The Iced Princess
Snow Globe Mystery, Book #2
The national bestselling author of Snow Way Out returns with more sparkling snow globes and cold-blooded murder…
It’s that time of the year again—the Christmas rush is about to begin, and curio shop owner Camryn Brooks and her BFF, coffee shop owner Alice “Pinky” Nelson, need to hire additional help. Their former high-school classmate, Molly Dalton, is not exactly who they had in mind. Has the rich socialite worked a day in her life? But Molly practically begs for the job.
On her first day, Molly seems to be in her own little world, and Cami worries that her new employee may flake out. The problem turns out to be far worse than that when Cami discovers Molly dead in the back of the shop, after drinking a poisoned cup of coffee. Soon there is an avalanche of suspects as Cami starts shoveling through the clues—including a shattered snow globe of Marilyn Monroe. Now Cami will have to venture out of her safety zone before the pathological poisoner stirs up more trouble…
Snow globe-making projects and tips included! (Goodreads)
The characters are well developed and well rounded. I enjoyed reading about the relationship between Cami and Pinky. They are good friends and they would do almost anything for each other. I like reading about their conversations and fun antics and they felt like realistic characters to me. I liked the mix of old characters from the previous book and new characters that we meet for this book. The secondary characters added a lot to the story.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I love the setting of the curio shop. All of the snow globes gave the story a whimsical feeling and I think this is a great setting for a cozy mystery. I could picture all of the snow globes and the scenes they depicted and that made me smile.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The mystery is carried on throughout the entire book. There were enough suspects to consider and clues tossed in to make it nearly impossible to solve. That is what I look for in a mystery.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I have read the first book in the series (which I liked) and now I am looking forward to reading the next one.