Review of Kicked the Bucket

Kicked The Bucket
Chelsea Lawson Cozy Mystery, Book #3
CeeCee James
5 Stars


Chelsea’s family life is pretty complicated. For starters, the family photo that she’s been carrying for her whole life has been a mystery in itself!
Before she can dig into her past, the present has taken a shocking turn… Chelsea finds a dead body in the pond and sitting on the shore is a bucket of flowers.
The more she learns about the dead man, the more she realizes he’s tied up in the knotted web of her own past. As the clues start to surface, Chelsea wonders if she’s better off leaving this one to the police.
Then a letter arrives threatening everything she ever loved. When the flowers begin to arrive, she realizes she can’t stop now or someone close to her will pay the ultimate consequence. (Goodreads)


The characters are well rounded and well developed. I really enjoy the friendship between Chelsea and Tilly, you can tell that they really care about each. And Emma is very cute and adds some comic relief during the book. Chelsea has to figure who the dead man is, what connection he has to her and who killed him. She is afraid that it might involve her sister, that she has not even met yet.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I could picture the farm and all of the animals in my mind’s eye, and I liked what I saw. The mystery was well plotted and intriguing and there were enough suspects to make it interesting.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. This is a great series and one I really enjoy reading. (Goodreads)