Photo Finished (Callie Cassidy Mysteries)
4th in Series
Setting – Colorado
Independently Published (September 13, 2022)
Number of Pages: 310
Digital ASIN : B0B6DDSK75
I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Lori Roberts Herbst and her new book Photo Finished. It is the fourth book in her Callie Cassidy Mysteries. I read it and it was very good.
Purchase Link – Amazon
Photo Finished (Callie Cassidy Mysteries)
by Lori Roberts Herbst
Photo Finished by Lori Roberts Herbst has it all – loving friendships, layered characters, a dash of romance, a sense of humor, and a clever plot.
~Reading is my Superpower
I enjoyed each turn of the page. Callie and her detective friend Lynn follow the clues until the crime is solved. I can’t wait for the next one.
~My Reading Journey’s
When a visit to a Colorado dude ranch turns deadly, it’s up to photographer Callie Cassidy to corral the killer…
As maid of honor (aka grande dame) in her best friend’s upcoming wedding, Callie wants to plan the perfect bridal shower. And what could be better than a girls’ trip with their posse of friends?
The women jump at the idea and suggest a destination—Moonglow Ranch, a serenity retreat-slash-dude ranch owned by one friend’s aunt and uncle.
When they arrive, Callie is less than enthusiastic. Serenity doesn’t come easily to a former investigative photojournalist. Plus, her horse is stubborn as…well, a mule. She’s warned to be on the lookout for snakes. Worst of all—gasp!—Moonglow only serves healthy food. Still, her friends are having a great time, and even Callie’s golden retriever Woody and tabby cat Carl seem right at home on the ranch. For their sake, she tries to tap into her inner Zen.
Then the conniving wife of the town’s most powerful man interrupts the party and threatens the ranch’s proprietors. Callie worries the trip is destined for disaster.
Later, Callie finds the woman’s body in the stable, apparently trampled by a horse. Or did she die from a snakebite? Or—as Callie suspects—could something even more sinister be at work?
Answers are as difficult to find as a needle in the haystack. And when the police chief accuses the ranch owners of murder, Callie realizes she’ll need to lasso the real outlaw—before the wrong people end up in the pokey.
The characters are well rounded and well developed. It was good to see Callie and her friends again. They are getting together for a bridal shower for one of their own. But before very long a woman is found dead in the stables. Now Callie has to figure out who the murderer is without putting herself in danger. She will have the help of her friends and her dog and cat.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning and took me on an incredible journey. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The mystery was well plotted and not easily solved. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. This book is really good and so is the series.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.
Lori Roberts Herbst, who writes the Callie Cassidy Mystery series, spent much of her life writing, editing, and psychoanalyzing. Through thirty years of teaching journalism, advising newspaper and yearbook staff, instructing budding photographers, and counseling teenagers, she still managed to hang on to a modicum of sanity. Her books have earned first-place CIBA awards in the Murder and Mayhem division. She currently serves as secretary of the Sisters in Crime North Dallas chapter and is a member of the Sisters in Crime Guppies and the Mystery Writers of America.
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