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Cold Feet
A Stella Lavender Mystery #1
Karen Pullen

Five Star
February 6, 2013/ ISBN-10: 1432826379 / ISBN-13: 978-1432826376

Reviewed by Cheryl Green

What better way to relax than going to a fancy wedding at Rosscairn Castle B&B as your aunt’s plus one? Stella Lavender needs a break - she is an undercover drug agent for the North Carolina SBI. She really wants to be a homicide agent but her boss thinks otherwise. Even off duty, Stella notices everything. After spying the innkeeper rushing away from the wedding guests, Stella decides to hit the ladies room. Or does she? Actually - she follows the innkeeper upstairs where she finds a very dead bride.

Stella is first on the scene and the sheriff asks for her help with the case. Will Stella find the murderer before putting herself or someone else is put in danger?
Things to Ponder: Was Justine really the angel everyone believed her to be? Why was the groom’s ex Gia Mabe at the wedding? What was in the tea that Justine drank?

You would never guess that this was an author’s first book. The plotting is great. It had many twists and turns. It is action packed and will keep you guessing until the very end. I hope that Karen Pullen is busy writing the sequel so I will not have to wait long for the next book in the series. So, if you like your mystery with a dose of lavender, then this is a book you should read.

Reviewer's Note: this is the author’s first book. I love getting in on the ground floor of a new author that I will continue to read.

Reviewed 2013