Nov 8, 2016

Book Review: Maggie Dove's Detective Agency

As Susan Breen’s compelling cozy mystery series continues, Maggie Dove’s budding detective agency has given her a new lease on life. Only one thing stands in the way of success: her clients—or lack of them.

After catching the killer who shook her small Hudson River town, former Sunday School teacher Maggie Dove stumbled onto an exciting new career and found a way to take her mind off her own tragic past. Now, despite her best efforts to promote the agency, Maggie can’t seem to land any new cases—until Racine Stern, one of the village’s wealthiest residents, offers her a thousand dollars to convince her “evil” sister, Domino, to stay out of town.

While Maggie’s business partner thinks she’s crazy for turning down a potential client, she doesn’t want her agency to get a reputation for accommodating bizarre requests. However, Maggie is soon caught up in the family drama anyway. Racine may fear for her life—and her inheritance—but it’s Domino who takes the fall when she plunges to her death from a tower at Stern Manor. Was it an accident or something more sinister? Maggie’s investigation will test her faith—and her ability to survive.

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I have never been a huge fan of cozy mysteries but I do have to say that Maggie Dove has gone a long way towards me changing my tune.  I really enjoy the character and the escapades that she manages to get herself into.
Maggie is a Sunday School teacher and her faith definitely supports her in all that she does but what really impressed me was the fact that she didn't immediately jump to the conclusion that everyone that practices Wicca is evil.  She is also taking her new job as an investigator seriously even though her client can't seem to make up her mind as to whether Maggie is hired or fired.  
We also get to revisit the town characters that we met in Maggie Dove.  I found that MAGGIE DOVE'S DETECTIVE AGENCY was a great way to while away a rainy afternoon and I do recommend it to my readers.  It doesn't seem to lean as heavily on the Christian Mythos as the first book which is another plus in my eyes.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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