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title in red, blue sky, white birds, buildings, a Farris wheel and small boat on the water in the background, with a blue table in the front with a blue cupcake in a red liner with white frosting and blue sprinkles and a red and white striped hat with blue and white stars on top of the frosting.

Red, White, and Blue Murder (Book 9 in A Freshly Baked Cozy Mystery) by Kathleen Suzette, eBook, 162 pages

From GoodReads: You know how all you want to do on the 4th of July is hang out with the family, watch some fireworks, and enjoy yourself? Well, sometimes other people have other plans. Like, murderous plans.  The woman who was arguing with everyone on the beach should have kept quiet because sometimes arguing with someone can get you killed. The real question was, how did the murderer pull it off without being seen? And why?  My family and I only wanted to enjoy the holiday at the beach. What we got was another murder to solve. It would take the lot of us to figure out who did it.

We're back in Sandy Harbor where Allie, her family, her bestie Lucy's family, and her fiancé Alec start off their 4th of July with a beach BBQ and fireworks after dark. Once the fireworks have come to a finish, they find that the loud woman who had been picking fights all afternoon had been murdered not more than 20 feet from them. In typical Allie fashion, she puts her baking skills to work and starts sticking her nose into everybody's business!

The story was one that kept me guessing who done it and I was surprised by who did and didn't commit the murder. Even though I enjoyed the story and the writing, this story left me feeling like it was fun and easy but not quite a 5 star read. Close but not quite. It's definitely fun reading through this series and getting to know all the characters. I can't wait to see what happens next!

4.5/5 Stars

2024 Reading Challenge: 8/50 complete


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