A Deadly Discovery
by J.C. Kenney
Publish Date January 19, 2021
by Beyond the Page
About A Deadly Discovery
Allie Cobb is ready to put her crime solving days firmly in the past. But when the remains of a teenage girl who’s been missing for twenty years are discovered and the victim’s mother shows up on Allie’s doorstep asking her to catch the murderer, how can the full-time literary agent and part-time amateur sleuth say no?
To figure out who’d want to take the life of the rebellious Valerie Briggs, Allie must take a deep dive into the community of Rushing Creek’s past. What she finds are folks who are willing to commit murder to keep the past, and the secrets that go with it, buried. As the list of suspects mount, Allie has an ally, DNA testing, but time is not on her side. Exposing this murderer will make Allie take the biggest gamble of her life, and it might cost her the same thing in doing so.
“Mr. Kenney has written a complicated mystery . . . The killer reveal was so entertaining and the takedown was something I had never seen in a cozy mystery.”—Escape With Dollycas
“Full of charm, great characters, and plenty of small details, making it perfect for fans of cozies.”—Books a Plenty Book Reviews
“A Genuine Fix is a lighthearted cozy mystery with a cunning cat, a disagreeable victim, a mound of mulch, a tolerant police chief, and one determined bicycle-riding literary agent.”—The Avid Reader
“The story behind the mystery and Allie’s interaction with family and friends . . . [are] character-driven and peopled by characters that are easy to become attached to and invested in.”—I Read What You Write
“I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed getting to know Allie and her friends . . . A Mysterious Mix Up is a quick and easy cozy mystery.” —Christy’s Cozy Corner
Here I am again with another cozy mystery, and yes this one is also part of a series. I know its cliche for me to keep saying “I found another cozy series to read,” but I can’t help it, I really did find another series to read!
Allie Cobb is my kind of girl. She’s smart, she loves animals, and she works in books. She’s living back in Rushing Creek Indiana, her hometown, and when she’s not working out or walking her cat, you can find her trying to solve another local murder. (Kinda makes you wonder why she would still want to live in this small town, but hey…. to each their own right? Besides, she actually lives in an apartment above a book store…..a BOOK STORE! A few local murders wouldn’t deter me away from those digs either).
In A Deadly Discovery, the fourth in the Allie Cobb Mystery series, a woman’s buried bones are found in the state park nearby. When the mother of a local girl who went missing 20 years ago begs Allie to look into the case, and the bones come back as definitely being her daughters Allie jumps into sleuthing once again. Can she figure out who and why Valerie was murdered ? Hmm…. I guess we will just have to see.
The 4th in a series, which can also be read as a standalone, A Deadly Discovery was a fast paced, enjoyable delight to read. I can honestly say that I had no clue who the murderer was until the reveal, and if I can’t figure it out beforehand, then its a well written book for sure. I am anxious to read the first 3 books of this series and learn more about Allie and the wonderful characters in Rushing Creek. J.C. Kenney has a gold mine with this character, and I foresee nothing but more good books to come in this series.
I definitely recommend picking this one up.
I just would like to thank J. C. Kenney, Suzanne Leopold of Suzy Approved Book Tours, and Beyond the Page for the gifted copy of this book for my unbiased and honest opinion for review.
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