Lacetown Murder Mysteries: Case One
A killer at a small-town literary festival. Bumbling drug dealers. A kidnapped cat. Starting a romance among all this chaos might be the death of them.
Michael Fleishman is excited to meet his favorite mystery writer, Russell Withingham, at Lacetown’s Literary Fest. He is not expecting to cross paths with sexy hairdresser Jasper “Jazz” Dilworth—or become embroiled in a real-life mystery. As Lacetown’s only mortician and the county coroner, Michael is called to his first murder scene and is shocked to recognize the victim—Russell’s young lover.
Jazz only wanted to confront his ex, Russell, over his cheating. Instead, he meets the adorably awkward Michael and becomes a murder suspect. Soon Jazz is teaming up with Michael to clear his name. Along the way, they are helped and hindered by Michael’s sassy assistant, Kitty, the grumpy Sheriff Musgrave, Russell’s creepy PR rep, Norbert, and Michael’s lothario grandfather, who likes his manhattans strong and his women saucy. And of course, Mr. Pickles Furryton the Third….
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Both Hank Edwards & Deanna Wadsworth are new to me and although this is my first book it will not be my last. As this was book one of a new series I happily signed up to read and review. I love murder mysteries, add in romance and two hot men and it is a win/win for me. murder From the first to the last page I was hooked. Most Lovely was full of steamy scenes, humour, an intriguing mystery which kept me guessing and some swoon worthy romance. The main heroes of this book are Michael Fleishman and Jasper “Jazz” Dilworth. I really liked the bumbling and slightly awkward Michael and I loved how feisty and caring Jazz was. The secondary characters were entertaining and overall I found myself easily relating to the characters. Not the HEA i was expecting but certainly a HFN and I will be interested to see how the series develops.
This was the perfect cozy small town mystery. Michael is an avid reader, he loves his, mysteries. Being the town's mortician and the coroner has led to him coming across as quiet and a bit socially awkward - though when you get past the trappings he really is far from that description Jazz is vocal, outgoing popular- Michael's complete opposite and his perfect match. Such a treat watching these two navigate the waters of their attraction. Really enjoyed the chemistry between them. This was such an overall fun read. It had all the mishaps and shenanigans of a cozy mystery. A complete mishmash cast of characters that you would expect from a small town. A bit of a phobic sheriff who truly didn't have a mean bone in his body, A take charge get her done assistant who knows more than she lets on, a questionable kitty and that is just the tip of souls who reside in Lacetown. The plot was tangled and had me going in circles grinning as each time I thought I figured out who done it I was once again thwarted! I do hope we will get more from this cast. An entertaining sweet romance shrouded in mystery