Stephanie Plum meets Bridget Jones in this hilarious yet suspenseful cozy mystery featuring Sunny Truly, a brand-new apprentice private investigator in Austin, Texas.
When a long ago childhood friend is found dangling in a tree—with a dead man in her apartment—Sunny is hired to prove the friend innocent of murder.
Frumpy, earnest and a wee bit stubborn, Sunny goes undercover as a glam-girl to ferret out suspects at the nightclub where her friend worked. With the aid of her wise-cracking boss, Cleve Haylock, and swoon-worthy police detective John Rock, Sunny uncovers an ugly secret with deadly consequences. Will Sunny be the next victim?
Genre: Chick Lit, Cozy Mystery, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction
OMG! I didn’t think it was possible! Behold, the one cozy mystery that doesn’t revolve around a bakery!
All kidding aside, this cozy mystery is not like the others. For starters, the author doesn’t endlessly remind you about how gorgeous and beautiful the heroine is. As a matter of fact, our Sunny Truly is a bit of a frump, complete with granny panties featuring kitties eating cupcakes! LOL! And as I mentioned, no bakery! I don’t know what is up with the usual formula of cozy mysteries with ridiculously attractive women baking cupcakes all day – in stilettos! And don’t get me wrong, I enjoy cozy mysteries, a lot. I was pleasantly surprised that this book didn’t follow the usual formula. Margaritas & Murder was a breath of fresh air!
Sunny Truly is an apprentice with Haylock Investigations. When her friend, Joyce, falls from a balcony, leaving a dead man behind in her apartment — Joyce becomes the number one suspect. Only — Sunny know her friend is innocent. She is determined to prove her innocence and to do that, she has to find out who murdered the man in Joyce’s apartment.
Danger abounds every corner and the suspect list continues to grow… Can Sunny solve the mystery? Or will she die trying?
What I loved about this book was the chapter ending hooks — making this book nearly impossible to put down. I was often filled with anticipation, needing to know what was going to happen next. My only complaint is that I wish there was more of Loki, the cat. 🙂
I would recommend this novel to fans of chick lit and cozy mysteries.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CeCe Osgood lives in Texas after many years in LA working in the film industry as a freelance script analyst (main client: HBO) and later for the Austin Film Festival. She has also had two screenplays optioned. Being a novelist is her lifelong dream, and now it’s becoming her reality.
Her debut novel, The DIVORCED NOT DEAD WORKSHOP was awarded A Crowned Heart for Excellence by InD’tale magazine. The novel is a romantic comedy/lighthearted women’s fiction about dating after divorce. She loves red wine and hates pretzels.
Her new cozy mystery series debuts in September, 2016. MARGARITAS & MURDER is the first book in the SUNNY TRULY MYSTERY series.
She’s also contributed a short romantic comedy to Cupid On The Loose!: A Valentine’s Day Anthology of Short Stories. “And The Winner is…” speaks to all of us who dream for that one life-changing moment. — AMAZON AUTHOR BIO