Margaritas & Murder
By author CeCe Osgood
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: September 9th 2016
Stephanie Plum meets Bridget Jones in this hilarious yet suspenseful cozy mystery featuring Sunny Truly, a brand-new apprentice private investigator in Austin, Texas.
When a long ago childhood friend is found dangling in a tree—with a dead man in her apartment—Sunny is hired to prove the friend innocent of murder. Frumpy, earnest and stubborn, Sunny goes undercover as a glam-girl to ferret out suspects at the club where her friend worked. With the aid of her wise-cracking boss, Cleve Haylock, and swoon-worthy police detective John Rock, Sunny uncovers an ugly secret with deadly consequences. Will Sunny be the next victim?
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My Rating: 3.5/5
Review: As a fan of the Stephanie Plum novels I found the description of this book quite interesting and decided it was definitely worth a read. While this book is not as good as the majority of the Plum books (a few were quite poor) it certainly has the same light, quirky quality to it that I enjoyed in those.
Sunny Truly is an interesting character whose reasons for becoming a trainee P.I. are revealed during the course of the story. She tries but doesn’t always achieve her desired outcome and that makes her a very realistic and likeable character. The other main characters are also good and well written, you can certainly understand what they bring to the story. As for the less important characters, while there was nothing wrong with them I did feel there were too many of them. The story had a tendency to get a little overcomplicated with them on one or two occasions but they were minor and didn’t detract from my enjoyment.
I definitely enjoyed this book, it was light and funny and was easy to pick up again if it had been left for a few days. There was a definite Bridget Jones element to Sunny’s exploits which added an extra layer of fun to the story. For a debut novel this was a very good one and the first in the Sunny Truly series. While there is room for improvement the author is already off to a good start with this story and, I believe, future books have the potential to be even better than this one.
Definitely worth a try if you like Bridget Jones, Stephanie Plum or any light-hearted crime novel with an endearing but imperfect lead character. I look forward to the next one.
About the Author:
CeCe Osgood lives in Texas after many years in LA working in the film industry. Her writing career includes magazine articles and screenplays as well as being a freelance story analyst (main client HBO). She also has had two screenplays optioned.
Being a novelist has been her lifelong dream, and now it’s becoming her reality. She loves red wine and hates pretzels.
CeCe’s first novel, THE DIVORCED NOT DEAD WORKSHOP, a chick-lit romantic comedy was awarded a Crowned Heart by InD’tale magazine.
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