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Death of a Batty Genius

(Stormy Day Mystery #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  576 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Stormy Day is making a name for herself in Misty Falls as a private investigator.

When her ex-fiance suddenly shows up in town, he begs for one last chance. He invites Stormy and Jessica to a luxury three-day vacation at a nearby mountain resort.

Stormy agrees, thinking what's the worst that could happen? The resort owner is a world-famous pastry chef, so the biggest danger
Paperback, 346 pages
Published June 24th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The whole crew hits the road

I was so happy to receive this third book featuring Stormy Day. She is a great character. Stormy is studying to become a licensed Private Detective and lives with her best friend Jessica. She rents one side of her duplex to Logan Sanderson. Logan after much waiting asks Stormy out and none other than Christopher, Stormy's ex-fiance crashes their date. That was a real mess of a first date.

Christopher invites Stormy and Jessica to join him at his cousin's spa for the we
Jo Knight
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A snowy time.

High on a mountain, cut off by a mudslide, with a murderer running loose... How does our favorite detective get herself into these situations? And more importantly, how will she get herself out of this one? Dive in for Stormy Day's latest adventure, it's well worth the read. Highly recommended.
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Hit

Fast paced, easy to read, witty charactees, and a story line that keeps you on your toes. I'm so happy I stumbled upon this series.
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous storyline. Loved it.
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was different from the other two that I read from the same author, yet still good. We did not have a dead body until almost the end of the book.

It seemed very strange for Stormy Day to go through more than half the book without finding a body!

Also strange in this book, her ex-boyfriend, Christopher shows up while she is on a date with her new friend Logan! He is acting strange and Logan knocks him out and then drives all of them back to the duplex that he rents from Stormy and takes Ch
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this one. Quite a bit. Which isn't surprising given that I've enjoyed the other books in this series, but I think picking it up at the right time helped. You know what I'm talking about, right? One of those days were you're looking for something lighthearted and fun with a dead body or two (that last part might just be just me, I dunno).

Well, Stormy delivers on both the lighthearted and fun AND the dead body. On the downside, we didn't get to see as much Logan this time around. Sad. Burl
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I think that this story is my favorites out of the three. There was just more-of everything: the plot, the characters, the delivery. Angela just did a wonderful job with this one.

If you haven’t read the previous books, Stormy Day is a private investigator after discovering she has a knack for this type of work. In this installment, Stormy is whisked away for a weekend trip with her rommie and bestie Jessica. And she is lured away by none other than her ex-fiancee Christopher. Christopher’s cous
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Death of a Batty Genius is the latest Stormy Day mystery. Stormy is smart and funny which helps when you are starting over. When on her first date with Logan the sexy lawyer who is renting the other half of her duplex Stormy’s ex-fiancé shows up. He wants Stormy and Jessica to help him checkout his cousin Butchs’ new luxury resort. While there they meet Butch’s bride and her friends the “Batty Geniuses”. As you can guess madness, frivolity and murder ensue. The weather leaves them stuck on a mou ...more
Kim j
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. Each book is different & even though its a series, they all can be enjoyed without previous history. I loved how the murder was not exposed until almost the end & it was filled with excitement all the time. Stormy is developing into an investigator not pretending to be one or accidentally falling into all the answers. She feels real even with her personal life. She is quick witted, caring, & full of surprises. Great potential for a long series, hopefully. Excellen ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Madcap slightly convoluted plot

When her ex shows up and asks her and her BFF to go on a break with him to a new resort his cousin is opening she is torn. Finally she agrees and the trio set off to find themselves a quad (the cat stowed away) when they arrive. The resort is still being renovated and besides them there are 4 more guests. Infidelity, old grudges, lies and confusion are all mixed into a plot that leaves one of the male guest dead. Can she wade through the murky under ones to get the
Jan 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I really really don't like the main character. She can't make up her mind on things. The mystery part was good but had a lot of in unanswered questions I thought. The other characters were ok...still didn't understand the relationship between her and her ex??? Friends???? Really?? Oh well.....happy reading :)
Brian Davis
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This third in the Stormy Day series takes Stormy and her friend Jessica away from home with Stormy's ex Christopher, but mayhem, banter and murder are on the scene. Another fun story from Angela Pepper, where the characters continue to grow while she takes us on a fast paced ride.

I recieved a free copy of this book, and voluntarily posted this review
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Not great but a decent story to read over a busy time. Seemed a bit disjointed and left a lot of things rather indistinct and confusing in the relationship of the 4 “geniuses “
diana romano
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stormy Day mystery book 3

This was another winner. I really love this author s humour. She writes great storylines and characters in all her books. I highly recommend all her books to everyone who loves cozy mysteries. Diana Romano
Jana Gundy
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A solid series that doesn’t let you down

I love Stormy and all of her crazy friends plus her cat, Jeffrey. Getting stuck in a resort lodge before opening with people you don’t know and a dead body, is nerve wrecking but Stormy comes through and solves the case!
Valerie R.
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very original

Somebody recommended this series for fans of Stephanie Plum. I really dislike Stephanie Plum, but I enjoy this series a lot.
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cosy-mystery
Much better than the 2nd in the series. Back to the giggling out loud moments and a story that makes sense even if it is in an outlandish way.
Melissa Ann
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read.

