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Murder on Lot B

(Starfire Cozy Mystery #1)

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  209 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Book 1 of the Starfire Cozy Mystery series.

Los Angeles, 1923. The land of movie stars and perpetual sunshine has a stylish new force to be reckoned with—Poppy Starfire, Private Investigator.

Poppy recently moved out on her own and is eager for a taste of independence and to prove to her retired Uncle Sherman that she is capable of running the Starfire Detective Agency. Her
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Paperback, 220 pages
Published March 8th 2019 by Independently Published
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Melissa Wagner
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute, fun mystery in an era gone by

Really enjoyed the quick and cute mystery set in the 1920’s. Really liked Poppy, who was “girl boss” before it was cool!
Nicole
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a wonderful start to a new historical cozy series! I loved the two main characters Poppy and Jasper, they were so quirky and they kept you on your toes. What I loved most about this novel was that for the first time in London Lovett's series, the main character was an actual "detective," which was a wonderful surprise! London Lovett truly captured the 1920's. I cannot wait for the second book of the series! ...more
Kelcy
Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5
Fun start to a new cozy series - I really liked Jasper and Poppy's relationship; they were a fun duo to follow around.
I didn't really feel this shouted 20's to me (with the exception of a few vocab choices and speakeasys being a thing) and Poppy came across immature/privileged at times. I am okay with the immaturity as she is coming into her own from being in her Uncle's shadow and is trying to prove herself. But sometimes she seemed entitled...in the way she was "on her own" yet she somehow
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Gabriela
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light read ...entertaining from beginning to end! loved the atmosphere of the era!
Lonny Johnson
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Poppy Starfire and her brother Jasper have taken over their Uncle Sherman's detective agency. Sherman Starfire had a good reputation as a detective in L.A., but so far all Poppy is getting are lost pets and stolen garden gnomes. Then wealthy socialite Anna Colton comes in to hire Sherman to look into the death of her brother Roger. Roger is a Hollywood stuntman who died in a fall during a stunt gone bad. Poppy and Jasper have their first big case. What adds to the charm of this cozy is
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Loraine Oliver
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Cozy Mystery Series
Shelves: reviewed-books
I loved this new cozy mystery series by London Lovett. This takes place during the early part of the twentieth century, in the 1923, and this mystery takes place at a Movie Studio in Los Angeles!

The main characters are Poppy Starfire and her brother Jasper. Pappy runs the Starfire Detective Agency, which she was given by her Uncle Sherman, who knew she would be a good investigator! Up to now their work has been small insignificant work really, until Anna Colton a young woman walks in and tells P
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Sandra Hernandez
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like poppy and her brother Jasper a lot of the book makes me feel almost like it’s from the 20s but than again sometimes it doesn’t. I feel the clothing and bootlegging parts are relatable to the 20s. Now I do feel the fact she is running a private investigator business feels unrealistic for their era mainly cuz she is a young female and I feel at that time you would be pressured to get married but I could be wrong. To be fair if she didn’t run a private investigator office their would be no s ...more
Kat Taylor
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers 14years and up that enjoy a good clean cozey mystery
Recommended to Kat by: Bookbub
I know London Lovett is into another outrageous cozey murder mystery sereise , this in the 192o's .A fabulous time for women entering the world once only known by men,such as the detective business . Miss.Starfire's uncle has retired lieveing his private detective agency in her capable hands. Full of drama entwined in secretes and intreage dusted with humor carried away with flamboyant caracters, Miss.Starfire is sure to win your heart. Time for you to aquier a copy of "Murder on Lot B"so you to ...more
Tess Ailshire
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A cute entry in the genre, with its 1920s setting. Too soon to see if Poppy is out of place as a woman business owner, or whether she can realistically carry it off. We already see stereotypes being permitted in the attention of her beaux. Despite hearing Jasper's story several times in the novel, it still seems contrived -- perhaps that will grow in future installments.

