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Review: Digging up Trouble


Title: Digging up Trouble

Series: A Sweet Fiction Bookshop Mystery #1

Author: Kitt Crowe

Release Date: October 12, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Life is sweet when you live in Confection, Oregon. Or, at least, that's how it's supposed to be. But on a summer day, when tourists and locals alike gawk at the majestic mountains, quaint Craftsman houses, and lovely flowers--particularly the renowned Confection Rose--the last thing anyone has come to see is a dead body, unearthed from a shallow grave by a curious dog.


A bathrobe-clad Lexi rushes next door to her neighbor's backyard to find her pooch, Cookie, stalwartly sitting watch over a body in the vegetable garden. Cookie, encrusted in dirt, grips a copper pipe between her teeth. Was this the murder weapon? And was Lexi the murderer? It sure looks that way, seeing as she was spotted squabbling with the victim just the day before. The case becomes all the more perplexing when the real murder weapon turns out to be a garden stake. Then where does the copper pipe fit in? And might a more likely suspect let Lexi off the hook?


All the volumes in the Sweet Fiction Bookshop, and all the specials at Eats n' Treats, prove of little help in jogging Lexi's brain to find a solution. Fortunately, Cookie is not finished digging up clues. As the fur flies, can this trusty border collie mix save sweet Lexi from a bitter end?


My Review: I adored the setting for this book. The town was adorable, especially with all the sweets named shops. The character of cookie was also especially adorable. The characters were all entertaining and relatable, I enjoyed the mystery and the book was well done. Overall I look forward to book two.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*