Killer Spring Fling by Mollie Cox Bryan has Viv Barton living in Victoria Town, Virginia at her Aunt Libby’s Sweet Victoria’s Bed and Breakfast. Viv is a computer game designer, but she was laid off six months ago. The town is a haven for those who love Victorian times and items. The town is gearing up for the Spring Fling including Aunt Libby. Viv is walking in Rosethorn, a local cemetery, looking for the wildflower, Blue Topsy. Aunt Libby needs it for the cake for the Spring Fling reception at the bed and breakfast. Instead of finding the needed wildflower, Viv finds a dead woman surrounded by unusual objects. Viv soon learns that the woman’s death could be connected to a game being played by local teens. Viv decides to do some sleuthing on her own to see if she can unmask the killer. Killer Spring Fling is a is a lighthearted cozy mystery. I thought Killer Spring Fling was easy to read and had an interesting premise. Due to the short length of the novella, there is little character development and the mystery lacks depth. I felt we needed more details about Viv, Aunt Libby, and the town. I enjoyed the descriptions of the town and the Victorian items. Viv might have found her niche with Victorian mourning jewelry. A Victoria Town Mystery has potential. I hope we learn more about our main characters and the town in Masquerade Murder. Killer Spring Fling is a short, diverting cozy mystery.
Killer Spring Fling is available from Amazon*. The next novella A Victoria Town Mystery Novella is Masquerade Murder. Both books are available through Kindle Unlimited. The picture above is from Ohio Village in Columbus where they have Victorian Christmas each year. Thank you for stopping by today and reading my review. Brought to Book by Barbara Cornthwaite is scheduled for tomorrow as part of a Celebrate Lit Tour. It is debut of Wilkester Mysteries. I hope that you have a lovely day. Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!
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