The Body in the Attic
by Judi Lynn
I enjoyed the setting of this book and the character build was really well done for being a first in a new series. I am always pleasantly surprised when the characters can stand on their own in the first book, but they make you want to come back to see them grow.
~The Montana Bookaholic
Ms. Lynn fantastically weaves present and past and gently unravels the mysteries, keeping her readers glued to the page!
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
This is well-written, well-paced, and a good break. Lynn has captured the dysfunctional sides of some families and people, as well as the potential for happiness.
~Christa Reads and Writes
The writing style is easy, fast, the dialogue natural, and I appreciated the affection intonated between family members, including the protagonist and her sister.
To be honest, this reminded me so much of an Agatha Christie mystery that I found it thoroughly charming. I loved the idea of a very old mystery being tied to a recent murder, and the opening chapter definitely sets the stage.
~My Devotional Thoughts
Great characters, family secrets, and a couple of surprising twists keep readers invested even when some of the plot points don’t make sense.
~Reading Is My SuperPower
After reading so many mysteries, this was not a difficult case to discover who really was the killer, but the story was so interesting and the characters felt so real that I really couldn’t stop reading till the end.
– Five stars***
“The Body in the Attic” by Judi Lynn is chock-full of tidbits to interest a variety of readers . . . In her cast of likable (or detestable) characters, are a large and quirky family, a funny cousin-work partner, a handsome “Viking” romantic interest, and a cute spoiled Pug. Wow!
~Here’s How It Happened
What a great start to this new cozy mystery series . . . Perfect for fans of home improvement as well as mystery.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
A Body in the Attic is the perfect start to a brand new series and I loved learning all the tips that Jazzi had for fixing up the houses that they bought. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this mystery . . .
I like how the story unfolded and the main character was great . . . I thought this was a great mystery as it kept me guessing till the very end.
~Melina’s Book Blog
Oh my word! A new to me author and a new series and in my view a brilliant start . . .
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
The Body in the Attic is easy to read thanks to the author’s conversational writing style. The book has a nice, steady pace and good flow.
~The Avid Reader
About the Book
The Body in the Attic
1st in Series
Lyrical Underground (November 27, 2018)
Paperback: 218 pages
Digital Print Length: 280 pages
Welcome to River Bluffs, Indiana, a cozy small town populated with charming homes, close-knit families, and the occasional deadly secret . . .
House-flipper Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod have found their latest project. The property, formerly owned by the late Cal Juniper, is filled with debris that must be cleared before the real renovation begins. But a trip to the attic reveals something more disturbing than forgotten garbage—a skeleton wearing a locket and rings that Jazzi recognizes . . .
Tests confirm that the bones belong to Jazzi’s aunt Lynda, who everyone assumed moved to New York years ago after breaking up with Cal. Soon enough, the whole family is involved, sifting through memories and rumors as they try to piece together what really happened to Lynda—and the baby she gave up for adoption. In between investigating and remodeling, Jazzi is falling for the old house’s charms—and for her gorgeous contractor, Ansel. But with surprises lurking in every nook and cranny, a killer might be waiting to demolish her dreams for good . . .
About the Author
Judi Lynn received a Master’s Degree from Indiana University as an elementary school teacher after attending the IPFW campus. She taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades for six years before having her two daughters. She loves gardening, cooking and trying new recipes.
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November 28 – My Devotional Thoughts – REVIEW
November 28 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
November 29 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
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November 30 – Varietats – REVIEW, GUEST POST
November 30 – Here’s How It Happened – REVIEW
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