A Crafty Killing
Author: Lorraine Bartlett [Website][Facebook][Twitter] aka Lorna Barrett [Website][Facebook][Twitter] aka L. L. Bartlett [Website][Facebook][Twitter]
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Series: Victoria Square Mystery, Bk 1
Obtained: Personal copy. I'm not sure now where I got it, but I'm guessing paperbackswap.com
Why this book?:
I've wanted to read this series for ages, but I actually picked up and started reading this book out of literally boxes of books (I've been moving them from one floor of the house to another) on a whim.
What took me so long? I was hooked from the moment I started. I liked the main character, Katie. I liked the set-up. I liked seeing the major overhaul that Katie was starting both at the Artisan's Alley and the whole Victoria Square. I liked that the characters weren't all you saw from first impressions (and that was true for multiple characters). In other words, there were many likes. I did suspect the murderer, but that doesn't bother me as long as it's not too obvious.
Overall this is just a great cozy mystery. The kind that gives the subgenre its name. I look forward to reading more of the series. I know I have a couple more to catch up on.