Thursday, August 29, 2019

Molded 4 Murder - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads:  Molded 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mysteries #5) by J.C. Eaton

Rating: Very Good
Source: NetGalley

Description:  Sophie "Phee" Kimball enjoys working as a bookkeeper for a private investigator. If only her mother Harriet could enjoy her retirement at Sun City West in Arizona--instead of constantly getting involved with retirees being prematurely put out to pasture. This time Quentin Dussler, a prominent member of the clay sculpting club, was found dead, clutching a piece of paper scrawled with Phee's mother's name.
Terrified she's been targeted by assassins, Harriet begs Phee to investigate. What Phee uncovers is a complicated scheme that only the most diabolical of murderers would ever devise. And as she chisels away at confusing clues and potential suspects, Phee unearths something far more precious and valuable than she could imagine. Eager for answers, she takes a bold step--placing herself in the crosshairs of a stonefaced killer ...

Genre:  Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:  I love this series so when I see a new book I have to grab it.

My Impression:  This is just such a fun series!  As soon as I start a book with Phee and Harriet and all the rest of the characters I know I'm going to have a good time and this one was no different.  Right from the start there is chaos and panic and hijinks with the discovery of Harriet's name on a piece of paper clutched by a dead man.  Phee of course has no choice but to get pulled in and I love how she works with Nate and Marshall.  They're quite the team.  And of course any scene featuring receptionist/office manager Augusta is always a fun one.

There is a lot of chaos and madness in this book but I really never felt like it falls into too silly or too cutesy territory.  The mystery isn't flawless and there are the occasional plot holes but the pacing and the characters more then make up for it.  This is one of those series where each book feels like catching up with friends and a trip to Sun City West is one I'll always enjoy!

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Absolutely!  This is one of my favorite cozy mystery authors and this is my favorite series by them.

Would I Recommend this Book?  Definitely!  Though if you're new to the series you might want to start at the beginning just to get your bearings.  There are a decent amount of characters and while it doesn't get confusing I think it'd be more fun to know there backstory.

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. Looks like a fun series! Arizona seems like a nice setting for a cozy, and the chaotic elements make it sound fun and quirky too.

  2. Such a great series!! I can't wait for the next one that comes out in February!! :)

  3. I'm so happy you are still enjoying this series. I need to catch up on it!

  4. I like that you have high praise for this series. I have it on my TBR.

  5. A book with great characters like this is appealing and I agree with a series where characters are so good starting at the beginning would be the way to go.

  6. This sounds like such a fun series. Look at that dog on the cover. Haha. I would like to give this series a try.