It’s summer festival time in Confection, Oregon. When two members of the chamber of commerce suddenly die, Lexi Jones, owner of the local bookstore, decides to investigate. Lexi, helped by her border collie Cookie and the Macaroon Book Club, have a lot to do, especially if they want to clear the name of their friend Dash, accused of murder.
❤️ What I liked about A Poisonous Page by Kitt Crowe
🏘️ Small town story. There is always something fun about reading stories set in small villages. And there is nothing better than a town called Confection, with a local bookstore called Sweet Fiction and other stores called Cookie Crumbles, Eats ‘n’ Treats, and Taffy Toys.
🔍 Cosy mystery. There is nothing more reassuring than a cosy mystery. A book with an engaging plot, a not too gruesome murder, likeable characters, and a bit of romance.
📚 Sweet Fiction Bookshop and the Macaroon Book Club. I have a soft spot for a good story set in a bookstore. Also, the name of the Book Club is incredibly funny, and it couldn’t be more perfect!
I wasn’t sure about:
📚 Sweet Fiction Bookshop and the Macaroon Book Club. The bookstore doesn’t play much of a role in the story. It’s mentioned only because it’s where Lexi works and the book club meets. There is no book talk whatsoever… not even the book club discuss books: the members are more interested in the murders!
To the score
This book is a fun cosy mystery, enjoyable and easy to follow: I read it in one day! I have to admit that the culprit was not a big surprise, but I loved this book anyway, and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Thanks to #netgalley for the preview.