Review of Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies


A HILARIOUS cozy mystery from the New York Times bestselling author Addison Moore

My name is Lottie Lemon and I see dead people.Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets. And for some reason those sweet, fluffy albeit paranormal cuties always seem to act as a not-so-great harbinger of deadly things to come for their previous owner. So when I saw that sweet orange tabby twirling around my landlord’s ankles, I figured Merilee was in for trouble. Personally, I was hoping for a skinned knee—what I got was a top spot in an open homicide investigation. Throw in a hot judge and an ornery detective that oozes testosterone and that pretty much sums up my life right about now. Have I mentioned how cute that detective is?

Lottie Lemon has a bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders and her insatiable thirst for justice and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!” (Goodreads)



The characters are well rounded and well developed. I enjoyed meeting Lottie, I thought she was very funny and quirky. I also enjoyed getting to know her friends and other citizens from Honey Hollow. I liked the fact that the book has a paranormal twist, I just wish there had been more of that.

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 take place and listening in on conversations. I felt like many of the sentences were too long and that distracted me at the beginning. Farther in the book I did not really notice it, maybe because I was so wrapped up in the story. That is only my opinion and other readers might not have noticed or cared. I thought there was a lot of humor in this book and I found myself laughing a lot.

The mystery was well plotted and had enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. There were twists and turns and red herrings thrown in, and the ending really surprised me. I did not suspect the real culprit and I like when that happens.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I will definitely read the next book in this series to see what kind of trouble Lottie is going to get into next.