A Most Curious Murder
Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother’s little library is destroyed.
The next door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he’s suddenly found dead in Zoe’s fairy garden, all roads lead back to her. Jenny, however, believes Zoe innocent, so the two women team up to find the true culprit, investigating the richest family in Bear Falls, interrogating a few odd townspeople and delving into old, hidden transgressions–until another body turns up.
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli’s quaint and compelling series debut A Most Curious Murder will delight cozy mystery readers new and old.
My Review of A Most Curious Murder
A Most Curious Murder is the first book in the new A Little Library Mystery series. Though it took me a little while to really get into this book, I ended up really liking it. I’ve seen some mixed reviews, and I can understand how both sides feel. I really had a rough time getting a feel for the characters at first. They ended up really growing on me though. I like when cozy mystery books have quirky characters, and Zoe definitely fits the bill. At first she was driving me crazy, but then she started making a little more sense and felt more realistic. And Jenny was very harsh in the beginning, but once you see why, you get her attitude more. The supporting characters are really well written, and I hope to see more of them in the following books.
A Most Curious Murder was definitely curious. I did figure out who the murderer was, but I didn’t figure out all of the connections til close to the end. I love the idea of little libraries, so I do look forward to reading more books in this series. If you can get past the slow beginning, you’ll end up really enjoying this one.