Fran Finch Cozy Mystery Book 1
MURDER IN THE PARK BY IVY MCALLISTER:
Fran, aspiring party planner, acquires her first job planning a birthday party for the ultra rich in the Little Hamptons. A very lucrative job; Fran’s hired to plan and execute a birthday party for multi-billionaire, Byron Stratford’s daughter. Fran’s friend, Emily and nanny to Waverly, recommended her for the job. The Stratford’s also employ, Anna, as a dog walker; Fran, Emily, and Anna become good friends.
Planning a party any little girl would love’s a joy for Fran. This is her big break; everything’s going great from the food to the games. That is until Byron’s murdered during a game of murder in the park. The prime suspect’s Emily; Fran with Anna’s help must find the real killer and set Emily free. With a multitude of suspects, all with good motives, Fran might be in over her head with a murder investigation and her first party as a planner. My cozy mystery book reviews of Murder In The Park follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
As everyone knows, I love cozy mysteries and love to review them; my reviews are always easy to craft for cozies. McAllister fed my hunger for cozies with Murder In The Park. With a variety of suspects, from the B&B owner, a male model, and the ultra rich, McAllister set the stage for a fine murder mystery. Adding in a police officer who’s single-minded and hard to like, added much to this tale of murder and secrets. Including dogs and Fran’s cat, Percy, added an extra element to the story. I love story-lines with animals; after all who doesn’t love dogs and cats.