A Fright to the Death by Dawn Eastman
Rating: 4 Stars
Description: When a blizzard ruins their Mexican vacation Clyde and Mac end up snowed into a castle like hotel with most of Clyde's family, Mac's mother, a hotel full of knitters, a ghost, and even a corpse.
Why I Picked This Book: This series just looked really fun. I love the mix of paranormal, humor and cozy mystery!
My Impression: If I had to use one word to describe this book that word would be fun. The setting, the characters and the mystery were all very much enjoyable. It kind of reminded me of a modern day version of Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" with a snowbound house and a victim who more and more people had a motive to kill.Clyde is a police officer on leave and Mac is an active officer which makes their investigation make sense which always makes me happy. I loved the characters. Cyde's family has got plenty of crazy antics without being too ridiculous and what's even better is Clyde herself. We see her wrestling with what she's going to do both professionally and in her relationship with Mac. At one point she and Mac actually have a mature discussion about what their plans are and I wanted to reach into the book and hug them both. They psychic elements are fairly mild and just add a little bit of interest. Plus, at one point there's a mastiff riding on a snowmobile which is an image I will be forever grateful to have in my head!
While this is the third book in the series this was the first book I read and I had no problem connecting to the characters and understanding what was going on. If you like cozy mysteries, dogs or knitting this is a must read!
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Absolutely! I'm looking forward to seeing where this series goes as well as reading the first 2 in the series.
Would I Recommend this Book?: I think most mystery readers would enjoy this one - especially those readers who like cozies.
Challenges Met? Reading Road Trip (Michigan)