The next door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he's suddenly found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all roads lead back to her. Read more...
The next door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he's suddenly found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all roads lead back to her. Jenny, however, believes Zoe innocent, so the two women team up to find the true culprit, investigating the richest family in Bear Falls, interrogating a few odd townspeople and delving into old, hidden transgressions--until another body turns up.
Inspired by "Alice in Wonderland," Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's quaint and compelling series debut "A Most Curious Murder" will delight cozy mystery readers new and old.
- ISBN-13: 9781629536064
- ISBN-10: 1629536067
- Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
- Publish Date: July 2016
- Page Count: 336
Series: Little Library Mystery
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Newly divorced Jenny Weston, the heroine of this quirky, clever cozy series launch from Buzzelli (Gift of Evil), returns home to Bear Falls, Mich., where she’s horrified to find her mother’s beloved lending library box smashed to bits. The miniature replica of Jenny’s family’s house was made by her father and served as Bear Falls’s unofficial library. Things get even stranger when she encounters next-door neighbor Zoe Zola, an eccentric author, whose recent study of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has led her to talk in riddles and literary references. After the body of cantankerous Adam Cane is found in Zoe’s yard, she becomes the prime suspect in his murder. To save her new friend, Jenny falls down a rabbit hole of family secrets, small-town prejudice, and her own personal demons that she thought she’d left behind. Jenny can be a little whiny, but it’s hard to resist a tale in which one character observes, “Only nice people read books, you know.” (July)