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Monday, October 5, 2020

Oolong, Farewell (A Tea and Tarot Cozy Mystery #3) by Kirsten Weiss


Oolong, Farewell

(A Tea and Tarot Cozy Mystery #3)

by Kirsten Weiss 


Kindle Edition

Published September 21st 2020






Goodreads synopsis: 

When all the neighbors want you dead…

Abigail Beanblossom is finally getting into the groove of her new Tea and Tarot room. But in Abigail’s mind, when things are going right, that’s exactly when they’re about to go wrong.

She never could have guessed, however, the mother who abandoned her as a child would suddenly return, looking for tea and sympathy. Now, all Abigail wants is to escape. So, when her grandfather’s friend, Archer, asks Abigail and her partner Hyperion to investigate the murder of his neighbor, the two amateur sleuths leap at the opportunity.

Abigail suspects Archer’s fears of arrest are a tempest in a teapot. The victim’s been renting out his mansion for noisy events and bringing the entire neighborhood to a boil. And the old money and nouveau-riche suspects are as plentiful as they are quirky.

But when Archer becomes suspect #1, Abigail and Hyperion must steep themselves in the fraught world of upper-crust homeowners associations and Instagram stars. Because this cockeyed killer is just getting started…

Oolong, Farewell is book 3 in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Start reading this hilariously cozy caper today!

Tearoom recipes in the back of the book.




***


4.5 stars


This is the third book in the Tea and Tarot mystery series by Kirsten Weiss.


By now we all know that Abigail’s mother and father abandoned her at the airport and called her grandparents to come and get her. They flew away to a different country without looking back and now Abby’s mother is back and wanting back into her daughter’s life twenty years later.


No matter how much new age babble comes out of her mother’s mouth, I cannot believe she doesn’t even acknowledge what she had done to Abigail in the past. Abandonment leaves mental scars and all her mother wants is more free tarot readings, free food and palm reading. I know there are supposed to be those characters you love to hate, but I don’t know if she would ever fit that bill for me. Even at times, I don’t even like Hyperion when he starts getting into his spiritual mumbo jumbo.


Sometimes the characters you think should be more chill and wise, they are just rude and self-involved. Not all new age spiritual people are like that. I read tarot. I go to church and I know that just like in any other area, there are people like this surrounding us.


Sorry, about that, getting off my soap box.


This story was really interesting and I was surprised when even Brik, our Viking God look alike was caught up as a suspect in the murder.


Archer who is a friend of Abby’s grandfather, asks them to look into his next door neighbor who is having all these parties and causing havoc in the neighborhood. (Abby knows the feeling since Brik has been doing this to her since book one.) When this neighbor ends up dead, there are no end of people to question. The police want her to stay out of it, but Abby is like a dog with a bone. She just can’t let go.


I really like the concept of this book. But sometimes I think almost all the people surrounding Abby are almost like the same character but in different bodies… at least mentally. I know it is sometimes hard to find nice people other than the protagonist in cozy land, but still, I need more nice people who don’t do things to people just because they are so self involved to notice what they are leaving in their wake.


If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.


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