Cara Mia Delgatto and the Stupid Cupid– (Joanna Campbell Slan) Cara hopes to find the man of her dreams. Instead she gets caught up in a lover’s nightmare.
Bones and Arrows by Carolyn Haines—Sarah Delaney Booth and her partner Tinkie Armstrong tackle a thieving Cupid.
Missing Jacket by Randy Rawls—A two-timing husband hires a retired cop to retrieve a stolen gift. But nothing is as it seems!
Murder at Catmmando Mountain by Anna Celeste Burke—A murder at a theme park puts Georgina “Georgie” Shaw at risk, when the killer sets Georgie up to take the fall. Will the hunky detective assigned to the case believe her plea of innocence?
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I've never reviewed a collection of short stories before. And what a wonderful way to break into that practice ... thirteen cozy mysteries with a Valentine's Day theme! It's no trade secret that the cozy mystery genre is my favorite and this is like the mother of all chocolate boxes ... thirteen little tastes of cozy Valentine's heaven!
I sorted these authors into two categories: those I have read before and those that are (were?) new to me. Either category has its unique advantages. For authors, series and characters with which I am familiar, I got a backstage pass into a couple of days in the MC's lives, a special/exclusive extra story. For the new-to-me authors, I got a happy taste of stories to come, and a wonderful introduction to the next flash flood of new series to my TBR list (because you know I've got to read more by each and every one of these authors)!
Happy Homicides does present me with one impossible task...choosing a favorite? Sorry. Cannot be done. Each tasty tidbit in this chocolate box is 'da bomb'. And taken all together - cozy story nirvana will just about cover it. So, the bad news is...I won't share my heart-shaped box of candy with you. The good news is ... they made more than one and I'm more than happy to share where you can get your own!
So, if you like mysteries, run to your nearest bookstore (or surf to that e-book store) and nab this tasty treat. If you like cozy mysteries, ditto but run faster. And if you like holiday-themed cozy mysteries? Ohmigoodness, readers ... FLY!
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