I got this book on a "free from Amazon" day. I wasn't intrigued enough to buy the next volume, but will probably look for it in
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Mary
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
A good cozy mystery loaded with fun (if not a few cliche) characters and loads of red herrings. I didn't try too hard to figure out who the murderer was but still managed to guess the culprit a heartbeat before Poppy. There was plenty of nostalgic fun as the author seemed to know her time period but some of the dialog seemed just a bit too modern. I'll be adding this author to my "must read" list and will be picking up the next book in the series soon. ...more
Kathy H
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flirty, witty, and gifted with a talented fashion designer friend, Poppy Starfire works with her adopted brother to build up their inherited detective agency, in a move from finding lost cats to solving murder. Even the villians show off their 1920s style in interesting ways. Although the clues are fairly straightforward, the characters are well fleshed out with lots of possibilities. An enjoyable read
Carrol Kuhlow
Murder on lot B

Writing sophomoric. Author trying out new words? I don’t think buses nor cars chortle. And no the author wasn’t trying to imply that the vehicles were happy

Also “quipped” isn’t a substitute for “said”. It generally implies a humorous or Smart Alecy remark. No need to sprinkle it randomly all over the story

It was a cute story but needed a little more flesh on the bones.
Penny
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got rid of cable over a year ago. I miss very little about it except the mystery movies in the hallmark channel. If you like those, you'll love this book.This is the first in this series. The main character poppy is flirty, funny and a real smart cookie. ...more
Linda Watson
Nice little cozy

Puppy reminds me of Fanny Ficher the dresses her friend makes for her sound so lovely you wish there were pictures. Of course there is murder, bootleggers and a Hollywood studio to also keep you amuzed
Genevieve Saunders
Whodunit

This is the first of a really cute story. I thoroughly enjoyed it. London always has the cutest & most interesting characters in her books.
Finished her other two series & waiting with bated breath for the rest. How does that sound?😁.
Carrie
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Such a fun and cozy read. I downloaded the ebook for free but I have since purchased the whole series because I enjoyed it so much! Can’t wait to read more about poppy’s adventures!
Ryan Hoffman
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love anything that London Lovett writes. this is the starting historical toasty mystery series about a female private investigator in Hollywood during the 1920s. It's very good and I like the first mystery which Poppy is involved in ...more
Brenda Hughes
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great reading

I enjoyed this book so much..........................


I enjoyed this book so much and I found it had to put it down. It

was a great joy to read
Sally-Ann Palcovich
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute story
Gail M. Myers
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Detective Fun

I really enjoyed this light whimsical detective story. Everything came together to provide a very entertaining break from the monotony of today. Loved it!
Frances Van
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun and interesting

Great characters, intriguing situations and fun details of a time i know very little about. Another wonderful series from London Lovett.
Colette Case
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rather enjoyable whodunit. The characters are sweet.. Development is initial so you can tell it will be a series but we'll written all the same. ...more
Goodies4
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun.
Gaye
Mar 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute Predictable Mystery

If you’re looking for an upbeat story, with likable characters and a predictable solution to the mystery, this is your book.
Alexandra Martinez
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I very much enjoyed the first book in this series. Meeting Poppy and Jasper and the other characters was enjoyable. Looking forward to the next book.
Melonie
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder in Lot B #1 Starfure Cozy Myatery )

Loved it. A murder mystery set in the 1920s! It was refreshing! I hope to see more of Jasper and Poppy Starfire!
Michelle
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks
Poppy and Jasper are fun characters, and I enjoyed the 1920s Hollywood setting. I'm excited to see what is next for the Starfire Detective Agency! ...more
Cheryl
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy
Absolutely, delightful cozy mystery! And a fabulous start to a new series. Such a fun read with plenty of twists throughout the entire book. I can hardly wait to read the next book in this series!
Carolyn
Light hearted detective story, first in a series. Interesting character situations. Some unlikely ventures into places that were unwise. 1920's time period was an interesting backdrop ...more
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