Friday, January 13, 2017

Review: UNEXPECTED : A Humorous and Romantic Cozy (Cassie Baxter Mysteries Book 2) by Cindy Blackburn


Small sleuth, tiny town, unfailing fun.
Welcome to Lake Elizabeth, Vermont, where the water's growing colder, the leaves are turning orange, and Cassie Baxter is going nuts. Who wouldn't go a little nuts with this latest unexpected development? Meet five-year-old Truman Tripp. Cassie, who is most definitely not a kid person, can't understand why his mother left the child with her. But some even more perplexing problems soon present themselves, and Cassie's already Looney Tunes life gets even loonier. Expect the unexpected when Lake Elizabeth's most unlikely duo, Cassie and Truman, team up to catch a killer.


Aside from the obvious question of why someone Cassie didn't know listed her as next of kin, who murdered Truman's mother and why remained to be solved. At the same time, Cassie's father has to solve the plot problems of his sci fi story, and even Truman starts talking like the story is real. Cassie may be "looney tunes" but she has a heart of gold when it comes to this little boy.

This is the second in the Cassie Baxter series. Although a shift from Blackburn's Cue Ball mysteries, humor and a steady pace keep the story moving. The characters, including the goats, dog, and Truman's cat Notz, have unique and memorable personalities.  And then there's the continuing story of Chance Dooley and his space ship, the Destiny. This can be easily read as a stand alone story. 



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