Coffee & Corpse by Maisy Marple | Book Review
Coffee & Corpse by Maisy Marple
Series: Connie Cafe Mystery #1
Genres: Cozy Mystery
In the small town of Coffee Creek, things move pretty slow.
But when Connie Cafe finds the best golfer in town dead in a water hazard, suddenly, life in the Creek is anything but...
This is the first book in The Connie Cafe Mystery Series -- a perfect series for lovers of clean small town mysteries that feature coffee and an amateur sleuth who’s in way over her head.
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I am more than a little torn about this book. First is a cozy mystery which means those are always a little lighter when it comes to anything. I enjoy them but this one left me a bit uncertain. Connie has a dream of opening a coffee shop where those who truly love coffee will find enjoyment.
If she isn’t busy enough she’s also a part time journalist for the local paper. She is given the job of interviewing a popular golfer who ends up murdered. Jeff (the full time journalist for the paper) writes an article that hints at Connie being the murderer. Meanwhile Connie think everyone is going to believe the article and needs to prove her innocence. This sets things up nicely and I enjoyed all of this. Of course I loved Connie’s conversations with God as well. You read that correctly.
I liked Connie alright but I felt like she was much to wimpy for lack of a better word to be out there proving her innocence. Maybe even a little flighty, I mean second guessing lunch was a bit much for me. I think some of the things that Connie does would come off more as enduring if she didn’t do them so much. They could be her quirks that make her the persona nd character she is. Instead they came of all over the top.
All in all though I enjoyed the book there were somethings that just didn’t do it for me. I will of course, as always leave it up to y’all to form your own opinions.
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I like more stronger characters in my reads.
Nancy E Loring
Sometimes I am just in the mood for an easy light read nothing to deep. This might work.
nice, honest review
This sounds like an interesting mystery. I like the conversations with God as well.
I enjoyed reading your honest review. Not sure if I would like this one but I wish all the best.
I enjoy reading cozy mystery novels. Clever title, sounds interesting.
I think I would probably enjoy this book!
Well, anything to do with a mention of coffee has my attention! lol
I so appreciate that I can come here and know that I am reading your honest review! Readers and authors appreciate honesty. I love a good cozy mystery so I will add this to my tbr!
I enjoy a good cozy when I want to relax 🙂
I love small town series and I know I will love this one too! It sounds amazing.
Small towns and golf nothing better
I love a small town series, sounds interesting.
I am a fan of Maisy Marple. I love her Connie Cafe Mystery book series.
Thank you for the review. I like reading cozy mysteries.
Sounds good to me
I usually enjoy cozy mysteries, sounds interesting.
Thank you for the honest review!
Sounds kind of lighthearted too!
Coffee & Corpse by Maisy Marple sounds like such a fun book to read. I love a good amateur sleuth who done it and this one is it .
With the weather getting colder I’m up for a cozy mystery!
I might have to check this cozy mystery out! Thanks for sharing your review and have a magical holiday season!