The Treacherous Teddy by John J. Lamb

Read: May 3 - May 7
Format: Nook e-book 255 pages
Source: Barnes & Noble
Subject: neighborhood feuds, corporate development of rural areas
Challenges: 11 in 11, 75 Book, TIOLI
Category: Something New - books acquired in 2011
Genre: Cozy mystery
Stars: ★★★★

In this fifth installment of the Teddy Bear Collector's series, Ashleigh Lyon is finally front and center with Brad as she uses her position as auxiliary deputy to help in the investigation of a murder that she discovers as she returns to the farm of Everett Rawlins searching for the identity of a car that sideswiped her police cruiser.

Sheriff Tina calls on Brad's expertise as a Homicide investigator and together the three team to find multiple motives and therefore, multiple suspects. At the same time as the trio struggle to solve the murder, Brad and Ashleigh are hosting a Teddy Bear Jubilee benefiting the local church. Trying to keep the victim's family happy along with the town officials and the corporate buyers of Rawlins' farm is a tough scenario.

What a wonderful series with a cozy police procedural and terrific characters that just gets better and better with each book. I heard rumors this is the last in the series, but I'll keep my fingers crossed that rumors are wrong. I want more!

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