Book Review.

The Good, The Bad, and The Pugly.

It’s a delightful cozy mystery with great suspense and many unexpected twists and turns. There’s humor, thrill, fun and adventure. Author Celia Kinsey has done such a wonderful job of maintaining the momentum of the story that I actually chewed my nails in anticipation of what would follow in the upcoming pages.

A yet-to-be-divorced Emma Iverson visits Jason Wendell, the lawyer and the executor of her deceased great aunt Geraldine in Amatista, near Santa Fe. She’s surprised to learn that her Great Aunt had left almost all of her possessions to her, instead of her own daughter Abigail and her twin daughters, Frieda and Georgia. Her greatest inheritance is the estate of Little Tombstone, Bird’s Cage Cafe and her bank balance, leaving only a few items for her own heir. The condition of receiving her inheritance is that she has to look after Earp, her aunt’s pet pug. Problems start cropping in her life as her cousins, Frieda and Georgia, threaten to contest the will. Emma starts receiving threatening letters warning her to leave Little Tombstone. The sender carries out the threat by severing the water connection near one of Her aunt’s tenants, Ledbetter’s trailer causing a mini flood, followed by a freak fire mishap in the kitchen of The Cafe, as Juanita, her aunt’s friend and trusted employee raises an alarm and Hank Edwards, Her great aunt Geraldine’s special friend and the proprietor of Little Tombstone’s Curio Shop and the Museum of the Unexplained) is attacked by bees.

She digs through her Great aunt’s possessions and discovers some hidden secrets. Some very interesting clippings containing the unsolved mysterious disappearance of The Halversons couple and the theft of gold coins from the Stagecoach in the 1800’s fascinates Emma.

Earp, the dog digs out skeletons near another trailer occupied by Morticia. More scary incidents follow and Frieda, her evil cousin, is found dead. Wow! The story is so intriguing that I couldn’t stop reading for hours together. Who wants Emma out of the race for a fortune? What are Her Great Aunt, Geraldine’s secrets? If you are looking for a perfect entertainer, this is just the perfect book. Highly recommended.

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  1. Earp, the dog digs out skeletons…be careful of having a nosy pug around if you’re trying to hide something! LOL πŸ€£πŸ•πŸ˜‚ Loved your review Aparna. πŸ‘πŸΌ Do you read a book a day? You go through books girlfriend like running water! β›² Love it. Thanks for the entertaining recommended read. πŸ“—πŸ“šπŸ“• Enjoy the rest of your beautiful evening. πŸŒ πŸŒ™πŸŒŸ

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  2. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. My speed of reading reduced this week. I usually publish 2-3 book reviews per week but managed to publish only one. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  3. Well honey, I do believe your eyes can use a little rest! πŸ‘€ LOL Don’t stress yourself out, unless you’re getting a commission for reading, writing and posting them! πŸ˜πŸ“šπŸ€©πŸ’–πŸ˜Š You are quite the overachiever my friend. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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  4. Thank you so much, dear Elvira. Hope you are not straining yourself too much. Lots of love, hugs, kisses, prayers, coffees, cakes and all the happiness. I am praying for you and your parents. Wishing you all a speedy recovery. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™


  5. You are welcome, dear Aparna.
    You are so kind, appreciate it.
    Have a wonderful day full of love, hugs, kisses, smiles, coffee, cakes, fun and happiness. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€—πŸ€— Means a lot! Thank’s.

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