I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Heather Day Gilbert and her new book No Filter. This is the 1st book in her A Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery Series. I read it and it was really good.
No Filter (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery)
1st in Series
Publisher: WoodHaven Press (May 26, 2020)
Number of Pages: ~280 Pages
Digital ASIN: B085BX4N96
Purchase – Amazon
Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.
Fed up with her go-nowhere job, newly single Macy Hatfield moves back to her small hometown in West Virginia. She joins forces with her brother Bo in his crazy new venture—the Barks & Beans Cafe, which caters to dog lovers and coffee drinkers alike.
When a golf instructor is murdered at the nearby spiritual center, Macy winds up adopting his Great Dane. Just after Macy finds a mysterious message sewn under the dog’s collar, her Dane is dognapped. She launches into a relentless search for her newfound canine friend, but along the way, she digs up a cruel and confident killer.
Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.
The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series in order:
Book 1: No Filter
Book 2: Iced Over
The writing style flows smoothly and defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. In my mind’s eye, I could picture the Barks and Beans and all of the animals inside there.
The characters are well developed and well rounded. Macy and Bo are siblings and I thought they got along really good. They cared about each other and they tried to watch out for each. They have both been hurt, but they try to help each other through their heartache. Bo has a secret that he finally reveals to Macy and she is not sure what to do with the information. Macy cannot seem to help herself, she has to figure out who killed the golf instructor, after all, she got his dog.
The mystery was well plotted and carried on well throughout the book. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. The mystery was intriguing and not easily solved.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. This was a good first book in the series and I am looking forward to reading the next one.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Bookfunnel, which I greatly appreciate.
HEATHER DAY GILBERT, an ECPA Christy award finalist and Grace award winner, writes contemporary mysteries and Viking historicals. Her novels feature small towns, family relationships, and women who aren’t afraid to protect those they love. Like her amateur sleuth heroines, she enjoys reading Agatha Christie, playing video games, dogs, and coffee.
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/heatherdaygilbert
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