"The storm isn't the only thing deadly in town...."
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted September 4, 2017
Cassie Miller enjoys her job as postmistress in her
hometown of North Ashcot. It's hurricane season and a
storm is headed directly for the town. Not even the post
office can stay open in this weather. However, the storm
isn't the only danger as a local merchant is murdered and
someone thinks Cassie is asking too many questions. It
doesn\'t help that the husband of the murdered woman asks
for Cassie\'s help in solving the murder. Will Cassie
uncover the murderer\'s identity or will she be CANCELLED
BY MURDER as well?
Who knew that being a postmistress could be so dangerous?
CANCELLED BY MURDER is the second book in the
Postmistress Mystery series but can easily be read
as a standalone. Jean Flowers gives readers all the
necessary background information on the characters and
their relationships so that new readers (like me) can
jump right in and enjoy the story.
I like how Jean Flowers delves into the small-town
politics of North Ashcot as we quickly learn the tensions
simmering beneath the surface. Everyone is a suspect when
business dollars are at stake. One of the things I liked
about CANCELLED BY MURDER is that Jean Flowers is
realistic about the consequences of someone investigating
their friends for murder. Too often cozy mysteries make
the questioning seem far too easy Jean Flowers shows the
difficulties Cassie faces when she questions her friends
about their involvement.
CANCELLED BY MURDER is an enjoyable cozy mystery series.
I look forward to visiting Cassie and North Ashcot in
future books. Readers looking for a slightly different
cozy mystery will appreciate Cassie\'s occupation as it
adds a unique flavor to the genre.
Second in the Postmistress Mystery series by Jean
Flowers, following Death Takes Priority...
“MAKE THIS MYSTERY SERIES YOUR PRIORITY.”—Janet Cantrell,
national bestselling author of the Fat Cat mysteries
Cassie Miller returned to her sleepy hometown in the
Berkshires to start over as the new postmistress. But she
soon finds that dead letters are nothing compared to murder
With a massive storm about to hit North Ashcot,
Massachusetts, threatening floods and widespread wind
damage, Cassie is forced to close up the post office along
with the rest of the local business owners and residents,
who are battening down the hatches and bracing themselves
for the worst.
Although the storm proves not to be as bad as predicted,
fabric shop owner Daisy Harmon is found dead, seemingly
killed by a fallen branch. But the police quickly determine
that her death had nothing to do with foul weather and
everything to do with foul play. After Daisy’s widowed
husband approaches her to help solve his wife’s murder,
Cassie vows to find the killer before another innocent
victim is taken by storm.
What do you think about this review?
1 comment posted.
Re: The storm isn't the only thing deadly in town....
I love mystery and this is one of my best collection. Nice
(John Jackson 3:22am September 6)
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