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Laugh 'til You Die
Granite Cove Mystery #3
Sharon Love Cook

Neptune Rising Press
May 14, 2016 / ISBN 9780692722060
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


From the back cover: “Reporter rose McNichols moonlights as a stand-up comic at Shady Nook Nursing Home. There she meets Mable Smithwick, a former socialite with a secret: Mabel witnessed a drowning at her pool last summer. However, the elderly woman is not a credible witness. But when she turns up dead, Rose wishes she'd paid more attention. Before long, Rose herself feels threatened...”

Rose McNichols’ hours have been cut at the Granite Cove Gazelle, so she's moonlighting as a stand-up comic. Her show at the Shady Nook Nursing Home gets off to a slow start when she can't remember the punch line of her pantyhose joke....but things head even further south when a resident dies after a bookcase falls on her. She's on the bed of her roommate, wearing the roommates slippers, and the roommate, Mabel Smithwick believes she was the intended victim!

As Rose learns more and more about what's really going on in town, I became more and more fascinated with the unique and sometimes hilarious characters. The murder plot and the various sub plots are written in a natural manner, with the story unfolding in such a subtle way that I found myself reading chapter after chapter because I had to find out what was going to happen next!

This series has something for everyone and is appropriate for book clubs and online book groups. Laugh 'til You Die is a real page-turner, suspenseful, funny, and very realistic in it's portrayal of a coastal New England town. You can't go wrong with a Sharon Love Cook mystery, and I look forward to the next one!

Reviews of other titles in this series

A Nose for Hanky Panky #1
A Deadly Christmas Carol #2
Laugh 'til You Die #3

Reviewed 2016