Welcome to the fifth week of the 5 Amigos Fall-O-ween Halloween Fun Reading Club, Halloween Edition, where some of my fellow bloggers and I are going to spotlight books about Halloween. You will get suggestions from Karen Owen & Karen Kenyon (the Karens are sharing Karen Owen’s blog), Sheryl Hagan – Booth, Lisa Kelley and myself.
My pick for week five is Twice dipped Murder by Daphne DeWitt. This is the third book in her Rita Incarnated Cozies. I love the premise of this book and I think it is very cleverly written. I have read all three books in the series and can’t wait for the next one.
When Second Springs wins a bid to hold the nation’s fifth largest dog show, the town goes into full blown K-9 fever. But when a prominent shower falls to his death during the preliminaries, it’s up to Rita to get to the bottom of this dog related death.
Did he fall? Or was he pushed? Was it an unfortunate accident? Or was this a calculated murder?
Rita’s on the case and the only way to investigate is from the inside. But how will Mayor McConnell take to being primped, polished, and forced to participate in a show that goes against his very prickly nature? Spoiler Alert: Not well!
Can Rita Redoux catch a killer? What connection does it have to the night she fell down the stairs? What’s going on with Peggy and Aiden’s relationship? Who is that Rita’s dad has been kissing on his front porch? Will she go on that date with Sammie and, if so, how will Darrin take it?
All these questions and more will be answered when Rita, Reincarnated solves a delicious doggie dilemma in TWICE DIPPED! (Goodreads)
The characters are well developed and well rounded. Rita is a strong woman and she has never met a mystery she did not want to try and solve. Her interactions with her dad are special, heartwarming and sad. And I also really enjoyed reading about the relationship between Rita and the new sheriff, Darren. They continue to argue quite a bit but he is showing that he trusts Rita’s instincts more so that is a good thing.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book, I felt like I was right there watching all the action taking place and eavesdropping in on conversations. I could feel the excitement of the dog show and feel Rita’s frustration in how the investigation was unfolding. The mystery was well plotted and carried on well throughout the book. There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through that solving it was not easy at all.
I would highly recommend this book (and series) to anyone who enjoys a well crafted paranormal cozy. I have read all three books in the series and I have loved them all. I cannot wait until the next one is published.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
Okay, enough about me. Let’s check out what books my four amigos have picked for their fall choices this week.
To find out what books the two Karen’s chose, head over to her blog by following this link:
To see what book Sheryl chose, head over to her blog by following this link:
And to see what Lisa’s choice is, follow this link:
While you’re at their blogs, leave a comment and let us know what you think of our Five Amigos Fall-O-Ween Reading Club, Halloween Edition. And of course, please leave a comment at my blog. We would all love to hear from you.