Review Of Death of Red-Hot Rancher


Love meets murder in this new cozy mystery series set in a quirky romance bookstore, with a heroine to die for.

Lizzie Hale may be the lucky owner of a successful romance bookshop, Love Under the Covers, but she’s decidedly un-lucky in love. Though she’s read almost every famous romance novelist, from Jane Austen to Nora Roberts, none have helped her figure out how to get–and keep–a man.

But Lizzie has bigger problems to worry about. Like murder.

When Brody Pierce, swoon-worthy ranch owner and resident bachelor, is found stabbed through the chest, hearts were heard breaking all over idyllic Tinker’s Creek. But when Lizzie’s aunt is implicated in the murder, she’s determined to clear her name. Lizzie quickly realizes that Brody was a hunk with many hidden secrets, and she’s soon leafing through a stack of suspects longer than Brody’s list of lovers.

With the killer still on the loose, Lizzie will have to find the truth before this act of passion ignites a fire she can’t put out. (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Lizzie and

her Aunt Charmaine run a bookstore called Love Under The Covers and life is pretty good.  That is until someone is found murdered and that someone is a ranch owner and handsome bachelor.  When Lizzie’s aunt is a person of interest Lizzie has to figure out who did  the deed.  She will have some help from her friends to find the culprit.     

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the story I was right there watching all the action take place.  The writing flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery was well plotted and the book was an easy read.  I was totally sure of the killer until it was revealed at the end.  

This was the first book in the series and I thought it was good.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the 


I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Berkeley Publishing Company, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

Death of a Red-Hot Rancher (A Love Is Murder Mystery Book 1) by [Mimi Granger]