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Comic Sans Murder
Dangerous Type Mystery #3
Paige Shelton

December 5, 2017/ ISBN 978-0425277270
Cozy Mystery / Crafts & Hobbies

Reviewed by  Linda Morelli

A skier’s discovery of a single boot on the slopes of Star City, Utah, brings Clare Henry’s best friend, police officer Jodie Wentworth, called in to investigate. The body is found and his identity discovered: Lloyd Gavin, who went to high school with Clare and Jodie. Lloyd was extremely shy and Clare was his only close friend. That friendship might explain why Lloyd, now a rich man, purchased three expensive Hooven typewriters and had them delivered to Clare’s shop. Clare is hesitant to accept them, but Lloyd’s business assistant, Brenda Philips, confirms Lloyd wanted Clare to have them.

Nathan Grimes, a famous horror author, is in Star City, hoping to personally set type and print his collection of poems at the shop Clare owns with her grandfather, Chester. Chester’s love interest, Marion, locates the perfect type for Nathan’s use, but when Nathan disappears, they worry that he, too, has been murdered. Nathan is fortunately located after suffering an auto accident, but when a second classmate is found murdered, the questions keep arising: Why are her classmates being killed? Could the Hoovens have something to do with Lloyd’s death? And is Clare next?

I love Paige Shelton’s Dangerous Type Mystery series. Her stories are filled with loveable characters, are always captivating and fast-paced, and there’s just enough plot twists to keep me guessing to the very end. Clare is sensitive and caring, yet strong and determined. Jodie’s growing romance with Adal, Clare’s German apprentice, made me smile, but what I love most is the growing friendship of all the characters. They feel like old friends who come for a fascinating if too short stay, then leave me waiting impatiently for their return. Comic Sans Murder is fascinating and fast paced, with charming characters and a riveting mystery sure to please.

Previous reviews for this series:

To Helvetica and Back #1
Bookman Dead Style #2
Comic Sans Murder #3

Note: Paige Shelton also pens the Country Cooking School Mysteries and the Farmers’ Market Mysteries.

Linda Morelli is the award-winning author of Fiery Surrender, Shadow of a Doubt, and Lani's Challenge.
Reviewed 2018