Scoop to Kill by Wendy Lyn Watson
published 2010 ; cozy contemporary mystery
#2 in A Mystery a la Mode
bought my copy
When a graduate student is murdered at the university that Tallulah Jones's niece Alice is attending everyone is shocked. This time Tally doesn't want to play amateur sleuth but when a second person is killed she can't stay back any longer. She and her sister are worried about Alice so Tally decides that it's finally time to attend university herself. So Tally is looking out for her niece and she is also in a complicated situation because there are two men in her life that interest her. On the one hand adventurous reporter Finn and on the other hand steady cop Cal.
Will Tally manage to solve the crime and which man will she give a chance?
"Scoop to kill" contains everything I like in a cozy mystery. The characters are likable and interesting. The storyline is intelligent and not too dark. I enjoyed reading about how life has changed since "I scream, you scream". I was suprised to find Tally between two men but really enjoyed that nothing was rushed. I'm super excited to read which man she chose in the end, of course I know exactly which one would be perfect for her :)
I also enjoyed learning more about Alice and it was quiet funny to see Tally attending university. One thing I especially liked is that while reading "Scoop to kill" I could relax, smile and forget daily life. A book that manages this is definitely worth reading.
Love it. The colours, the comic style and the cover overall looks just beutiful and stylish.
I enjoyed reading this very entertaining amateur sleuth story a lot and I'm already excited to read the next book in the series. The characters are likable and the mystery is fascinating. The story has a very relaxed feeling to it and "Scoop to kill" is a great choice when you are looking for a cozy mystery.