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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Death by Committee (Abby McCree Mystery #1) by Alexis Morgan


Death by Committee

(Abby McCree Mystery #1)

by Alexis Morgan

Mass Market Paperback, 282 pages

Published January 29th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Goodreads synopsis: 

When Abby McCree suddenly inherits her favorite relative's property in small town Snowberry Creek, Washington, she soon realizes that the ramshackle home comes with strings attached--one of which is tied to a dead body!

After a rough divorce, Abby McCree only wants to stitch up her life and move on. But other loose ends appear after her elderly Aunt Sybil passes away, leaving Abby to tend to a rundown estate, complete with a slobbery Mastiff of questionable pedigree and a sexy tenant who growls more than the dog. As Abby gets drawn into a tight-knit quilting guild, she makes a twisted discovery--Aunt Sybil's only known rival is buried in her backyard!

Despite what local detectives say, Abby refuses to accept that her beloved aunt had anything to do with the murder. While navigating a busy social calendar and rediscovering the art of quilting, she launches an investigation of her own to clear Aunt Sybil's name and catch the true culprit. The incriminating clues roll in, yet Abby can't help but wonder--can she survive her new responsibilities in Snowberry Creek and still manage to patch together a killer's deadly pattern without becoming the next victim?


4.5 stars

This is the first book in the Abby McCree mystery series by Alexis Morgan.  I have read quite a number of other books in this series but I hadn’t gotten to this one until now. It is nice to see how the whole shebang started.

Abby inherited her Aunt’s house along with a big dog and a sexy tenant. Abby gets sucked into the knitting and quilt guild and they give her the guilt trip to take over some of her aunt’s former duties. Kinda glad I didn’t read this book first. Kinda gave me a bad impression of some of these recurring characters.  They still have that angst between who might become Abby’s love interest, Trip or Garrett. Even though Trip is nice and that is probably the route they will take, I am Team Garrett.

Great mystery, likable characters, to a point and the writing is just stellar as always.

Super beginning to a long lasting cozy series!

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