Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Murderous Type - Cozy Mystery Review

Goodreads: The Murderous Type (The Bookstore Mystery #2) by Sue Minix

Rating:  Not For Me
Source:   Publisher

Description:  Crime writer turned amateur sleuth Jen has taken over the running of the local bookstore in her hometown of Riddleton.

But balancing the books at Ravenous Readers is nothing compared to meeting the deadline for her new novel.

Dodging phone calls from her editor takes a back seat, however, when the local police chief is poisoned. Jen must dust off her detective hat once more to solve the murder.

With everyone in town seemingly a suspect, and evidence planted to incriminate local police officer and close friend Eric, Jen is working against the clock. Can she find the killer and beat her own writer’s block before it’s too late?

Genre:  Mystery - Cozy

Why I Picked This Book:  I can never resist a bookish cozy and there was a dog on the cover.

My Impression:  I read a lot of cozy mysteries and unfortunately not every one is going to work for me.  Unfortunately, this is one of them.  I did not read the first book in the series so that may have negatively impacted my opinion of this book but I don't think it would have substantially changed it.

I do love the setup of having an author who also runs a bookstore and I loved that she has a doggy companion.  Unfortunately this was never a book I was able to get into and it never really made that much of impression on me.  There are a lot of characters and even more detail about each character and everything else around them which ended up with me accidentally skimming and then having to go back and reread whole paragraphs.

This writing style didn't work well with me and I never really connected with any of the characters at all.  This wasn't a bad book but it just wasn't one that worked for me.  

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Probably not.  I don't think this writing style works for me. 

Would I Recommend this Book?  If the premise interests you I recommend starting with the beginning of the series.

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


  1. It's very dissapointing when a you can't get into a book that you were looking foward to reading.

  2. I know you love cozies, so I am sorry you couldn't connect with this one.

  3. Yah know when you know when a book doesn't work for you and that's it. Moving on!! This one did have the bookstore and the dog so I would have fallen for it too.

  4. I'm sorry this didn't work for you. I haven't read this series, but I think it's on my list.

  5. Sorry this one didn't work, but that's ok! On to the next. I got the first book in this series as a Kindle deal a while back, but haven't read it yet.

  6. This is disappointing as it sounds like one I would be drawn to as well. I am sorry it didn't work for you, Katherine. I hope the next book you picked up was much better!