Death Bee Comes Her (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Death Bee Comes Her (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Nancy Coco

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Meet Wren Johnson, owner of Let It Bee - a shop that sells all things honey, from candy to lip balm to candles. Wren lives and works in the small town of Oceanview along the Oregon coast. Her pet cat, Everett is a constant companion. He is a talkative Havana Brown cat who loves to go for walks on a leash.

One day when Wren is walking Everett on the beach, the kitty points Wren to the prone body of Agnes Snow among the dunes. Agnes is the arch-rival of Wren’s Aunt Eloise, and she is definitely dead. The only clue is a label from one of Wren’s handmade lip balms clutched in Agnes’s right hand.

Wren calls 9-1-1 and meets Office Jim Hampton, a Paul Newman lookalike who is suspicious of Wren from the start. Wren is suspect number one in his eyes - and her Aunt Eloise is suspect number two. Wren, along with Everett, must follow the clues to catch the real killer and clear their names.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496719768
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/31/2019
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 9,175
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Death Bee Comes Her (B&N Exclusive Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Cozyfan75 4 months ago
I'm loving this new series set in a coastal Oregon town named Oceanview. It sounded like tons of fun being around Halloween and having a whole week for people to get dressed up and let the kids go trick or treating to the shops. Poor Wren's only problem was that she was practically accused of murder, and the police had to seize a third of her inventory. Wren wasn't one to give up easily, so with the help of her awesome aunt Eloise and her sweet cat Everett, she set out to find the person who was the real killer and appeared to be trying to frame Wren for murder. There were so many great red herrings and suspects that I was never sure who I thought did it. I loved the main characters of Wren, Aunt Eloise, Everett and Porsche! Porsche made a great bestie and sleuthing buddy. I'm always rooting and doing the happy dance when anyone in the cast is into technology, but I especially enjoy it when it's a senior member of that cast like Aunt Eloise. She had a good healthy knowledge of new and old school knowing that both could come in handy. An extra treat at the end of the book was the first chapter from the next Candy-Coated mystery! I'm so anxious now for that to come out and for the second book in this series! Reminder, this is a B&N exclusive for a year, so if you want to read it, you'll need to get the paperback. I haven't seen it even there in digital format. I ordered the book but I had received an ARC paperback from the publisher which I voluntarily read and reviewed. All opinions are my own.
KrisAnderson_TAR 4 months ago
Death Bee Comes Her by Nancy Coco is the debut of An Oregon Honeycomb Mystery series. I enjoyed this delightful new cozy from beginning to end. Wren Johnson has a unique honey boutique called Let It Bee in Oceanview, Oregon. There is an actual beehive in her store behind glass. Wren has a variety of products in her shop from candy to lip balm to lotions. I loved the description of her shop and could envision it in my mind. I like Wren who owns (well, as much as you can “own” a cat) Everett, a Havana Brown cat. She walks him about town on a leash and harness. Wren talks to Everett and he seems to understand what Wren is saying with appropriate responses (a clever kitty). It is adorable. Oceanview has a weeklong festival called Halloweentown. It is an extravaganza with everyone dressing up and handing out candy to the kids. I enjoyed Wren’s clever costumes. I happen to be a fan of the Halloweentown movies. The author took the time to set the stage for this book and the series with her descriptions of the town and its residents. The mystery was interesting, and I liked following Wren as she combed for clues. There is plenty of action and good clues. I like how the mystery was laid out. While I was able to solve the mystery quickly, I still enjoyed this honey of a whodunit. There is an excerpt for Have Yourself a Fudgy Little Christmas from Nancy Coco’s A Candy Coated Mystery series. Death Bee Comes Her is a charming cozy mystery with a chatty cat, healthy honey, a pestilent poison, scrumptious candy, and creative crafts.
TheCozyReview 5 months ago
A fantastic new series “An Oregon Honeycomb Mystery “ from Kensington Books starts with Death Bee Comes Her written by Nancy Coco, a seasoned author who takes storytelling to a new level. This book is a delightful, fast-paced read that will have readers smiling with anticipation and working to unravel the mystery. A new series isn’t always a success, but this one is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The main characters are well-rounded, charismatic, intelligent with sparkling wit, and easy to relate too. Wren, and her aunt Eloise, keep readers entertained while also getting interested in all things Oregon, and all types of crafting. Wren’s cat, Everett, is just as easy to like and even worry about, maybe more so than the owner. The suspects are few, but this makes for a very tight storyline. The clues are spread throughout the book and keep readers guessing as to their meaning. It is easy to get caught up in the varied character's lives. The killer once unmasked may not be a complete surprise to many, but the motive behind the murder will undoubtedly keep readers in suspense. Fans will come back to this new series with each addition, and happily spend several hours alongside Wren, Eloise, and Everett. I enthusiastically recommend this new series and its debut novel Death Bee Comes Her to readers who love animals, crafts, and books with new exciting characters and plots that will give them hours of pleasure and something to look forward too.
