A Literal Mess (An Allie Cobb Mystery)
by J.C. Kenney
This cozy mystery novel totally absorbed my interest and kept me guessing throughout!
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
A Literal Mess was a delightfully charming mystery with a heroine that you will instantly connect with.
The mystery was well plotted with just enough clues for readers. I thought the mystery pacing was also well done.
~View from the Birdhouse
This book hit me hard right from the start . . . It handles Allie losing her father correctly, and I appreciated the more serious tone the book had.
The story is well written and involves some interesting family dynamics.
~The Power of Words
Allie was a relatable character and I was pleased with how the story came full circle.
~Teresa Trent, Author of the Pecan Bayou Series
Fast-paced and exciting, with a wonderful cast of people you`ll want to get to know better.
The characters are written well and are filled with so much personality that I felt as if I knew them immediately.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
Well written and showcases the Hoosier spirit. Perfect for fans of cozies.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
What a superb start to a new series, sorrow, and regret leading to a brilliant story, number two has been pre-ordered so I can read more about the small, yet feisty lady!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
A Literal Mess is a light cozy mystery with a quaint small town, friendship, a close family, adorable animals, enticing chocolates and a mystery for readers to solve.
~The Avid Reader
Loved the author’s characterization of the mid-west rural Indiana location and the people preparing for the “fall leaf peeping” festival, the chocolate shop, the winery.
About the Book
A Literal Mess (An Allie Cobb Mystery)
1st in Series
Lyrical Underground (January 8, 2019)
Print Length: 196 pages
The first book in a new series featuring Allie Cobb brings the New York literary agent back to her Hoosier home town where a mysterious death keeps everyone on spoiler alert . . .
Allie Cobb left home for the literary circles of Manhattan to make her name out from under the shadow of her legendary father. Now his death brings her and her rescue cat Ursula back to the southern Indiana town of Rushing Creek, population: 3,216. But a tragic new chapter hits the presses when the body of her father’s hard-drinking, #1 bestselling client is found under the historic town bridge. The local police suspect foul play and their prime candidate for murder is the author’s daughter—Allie’s longtime friend.
Determined to clear her bestie, Allie goes into fact-checking amateur detective mode while trying to ignore the usual rumormongers. Those with means, motive, and opportunity include the vic’s ex-wife, his rejected girlfriend, the mayor, and a rival agent trying to mooch clients. With a rugged genealogist distracting her and the imminent Fall Festival about to send tourists descending on their once-peaceful hamlet, Allie needs to stay alive long enough to get a read on a killer ready to close the book on a new victim: Allie . . .
About the Author
J.C. Kenney grew up in a household filled with books by legends Agatha Christie and Lilian Jackson Braun, among many others, so it was no surprise when he found himself writing mystery stories. When he’s not writing, you can find him following IndyCar racing or listening to music. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, two sons, and a cat who is the inspiration for Ursula in the Allie Cobb Mysteries.
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January 9 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW
January 9 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
January 9 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW
January 10 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW
January 10 – Carstairs Considers – REVIEW
January 10 – CelticLady Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
January 11 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
January 11 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
January 11 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
January 12 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW
January 12 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
January 12 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
January 13 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW
January 13 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW
January 13 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
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