Review of Alpaca Lies

Alpaca Lies

Bought-The-Farm Mystery, Book #5

Ellen Riggs

5 Stars 


Can a dancing alpaca waltz her way out of a murder allegation and go toe-to-toe with the real killer?

Alvina, the alpaca, is the most popular rescue animal at Runaway Farm. Her passion for dancing with handsome men has created a cult-like following.

When an equally popular ballroom dance instructor brings his troupe to stay in Clover Grove, it starts a craze that ends in a well-choreographed murder.

The crime is just the beginning for innkeeper, hobby farmer and amateur sleuth, Ivy Galloway, and her brilliant sheepdog, Keats. As things get wild and woolly around town, her talented team tangos for their very lives. Can they figure out all the steps before the killer strikes again?

Laugh out loud with the heartwarming and suspenseful Bought-the-Farm cozy mystery series for animal lovers.   (Goodreads)


Ivy and Jilly have taken time off from their farm duties to go and watch Ivy’s mom dance recital with a ballroom dance instructor.  Ivy’s mom and Jose, the instructor, are very elegant and graceful.  But when jose is killed later, her mom is without a partner and accused of the murder.  Now Ivy and the gang will have to figure out who the killer is before her mom has her last curtain call.  The characters are well developed and well rounded.  I really enjoy all of the characters in this book and how they interact.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and it kept me engaged in the book from the very beginning.  The mystery was well plotted and you really have to be on your game to figure out who the culprit is.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I cannot wait to read the next one.