
Rating: 4 out of 5
I enjoy the occasional cozy mystery, but I loved this one. If you’ve ever had a “difficult” neighbor and wished they were no longer in your life, you’ll likely get sucked in to this story in the first pages – I did. The story moved along quickly with characters I could identify from my own life and even though I’m no Sunday School teacher like the Maggie Dove, I did identify closely with her from the start. The author helped that along by telling the story entirely from her point of view. I understand this is the first of a series and I’m very curious how that is going to work for the next books in the series as it appears Maggie will adding a couple new-found friends to her crime-solving.
As mentioned, I loved this book, but I couldn’t give it five stars for one big reason – I totally figured out who the killer was. Perhaps that is to the author’s credit, however, as she did a remarkable of telling this totally from Maggie’s point of view. I’m looking forward to the next entry in this series. 4 stars out of 5.