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Monday, August 24, 2020

For Letter or Worse (Stationery Shop Mystery #2) by Vivian Conroy

For Letter or Worse

Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: September 29th 2020 by Poisoned Pen Press

Goodreads synopsis: 
The second in the stationery shop mystery series!

The scissors are sharpened and the cardstock stacked for Delta Douglas' latest workshop: a 3D cardmaking event at socialite, Lena Laroy's, birthday extravaganza. As co-owner of Wanted, the local stationery shop, Delta is ready to wow her guests with her one of a kind crafts. But, at this party, paper isn't the only thing bent out of shape. When a threatening present is unwrapped and the guest of honor's sister-in-law is discovered dead by the trees, Delta realizes another killer is loose in her small town.

Before the cake is even cut, suspects appear from the folds, and Delta and her Paper Posse must analyze the evidence to track the culprit down. But, with Lena's list of enemies a mile long, Delta soon discovers this case has more dimensions than she bargained for.


4.5 stars

This is the second book in the Stationery Shop mystery series by Vivian Conroy.

I have a thing for stationery and so this cozy concept really appeals to the pen/paper hoarder in me. Delta Douglas and her friend, Hazel are back in this exciting mystery surrounding a card making workshop. 

The dead body ends up being dressed nearly exactly like the woman who asked Delta and Hazel to bring their workshop to her birthday extravaganza. This fact makes the reader waffle back and forth wondering who was really the intended victim. Great mystery and character development in this one.

Delta’s grandmother was a great addition to this series. Her worries are the worries of many elderly people. She lost her house due to a road being paved through her neighborhood. I hope Conroy brings her in as a recurring character.

Looking forward to more books in this series. 

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

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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