Review of The Valentine Mystery


The Valentine Mystery

A Tess And Tillie Cozy Mystery, Book #2

Kathi Daley

5 Stars


If you love small towns, endearing relationships, food, animals, and a touch of murder, you will love this new mystery series by Kathi Daley, author of the popular Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery Series.

It is Valentine’s Day in White Eagle Montana and Tess and Tilly are busier than ever delivering Valentine Cards along with the daily mail. Of course it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day in White Eagle without a mystery to solve or a holiday adoption party to prepare for.

When Tess happens upon a vehicle accident where one man dies, she gets pulled into a mystery with roots into the past. With Tony’s help she not only tracks down a killer but she looks into the occurrence of a missing person as well.

Tony is still looking into the case of Tess’s father’s disappearance, meanwhile Tess and Tilly team up with Brady to make sure that every animal shelter resident finds their perfect match in time for Valentine’s Day.  (Goodreads)



The characters are well developed and well rounded.  I enjoyed getting to spend time with Tess and her friend Bree.  And of course all of the animals that are a part of Tess’s life.  The author always creates characters that you want to spend time with and get to know better.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through most of the book I felt like I was right there, trying to solve the mystery with Tess. As is typical with this author, there is more than one mystery to solve, two of them revolving around missing persons, including Tess’s father.   The ending surprised me, which is a good thing.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy.  I am already looking forward to the next book in this series.

6 thoughts on “Review of The Valentine Mystery

      • Thanks you mean the books are characters driven and the few I have read I agree. Lack of time and funds are reason I haven’t read more of her books. I can stop myself from downloading ebooks as my Kindle is full and I don’t have time to read them. I won’t pay over $ 8 a book and must be special to me before I will go that high. I will wait until my library has them, if they ever do. I feel My and Prime are really a rip off on both the author and reader KU is a lending library and Prime has no redeeming factors. One book every 30 days, I read faster. When my free time was up, I lost the books (I haven’t missed them).

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