Tall Tails Secret Book Club by CeeCee James

The first cosy mystery of the season!

Themes: Cosy mystery

The synopsis

A mysterious mansion, a suspicious death, and a cat too smart for its own good…

When Laura Lee took the summer job as a housekeeper at the old Thornberry Estate, she knew it was a creepy place, but she had no idea how creepy. Mrs. Fitzwater warned her to keep her mind on her work and her nose in her own business, but one thing after another leads her astray, between the mansion giving up its puzzles as she goes about her work, fun secrets to share with the clever ladies in her book club who are always up for a mystery, and a cat that seems to know more than she does.

The death of a chauffeur just outside the estate gates changes everything and suddenly creepy turns to deadly as Laura Lee finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. When the police seem unable to solve the crime, can Laura Lee and her intrepid club find the killer before the killer finds Laura Lee?

The review

I was in a reading slump and longing for autumn to come (it’s still summery where I live) when I picked up this book. And here comes my first cosy mystery of the season!

This was the perfect read: cosy and very quick, the kind of book you read in one sitting. It happens in an old house, with a grumpy owner and a group of employees linked by their love of books and mysteries. The author really used all the elements that make a cosy murder mystery: family secrets, hidden rooms and clues, a book club, and a cat obviously. And for once, the heroine wasn’t stupid or taking irrational decisions!

In brief: I truly enjoyed this book whose mystery was quite simple in the end but that I still didn’t manage to guess! I recommend it for everyone looking for a quick read or a cosy one. Bonus: it’s on Kindle Unlimited 😉

My rating: 4/5

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