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In Cold Chamomile
A Tea and Read Mystery #3
BY Joy Avon

Crooked Lane Books
February 11, 2020/ ISBN 978-1-64385-288-1
Mystery/Cozy - Holiday: Valentine’s Day

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


Callie Aspen is excited about the upcoming Valentine’s event at Haywood Hall in small town Heart’s Harbor, Maine. There will be food, beverages, books, and music. Another draw to the big event is an expert who will provide valuations of books people bring in to him.

The book expert, Mr. King, is killed, and there is an abundance of suspects. The main suspect, however, is an old acquaintance of Callie’s great-aunt Iphy. The ladies want in on the investigation, which immediately causes a rift between Callie and Deputy Ace Falk. Will their relationship survive, or will this be the end of their fledgling romance?

If you’ve read other books in the series, you’ll be familiar with most of the characters and settings. If not, this is fine as a stand-alone read.

I didn’t love this book, but nor did I dislike it. The story is busy with a lot of subplots and a lot of characters. It’s an easy read, but it took me longer than usual to read because, to be honest, my mind kept drifting away, and it was an effort to refocus and reengage. Mind you; this is just my opinion and reaction. Other readers may absolutely love the book.

Reviews of other titles in this series:

In Peppermint Peril
Sweet Tea and Secrets

Reviewed 2020