I expected A PURSE TO DIE FOR by Melodie Campbell and Cynthia St-Pierre to be a very, very light cozy; based on the title, the cover and the fact the protagonist is described as `fashionista and television celeb Gina Monroe’. But it was a fast paced, page turner that wasn’t all that cozy, set in Canada. Gina goes home for her grandmother’s funeral and the reading of the will. All the relatives are gathered together under one roof. That’s never good. There are suspicions that Grandma may have been helped along to her death and two other deaths soon follow. There’s a romance, a relative who is not a relative, a lot more money than anticipated, an unusual will and plenty of motives. You’ll be certain you know the killer. Twice. But you’ll be wrong, which always makes for a good mystery. I will certainly look forward to more by this writing duo.

Published by Kate Eileen Shannon

Artist, Crafter, Writer, purveyor of ephemera and bagatelle

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