February 25, 2018

Series Sunday: A Tiny Collierville Murder

(Tiny House Mystery #1) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"I'll be coming after you six ways from Sunday." ~ 85%

My Series Sunday pick is A Tiny Collierville Murder, the first book in the new Tiny House Mystery series by Abby L. Vandiver. Meet Nixie Culpepper. She thinks the tiny houses on HGTV are just too cute. She is delighted to land on the ranch where they are designed and built. But her excitement is short-lived. So much for a cross country adventure. In only a few days, she gained a stalker and is embroiled in a murder investigation.

Nixie needs to find out whodunit before leaving Collierville. So she enlists the help of an unlikely source: her Yugoslavian grandfather who loves Elvis, tells corny jokes and FaceTimes her regularly. Their relationship was one of the best things about this book. Loved their interaction. Nixie also has a Japanese grandmother that wants to be a famous YouTuber. What a cast of characters! It was fun watching this mystery unfold while getting to know a new set of names, personalities and dynamics.

"Forget what I told you about using your gut. I think your gut is sour." ~ 48%

Familiar bookhearts already know my struggle with reading this author. Her books are the definition of cozy mystery but the lack of editing/proofreading really burns my biscuit. I am semi-happy to report that I was able to take off my professional copyediting hat and enjoy the story for what it was: a fun new character with adorable grandparents traveling the country with her dog and tiny house in tow.

Do I recommend this new series? Hmmm, I am deciding to let it ride out before I continue on. Give myself a break from Vandiver's books. But if you are looking for a light-hearted murder mystery, then try A Tiny Collierville Murder. It may pacify that urge.

Author: Abby L. Vandiver
Published: October 2017
Pages: 159
Edition: eBook
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤


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