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Lions, Tigers and Murder, Oh My!
Devereaux's Dime Store #6
Denise Swanson

July 4, 2017/ ISBN 9780451477774
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Katrina Wiese 


Welcome back to Shadow Bend, Missouri where we find owner of Devereaux’s Dime Store and Gift Baskets, Devereaux Sinclair, working on her storefront window displays when a ghastly rude man enters her store and demands to speak to Jake Del Vecchio. What the man doesn't know is that Jake is Devereaux’s boyfriend and he has recently rented a room above her shop to open his private investigation business, where he also welcomes Devereaux’s help. The situation goes from bad to worse when Elliot Winston explains he is looking for his missing wife, Gabriella, and that the local police think that he may have killed her. Throw in a menagerie of lions and tigers and other animals at a soon-to-be local wildlife sanctuary and you have a wild ride to figure out exactly what has become of Mrs. Winston.

I am always excited to venture back to Shadow Bend, Missouri, where I always leave behind some great friends. I have really loved this series from the start, especially because Devereaux is a strong female lead who knows her own mind and worth and doesn't mind shaking things up if she deems it important. I love that she is thinking of getting her own private investigator license! The story was well plotted with quite a few unexpected twists and turns. Mystery aside, we finally get the answer to the love triangle we have been following for the last few books. I must say, I was very happy with the outcome and happy to see some sweet romance winding it's way through the story. We are left with a bit of a cliffhanger and once again I am left waiting for the next in the series to be released!

Reviewer Notes: Writes the Scumble River Mystery series as well.

Reviewed 2017