Title: Address to Die For
Series: Yes, Maggie McDonald Mystery, #1
Author: Mary Feliz
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Published Date: July 19th 2016
Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Cozy
Rating: 5 Stars
I received this book from the author for free in exchange for a review for the Mystery Thriller Event. This in no way affects my opinions, they are my own.
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
For professional organizer Maggie McDonald, moving her family into a new home should be the perfect organizational challenge. But murder was definitely not on the to-do list . . .
Maggie McDonald has a penchant for order that isn’t confined to her clients’ closets, kitchens, and sock drawers. As she lays out her plan to transfer her family to the hundred-year-old house her husband, Max, has inherited in the hills above Silicon Valley, she has every expectation for their new life to fall neatly into place. But as the family bounces up the driveway of their new home, she’s shocked to discover the house’s dilapidated condition. When her husband finds the caretaker face-down in their new basement, it’s the detectives who end up moving in. What a mess! While the investigation unravels and the family camps out in a barn, a killer remains at large—exactly the sort of loose end Maggie can’t help but clean up . . .
Ah, I love a good Cozy Mystery. I love a good cozy about things that I love, from books, to coffee and tea, to organizing…
That’s right this gem of a cozy is all about a heroic sleuth, Maggie McDonald, who organizes herself right into mine, and her new neighbors hearts.
Maggie and her husband, Max, have packed up their family and moved to a cozy little town and the house that Max practically grew up in. As a professional organizer Maggie knows exactly what needs to be done, and she has the list to prove it. There is only one problem. She did not put a dead body on her to do list!
Maggie tries to juggle moving in, getting her two boys into school, and try to stay out of the investigation regarding the body in her basement, and make new friends along the way.
I adored this book, I adored Maggie! I can seriously get behind her need for organization. I enjoyed the little snippets from Maggie’s journal at the beginning of the chapters. I also enjoyed following Maggie in her journey of getting to know all of the neighbors and their little quirks.
The mystery was quintessential cozy, with a tone of suspects and ton of red herrings, and at the end you are both socked and not surprised by who the killer turns out to be!
All in all my new favorite cozy, and I can’t wait to read more!
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