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Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.
No Filter (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery)
by Heather Day Gilbert
I received this book free to review; however, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive compensation at no cost to you.
No Filter (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery)
1st in Series
Publisher: WoodHaven Press (May 26, 2020)
Number of Pages: ~280 Pages
Fed up with her go-nowhere job, newly single Macy Hatfield moves back to her small hometown in West Virginia. She joins forces with her brother Bo in his crazy new venture—the Barks & Beans Cafe, which caters to dog lovers and coffee drinkers alike.
When a golf instructor is murdered at the nearby spiritual center, Macy winds up adopting his Great Dane. Just after Macy finds a mysterious message sewn under the dog’s collar, her Dane is dognapped. She launches into a relentless search for her newfound canine friend, but along the way, she digs up a cruel and confident killer.
Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.
My review of No Filter (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery)
No Filter by Heather Day Gilbert is a delightful beginning to The Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery book series. I appreciate the fact that this is a completely clean book with neither swearing nor sexual innuendo…what I’d love to say about all cozy mystery books. It’s a quick, easy read with quirky characters, a mysterious murder, adoptable dogs, and delicious coffee.
Brother and sister team, Bo and Macy Hatfield are going into business together. Macy just went through a messy divorce. Being the good big brother that he is, Bo invites Macy back to their hometown where he’s started Barks & Beans Cafe. He runs the “beans” side and wants Macy to run the “barks” side. The cafe is a hit since most people love both coffee and dogs. What he doesn’t count on is his little sister adopting a Great Dane that’ll put her in danger!
I love the West Virginia setting and the feel of the area in which Bo and Macy live. The cafe has a cozy feel to it though Bo’s employees are far from cozy! They do know their coffee though, and don’t worry….they grow on you. The characters in No Filter are well-developed for a first book in a series, yet the author has left room for growth. I’m excited to see which characters stick around for Iced Over, Book 2.
Solving the mystery was not easy for me! Lots of red herrings show up throughout the book. You think you know whodunit? Maybe you do; maybe you don’t!
I think you’ll be just as entertained by No Filter as I was!
About Heather Day Gilbert
HEATHER DAY GILBERT, an ECPA Christy award finalist and Grace award winner, writes contemporary mysteries and Viking historicals. Her novels feature small towns, family relationships, and women who aren’t afraid to protect those they love. Like her amateur sleuth heroines, she enjoys reading Agatha Christie, playing video games, dogs, and coffee.
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/heatherdaygilbert
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