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The Birthday Mystery by Faith Martin
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really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley-2018, read-in-2018

Please note this book was first published as “BIRTHDAYS CAN BE MURDER” under Faith Martin’s pen name JOYCE CATO.

This is the first of a series featuring Jenny Starling, a traveling cook and somewhat of an amateur detective. Maybe it's because she's smart, she sees things that others miss, and she has a wonderful ability to piece together puzzles.

Jenny is catering the 21st birthday of a pair of wealthy twins, Alicia and Justin. One of them will die, and one of them will survive ...barely.

And then there's the accident or murder of a young man, recently hired as an assistant yardman.

The police are baffled and they ave warned Jenny not to meddle (as she has been known to do before) but before too long, the police are asking for her help.

This is a murder mystery with a great cast of characters. There are an assortment of possible suspects, all with motives. There are a few surprises along the way. Next to Jenny, my favorite character is the cat. This is a kinder, gentler murder mystery and I really look forward to following Jenny on her further adventures.

Many thanks to the author / Joffe Books / Netgalley / Books n All Promotions for the digital copy of THE BIRTHDAY MYSTERY. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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Reading Progress

December 4, 2018 – Shelved
December 4, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
December 5, 2018 – Started Reading
December 6, 2018 – Shelved as: netgalley-2018
December 6, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018
December 6, 2018 – Finished Reading

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