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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Death & Decluttering (A Good, Clean Cozy Mystery - Spark & Joy #1) by Nancy McGovern


Death & Decluttering
(A Good, Clean Cozy Mystery - Spark & Joy #1)

ebook
Published June 23rd 2020 by MCGOVERN BOOKS




Goodreads synopsis: 
Joy Russo loves chaos. From her life as a busy reporter to her brawling, coffee-obsessed Italian family, there’s nothing she loves more than her messy, little life. Then the weird, slightly out-of-this-world Aurora Sparks arrives, whose life seems to revolve around creating order out of chaos.

The two of them have somehow ended up as roommates in the small Upstate New York town of Bent River, and the old adage that says “opposite attract” couldn’t be further from the truth! Sparks fly & tempers flare as each young lady tries to deal with the other’s eccentricities while not compromising their own values. Much easier said than done.

But when a man is found dead and Joy’s father is the prime suspect, the two must put aside their differences if they want to help him. They soon find that Joy’s tough, no-nonsense demeanor and Aurora’s ordered, structured nature perfectly complement each other when it comes to ferreting out clues. And thankfully so, as the danger threatens to escalate unless they can sort through the facts and solve this mystery in a hurry!

Death & Decluttering is the first cozy mystery adventure in Nancy McGovern’s new series, Sparks & Joy!

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4.5 stars

This is the first book in the Spark & Joy series by Nancy McGovern.

I picked this up on a whim from the Kindle store. I have been on a decluttering kick lately and thought it would be a fun read. Wow, was I right. This was not only fun but pretty intense for a cozy mystery. I had myself a little stress fest here and there while reading it. That shows that the characters are fully blown people who can make me feel all the feels.

This is definitely a series I want to continue with. There wasn’t as much decluttering as I would have liked but I figure more will come when new books come out.

Joy and Aurora didn’t quite see eye to eye when Joy’s grandfather left Aurora half the house Joy was currently living in. When Aurora left New York to move into her new house, Joy was not pleased and pretty perturbed that her grandfather had done this to her. There was a lot of ramped up tension in this. But there was a lot of family love and loyalty too. Just a good mix of it all.


If you love a good cozy mystery, check this one out. What a fun read!

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