Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review -- A Room with a Pew

A Room with a Pew
by Peg Cochran
Beyond the Page Publishing

A Room with a Pew is book four in the series, and the laughs continue to abound, along with murder and mystery. When fifty-something homemaker Lucille Mazzarella (like mozzarella but with an “a,” as she explains) stumbles across the body of her cousin Louis in his car in the parking lot of their parish church, it’s not long before she’s on the hunt to find out who killed him. Was it a professional hit? Was it related to the big wad of money the notoriously cash-poor Louis had stashed away? What was Louis doing to that ended up with him dead in the church parking lot?

Lucille and her best friend Flo are soon searching for clues to the identity of Louis’ killer, and from a job interview at what turns out to be a strip club to festive family dinners to worrying about family issues to being kidnapped by a serial killer, the action just keeps on coming in A Room with a Pew.

There is a healthy dose of humor in this easy-to-read mystery as well. In A Room with a Pew, it’s kind of like discovering bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s mother and her mother’s best friend are now out and about solving murders, mysteries and more in her hometown. There is a full cast of interesting characters and lots of action, but nothing too graphic or gory. This is a good book to grab on a stormy weekend or to relax with after a busy day.

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