I am so in love with Stormy Day. She is a great character. Keeping me up at night reading as I need to know who did it.
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Now having read two of the previous book in this series.. i was able to predict the killer by the authors style of setting up the plot. This story takes place away from the mesmerising Misty Falls (which i dearly missed), up in the mountains. The author tried best to keep the plot line twisted but it was so obvious... and I knew who the killer was right after the murder.
Now over to her next one in the series :)
Patricia Steele
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
The third book in the Stormy Day mysteries. I am really enjoying the author Angela Pepper's character of Stormy Day. This was probably my favourite in the series. I love Stormy Day and her quirky friends.
Indie Editor Nancy
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes the Stephanie Plum books
This was a wonderfully funny and suspenseful story of a wannabee Detective, Stormy Day, and her ex fiancee, and a small group of friends who find themselves at the scene of a murder at the top of a mountain and at an unopened lodge called the "Flying Squirrel Lodge".

The Author Angela Pepper, writes beautifully, she adds her personal sense of humour and her loves of cats to each of her stories in the Cozy Mysteries Series. There is a touch of romance, with hints of affection between stormy and he
Bonnie Dale Keck
Stormy Day Mysteries, Cozy Mystery #1 Death of a Dapper Snowman #2 Death of a Crafty Knitter #3 Death of a Batty Genius #4 Death of a Modern King #5 - Death of a Double Dipper coming soon
actually got #1 and #2 free then bought the Stormy Day Mystery 4 Collection

some KU some not all should be available in sets

Writer suggested reading order:

Stormy Day Mysteries
#1 - Death of a Dapper Snowman #2 - Death of a Crafty Knitter #3 - Death of a Batty Genius #4 - Death of a Modern King Stormy Day Mystery 4
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure
Who would have thought a free weekend in a beautiful mountain resort would lead to work? Stormy gets invited to experience a new spa with her friend Jessica and ex-fiance, Christopher. Crazy shenanigans happen including.......surprise, a murder! Despite the seriousness of said murder this was the funniest book, my husband found himself laughing at me as I laughed to tears. I was getting a little worried for our lawyer friend, Logan. That man is perfect and then Christopher comes back and all my ...more
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nine people enter a mountain top inn set to open soon to sample three days of resort living before the grand opening. Before all is said and done, one of the nine is found dead. Does that mean one of the remaining eight is responsible? Or did one of the resort owners, a husband and wife duo, in debt up to their eye balls do it? Due to a mud slide, the roads in and out are blocked. That means it's up to Stormy Day to solve the mystery. Can she do it on her own before some one else is hurt, or wor ...more
Linda Lundy
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book so far in the series. This novel has everything I enjoy in a book - mystery, murder, humor and fun.

Stormy must put her private investigator in-training skills to work to solve the mysterious death at the luxury resort she is spending a "restful" few days at with her best friend and ex-fiancé.

I was captivated from the very beginning until the last page. This is an enjoyable cozy mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. And - there is a happy added bonus end
Denise R. Smith
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who done it on ice

Poor Stormy can't seem to catch a break. She needs to study for her P.I. exam and yet, she always makes time for her friends. When her friend Jessica gets lost, Stormy goes looking for her and finds her up in a tree. One thing leads to another and Stormy's ex talks Stormy and Jessica into a 3 day trip to his relative's resort. Half way through the trip, they come across a dead body. You'll have to read the book to find out what
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this mystery with only a small amount of violence in it.. I enjoyed the book and crazy group of Characters. However, I found it difficult at times to keep them straight. I was gifted this book as an advanced copy.This is a good book to read on the beach or on a Winter's night before a fire. It is light and easy reading and gave me many laughs.
Jan 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This was the most uninteresting book in the series so far. The crime came late in the book and wasn't very interesting. The whole book seemed to be aimed to create some sort of romantic tension (which failed in my opinion). I loved the first two books, but this was a disappointment. On to the fourth one with high hopes of it being better again.
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
It was a cozy mystery with a lot more story and less mystery-solving than the previous two books. Unlike the other books, the dead body didn't appear until around the middle of the book. A character or two were less believable than the previous books, but it was still a quick, enjoyable read. I look forward to reading the next one in the series.
Kitten  Peters
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stormy is up to her neck in murder

Stormy Jessica her storeys cat, along with her ex boyfriend head up to a mountain lodge for a preview of the new lodge. Muddle,dead body, and some crazy people lead this story daring you to stop reading. Dare works as you cannot put this book down.. looking forward to the next in this series.
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