Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Review: Paws, Claws, and Curses (A Purr-fect Relic Cozy Mystery, Book 1) by DeAnna Drake


What are cursed artifacts, a talking cat, and a dead body doing in the sweet little town of Citrus Grove? That’s what spirited shopkeeper Rebecca Cuthbert wants to find out, and she had better do it fast because she’s the prime suspect in the murder of the town’s shadiest antiquities dealer.

It’s a troubling start to her reunion with her long-lost grandfather and a far cry from the Southern California vacation she was expecting. So far, nothing in Citrus Grove is quite what it seems. Not her grandfather, who suspiciously disappears at the strangest times, not his curious antique shop, which has more secrets than customers, and certainly not the oddball neighbors, with their hidden motives and questionable connections.

As Rebecca races against time with her new feline friend to uncover the truth behind a mysterious murder, she finds herself tangled in a web of danger and deceit as captivating as Queen Cleopatra herself. With help from unexpected allies and an often-exasperating, yet undeniably handsome detective, Rebecca must outwit the cunning killer before she becomes the next victim.

Dig into this delightful series of cozy mysteries filled with quirky humor, friendships, ancient mysteries, and magic.


My Review: 

Hooked from the start.

This is the first book that I have read by this author and I am hooked.  I enjoyed her writing style and the story she wrote.  Citrus Grove’s newest resident, Rebecca, will do anything to prove her innocence when she discovers a dead man.  The book has lots of twists and turns and some interesting family secrets.  And, who can resist the sassy talking cat?  I will definitely be reading more from this author in the future.