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Friday, February 19, 2021

Murder at Mabel’s Motel (A Granny Reid Mystery #3) by G.A. McKevett


Murder at Mabel’s Motel

(A Granny Reid Mystery #3)

by G.A. McKevett 

Hardcover, 288 pages

Published January 26th 2021 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Goodreads synopsis: 

Stella “Granny” Reid’s youth wasn’t the only thing changed by time in tiny, nondescript McGill, Georgia. Except even back in the 1980s, the Southern town still had a way of attracting downright dubious characters—some with a talent for murder.

As quirky as McGill’s residents can be, they usually welcome society’s oddballs and outcasts into the community with open arms. But the three members of the Lone White Wolf Pack are a different story. Townsfolk aren’t feeling the least bit neighborly toward the ignorant gang widely believed to have orchestrated several hate crimes in the area . . .

When the small group’s irredeemable leader, Billy Ray Sonner, is found dead in an abandoned motel, most assume it was the result of an accidental overdose. An unfortunate yet predictable end for a man who lived the way Billy did. Only Stella and the sheriff have witnessed the crime scene in person, and the smell of cyanide means something more disturbing happened in that ramshackle room. Something like homicide . . .

While Stella wades through a flood of suspects, uncovered secrets link both Billy’s closest allies and respected locals to the incident. One thing is certain—this wasn’t an impulsive act of revenge. There’s a sophisticated killer on the loose, and Stella must expose deep-rooted fears and dark pasts if she wants to crack a carefully planned murder and stop McGill from descending into chaos.


4.5 stars

This is the third book in the Granny Reid mystery series by G.A. McKevett.

For a cozy mystery, this had a strong attack scene at the very beginning which kind of started the speculation off with a bang and then when the would be culprit ended up dead, they didn’t know what to think.

Overall it was a really great read. Loved the older protagonist. Quite refreshing. 

I wasn’t sure if I had read any other of McKevett’s books but I definitely will dig into them after reading this. Quite a stellar read! 

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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