Series: A Jane Ladling Mystery #1
on September 27, 2021
Genres: Cozy Mystery
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She suspects everyone of everything. Sometimes she gets it right.
Jane Ladling is the sole proprietor of her family's landlocked cemetery, Garden of Memories. She's responsible for the, er, guests, but there's a slight problem. Well, besides her moody cat, Rolex, and her sixty-two-year-old best friend's unrequited crush on the sheriff. An extra body now rests in Plot #39.
Enter Special Agent Conrad Ryan. He's gruff, he's gorgeous, and oh, yes, he kind of suspects her of murder. What's an innocent—and very single, not that it matters—girl to do? Solve the crime herself. Even if she must turn the small town of Aurelian Hills, Georgia upside down.
The only line she won't cross? Falling for the first man to make her heart flutter. Nope, not happening. Not even a little.
I enjoy cozies, and to see one penned by Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe was an automatic YES!
This was a fun romp. Jane Ladling runs an old cemetery that’s been in her family for centuries. A murder on the property leads to some wild investigating. On Jane’s part only. Everyone else is fairly levelheaded and on task. But Jane is one of a kind.
Conrad is sexy, for sure, and I love how she just…mystifies him. In a cute way. Conrad is just blindside by Jane. And I’m loving Beau and Jane’s relationship. And every interaction between Conrad and Beau has me falling deeper into this world.
I find it funny that things that would irritate me normally in a book didn’t bother me here. The writing was just that fun! Jane has zero investigative skills. None. Zip. Yet she insists on “investigating” and I think I found it cute and funny because she’s not subtle, everyone is on to her, and yet she still does an excellent job, figures some things out, and catches the bad guy!
With Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe at the Helm, this book is sure to delight! Fun and cute, the romance is just beginning!
***I bought this book