SrJean 5 months ago
A Honey of a Read “Death Bee Comes Her” is the first in what promises to be another great series from author Nancy Coco. It is an engaging mystery with delightful characters. Wren Johnson is the owner of Let It Bee, a specialty shop for all things honey in a quaint oceanside town in Oregon. In many ways, it is a typical cozy mystery with characters you want to get to know better and hate to leave behind on the last page. This mystery begins when Wren and her cat, Everett, find the body of Agnes Snow on the beach. The woman, a former friend of Wren’s Aunt Eloise and the queen of local craft fairs, is clutching a label from Wren’s specialty lip balm. Enter Officer Jim Hampton, who eyes Wren as his prime suspect, and a few other locals who are close to Wren and Eloise, and we are off and running on a honey of an adventure. Let’s hope Coco has many more adventures in store for Wren and friends – feline and human. (I received an advance reading copy.)
KWeldon 5 months ago
New Cozy Mystery Series Death Bee Comes Her Oregon Honeycomb Mystery Series (book1) by Nancy Coco 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wren is the owner of Let It Bee honey boutique.  When Agnes Snow is found by Wren and her cat, Everett, facedown on the beach, clutching one of the labels from her lip balms Wren becomes a suspect in her murder.  It doesn't help that Wren's Aunt Eloise and Agnes did not get along.  Wren and her Aunt Eloise try to investigate but keep getting themselves into more trouble.  Who could have killed Ages and who is trying to frame Wren? I loved this book. The characters were fun. Wren is intelligent and very likeable. Everett made me want a cat. If you likes cats in a cozy mystery series....he play a big part in this book. Aunt Eloise is quite a character herself. Thank you @kensingtonbooks for the free gifted copy in exchange for an honest review. Publication Date: December 31, 2019
KimHeniadis 5 months ago
I love finding new cozy mystery series. Each month when the list of new books comes out, the first thing I do is look for new series and then I go back and look at the rest of the new books. I was super excited when I came across Death Bee Comes Her by Nancy Coco, the first book in An Oregon Honeycomb Mystery series. Most cozies come with recipes or craft patterns, so the first thing I did when I picked up this book was jump to the end to read the recipes, something I always do. I didn’t see any so I thought since this was an ARC they just weren’t in there yet, but would be in the final print. I was pleasantly surprised to see most chapters either started with information about bees, honey, or Havana Browns, which is the type of cat Everett is, or there was a recipe for food or beauty products at the end of the chapter. I don’t recall any other cozies that I’ve read doing it this way. I was really drawn to Wren’s store because I’m studying to become an herbalist and work with honey for various remedies and recipes. I found some new things to make and I always enjoy when people are exposed to more information on natural products. I would continue reading this series just because of that, but Coco wrote a great mystery besides! Coco’s character development was very good for the first book in a series. The perfect amount of people to have lots of suspects, but not so many that you start to get confused. And the town sounds lovely, plus the story took place over Halloween, which is my favorite holiday. I hadn’t realized that by looking at the cover or reading the synopsis, so if you too enjoy Halloween, that’s just one more reason you should read Death Bee Comes Her. I thought I had the mystery figured out but was mostly wrong, and I did not see the motive coming at all, so that was wonderful. It was a bit of a different reason as to why people had to be killed, which is always enjoyable to me when I read something a bit different. There was one mystery involving Everett that was not for sure solved and Wren’s arch nemesis comes to town which you know will make for lots of drama in future books. I’m excited for the next book in An Oregon Honeycomb Mystery and to see where Coco takes the story.
Chatting-About-Cozies 5 months ago
Have y’all heard the buzz about this new series? Let It Bee is a honey boutique shop located in the lovely town of Oceanview, Oregon. Proprietor, Wren Johnson loves making taffy, candles, lotions, balms, scrubs and more with soothing fresh honey. When Wren and her Havana Chocolate Cat, Everett, are walking on the beach, they stumble across a female body that’s unfortunately deceased. Crime scene evidence points straight to Wren and one of her handmade items. Author Nancy Coco plots an engaging beachfront mystery in an appealing setting that’s a great read for the wintertime blues, vacation at the beach or ski lodge, or wrapped up in a fleece throw at home on a cold winters night. I enjoyed the recipes and tips scattered between the chapters of the book. Wren’s Aunt Eloise is a fun character who adds levity in between the more serious scenes. Reading about bees is interesting and the live hive in Wren’s Boutique is unique. There’s no shortage of suspects as far as who might have wanted to kill the victim or who might be framing Wren for the crime. About halfway through the story, I had a hunch who the bad guy was and it turned out I was correct. The mystery is very good! I believe Cozy fans will find DEATH BEE COMES HER an interesting, satisfying read. I’m already looking forward to the next honey of a story! I reviewed a galley arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington Publishing for an honest review. Thank you.