Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: Death of a Pumpkin Carver

Title: Death of a Pumpkin Carver
Author: Lee Hollis
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Recommended If You Like: quick fun reads, mysteries set around Halloween, a female protagonist who knows herself, recipes with your mystery

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

The Book:

Hayley's ex-husband is back in town-and the prime suspect in a murder. Now, during the Halloween season, she must juggle writing her column and raising her children with clearing the former love of her life's name.

What I Liked:

This is a quick read, a fun cozy mystery that hits so many of the classic cozy mystery high points-including a strong female protagonist, romantic developments, and a small town setting. Hayley is a lot of fun to take a book journey with, and I love how well she knows herself.

The mystery was a fun one, and setting it around Halloween made it even more fun. There's all the trappings that come with Halloween, including a haunted house, a horror writer, and the pumpkin carver of the title.

Anything I Didn't Like?

I was able to call most of the twists in the mystery, including some of the biggest ones.


I enjoy this series, it's a lot of fun, and Hayley is a great protagonist. I definitely could read the rest of this series at some point.

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