Mexican Cozy Mysteries, Book One
Five of five stars
Emily Monk and her Uncle Cornelius are off on an adventure. We first met them in a short story, and I’d hoped that we would see more of them. Enter Don’t Taco ‘Bout Murder, the first in the Mexican Cozy Mysteries by Mona Marple.
In this book, we find Emily and her Uncle C off on a “fact-finding” mission to Mexico, where Emily hopes to learn more about her mother, Uncle C’s sister. While Emily is a bit more naive than some might credit – especially in this day and age – it’s not detracting; in fact, it makes her sweet, if a bit tentative, but also refreshing. Emily is an amiable character.
While hoping to learn the secrets of her mother’s one adventure – an uncharacteristic trip to holiday in Mexico – Emily and Uncle C meet new friends, learn about Dia de Los Muertos, and uncover a death that may not have been accidental.
Marple has created a great cast of engaging characters that I, for one, look forward to seeing more.
Oh, and did I mention that there’s a dog? Yep, there sure is! And I’ll let you in on a little secret – Miss Lulu is named after my Miss Lulu – a redheaded smooth coat dachshund – who unfortunately passed away last May. She would have been tickled to be in this story!
I highly recommend this book, and indeed the series that will follow it. You will love it!
[I was fortunate to receive an Advanced Reader Copy of the book from the author with no obligation to review. This review was given freely and is entirely my own opinion.]