Monday, August 23, 2021

Railroaded 4 Murder - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads:  Railroaded 4 Murder(Sophie Kimball #8) by J.C. Eaton

Rating:  Really Liked It!
Source:   Publisher

Description:   Phee's marriage to Marshall Gregory promises to be the wedding of the year in Arizona's Sun City West--that is, if you ask her mother Harriet. But before she can walk down the aisle, it looks like she has to solve one more murder. At a model train exhibit, Phee, Harriet, and their beloved Chiweenie, Streetman, discover the body of Sun City West's railroad club president, with an incriminating tap shoe near his lifeless corpse.

Wilbur Maines may have loved model trains but apparently he was not a model husband. There are rumors of affairs with hot-to-trot hobbyists the Choo-Choo Chicks. The police suspect his wife--and Harriet's friend--Roxanne, who dances with the Rhythm Tappers, but Phee's mom is convinced they're on the wrong track. Before the poor woman is railroaded into spending the rest of her life behind bars, Phee, Harriet, and the book club ladies will need to do some fancy footwork, infiltrate the dance group, and find the real culprit before the killer leaves the station...

Genre: Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:  This is one of my absolute favorite cozy series so I couldn't resist this newest book!

My Impression: I love this series!  And with each book I think I love it even more.  As usual this was a fun one.  The mystery is solid, the investigation was well done and the characters are all likable and entertaining.  I love Phee, Marshall, Nate, and Augusta and I am always entertained by Phee's mom, Harriet and the rest of the community of Sun City West.  I'm glad I don't have Aunt Ina and Harriet calling me but I do love reading about all the trouble they pull Phee into.

When president of the railroad club is found murdered his wife, Roxanne, is an immediate suspect but Phee, Harriet and the rest of Operation Agatha are convinced she's innocent.  Nate and Marshall trust Phee's instincts but are hampered in an official investigation by the fact that Sun City West's police are convinced they have found their murderer.  I loved the interaction between Phee and Augusta as well as Marshall's faith in Phee.  The mystery came to a bit of a surprising conclusion - after some antics from Streetman and a show by the Rhythm Tappers of course.  

I thoroughly enjoyed this read and cannot wait till the next book.  While you can dive into the series here without too many problems it is a series best read in order so you get to know all the different characters that make up the series.  

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Of course!  I can't wait until the next book.  

Would I Recommend this Book? If you're a cozy mystery lover you must try this series!  It's so fun without being over the top.

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


  1. I have to catch up on this series. It sounds so good.

  2. It’s so cool to find a series you enjoy. I’m a series addict. It looks a little like Loki on the cover :-)

  3. Delicious cover! Ah, another good series. I've just marked the first one to read on my GR shelf for the future.

  4. I like the sound of the town community. May have to add this series.