DIE DIE BIRDIE
A WONDERFUL COZY MYSTERY
DIE DIE BIRDIE STORY LINE:
Author J. R. Ripley has created a hilarious cozy mystery filled with laughter, mystery, murder, and numerous worthy suspects. Amy Simms is just days from opening her new store Birds and Bees in Ruby Lake, N. C. She has purchased an old Victorian house, which unknown to her, needs lots of tlc and money spent for repairs; to top it off she has a busy body nosy tenant know to the residents of Ruby Lake as Esther Pilaster and better know to Amy secretly as Esther Pester. As result, Esther Pester finds Amy standing over the dead body of Matthew Kowalski, murder weapon in hand; things start to go side ways.
Amy begins to investigate on her own and things just become scarier and stranger with strange noises at night, strange goings on by the town elite, attempts on Amy’s life, and break-ins.
Come along with Amy and friends as they ferret out the murderer and the reasons for the all the strange goings on.
DIE DIE BIRDIE CHARACTER, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
First let me say, I found this an easy light read that provided hours of entertainment from the hustle and bustle of life. The plot was easy to follow without giving away the true villain. Author J. R. Ripley’s writing style was clear and fresh with wit on each page. Amy was a charming character with a love for life and no illusions about herself.
In addition, the secondary characters in this story added much to the story-line. Esther Pester was a hoot and you just know she is breaking the lease rules. Also, Mr. Ripley created several characters that could have been the villain in this book and did not reveal the culprit until the end.
In concluding the review of Die Die Birdie, I found this book well-written with a steady pace that did not lag or bog down.
DIE DIE BIRDIE RECOMMENDATION: 4 STARS
In conclusion, Die Die Birdie is a clean cozy mystery that is suitable for anyone that likes a funny well-written story. I look forward to the next installment in this series.
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