A Crafty Killing by Lorraine Bartlett

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: craft displays
Setting: McKinlay Mill, New York, USA
Main Characters: Kellie Bonner, Ezra Hilton, Gerald Hilton
Series: Yes, #1
Dates Read: February 9 - February 12
Number of pages: 367
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, on my Nook
Category for 12 in 12 challenge:English Lit, Extra Curricular Activities
Having lost her husband Chad, several months earlier, Kellie Bonner is horrified when her new partner, Ezra Hilton, (Chad had been in business with him) is found dead and she is thrown into the position of keeping the Artisans Alley open not just for sentimental reasons but for financial ones as well. Not happy that the detective in charge of the investigation seems slow, Kellie sets out to supply him with information so that the killer can be found and the crafters as well as customers will feel safe.
The characters are interesting and make you want to get to know that better, the descriptions of the crafts make me want to drive up and look around. Definitely a series to continue.

1 comment:

Kaye said...

I am a little leery of starting this new series as I really didn't care for her characters in the other series. (can't even think of the titles but it's the bookstore in NH series.)