A Bird in the Hand

Proverbial Crime Mysteries book #1

I found this story quite an entertaining mystery.

“A Bird in the Hand” is about a writer / amateur sleuth Caroline and her husband Gregory (the attorney). Oh and let's not leave out their funny dog Trixie. Trixie steals the show at times.

This story involves many incidents that will have you laughing. What will happen when this team becomes involved with these murders? Well the author pulls you right in for more. While you are trying to figure out who is behind all of these killings the author is dreaming up her next twist.

We soon find Caro is a clumsy housewife and mystery writer. She comes upon a murder that leads to several more. It will be interesting to see how this plays into Caroline's investigations. Secrets will come out about some neighbors [HOA] and the politicians that will get her into danger. You will be drawn into the relationship and the bantering between the two main characters. What will happen when Caroline decides to help the police?

Be ready for a story with a cozy mystery, suspense, romance, twists and turns that seemed to be all over the place. This book will keep your attention!

Oh let's not forget about those baked goods. I’m dreaming of pastries! Yummy! Will you be able to figure out who the guilty person was before the end? I DID! Oh well, it was still a thought-provoking read.


Book Blurb for A Bird in the Hand

From USA Today bestselling author Dane McCaslin...

Take two British expats, transplant them to upstate New York where the local HOA is worshipped and neighbors spy on each other for fun, and you have the makings of murder gone amok.

Caro Layton-Browning, an accomplished writer of mysteries, never imagined she would unwittingly stumble into a series of real-life murders good enough to be in her own books. But when the Cat Lady next door, who Caro is convinced is out to make life miserable for her, is found dead among her feline collection, Caro finds herself in trouble far more dangerous than her neighborhood HOA has ever dished out before. Suddenly she and her professor hubby, Gregory, find themselves on the trail of a murderer far more sinister than Caro's imagination could conjure up.

As the bodies begin to pile up in picturesque Seneca Meadows, Caro sees the possibility of a plot for her newest book, and the killer sees someone who needs to be moved out of the way…permanently.


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2016 5.00