Miller is the postmistress in her hometown of North Ashcot,
Massachusetts. She’s been back in town long enough to
have already been involved in solving one murder case, to
have reestablished some old friendships, and to have found
herself a new boyfriend, Quinn Martindale, an antiques dealer.
August now, and a big storm has just brewed it’s way
right through North Ashcot, and although most of the town
is undamaged, there is a victim. The local fabric shop owner,
Daisy Harmon, is dead, and at first it appears that a fallen
branch killed her. Soon, however, it’s discovered that
Daisy was murdered. Who would want to murder Daisy and why?
Her husband Cliff doesn’t trust the police to solve
the crime; in fact, he may even be a suspect. Cliff asks Daisy
to help him crack the case, even if it goes against direct
orders from her best friend, Police Chief Sunni Smargon. Cassie
is reluctantly drawn into the case, and even uses some of
her postal investigation training to sort through the suspects
is the type of cozy mystery that satisfies my craving for
a small town full of run of the mill characters who prove
to have their own unique personalities and quirks that bring
them to life. The mystery is well written and the clues laid
out in an orderly and yet not obvious fashion. There are enough
suspects and possible motives that this could have gone any
of several ways.
are looking for a captivating cozy to keep you turning page
after page, you won’t want to miss Cancelled by
Murder. It’s fine as a stand-alone, but while you
are at the bookstore, or ordering online, you can’t
go wrong with picking up the first book in the series,
Death Takes Priority, while you are at it. Highly recommended!