Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Digging Up Daisy by Sherry Lynn

 Digging Up Daisy

Digging Up Daisy (A Mainely Murder Mystery) by Sherry Lynn

About Digging Up Daisy


Digging Up Daisy (A Mainely Murder Mystery) 

Cozy Mystery 

1st in Series 

Setting - Maine Berkley (April 4, 2023) 

Paperback: ‎ 304 pages 


In a fresh new Maine-set cozy from author Sherry Lynn, Kinsley Clark must root out a killer before the killer roots out her.

  At twenty-nine, Kinsley Clark is living the dream life she always envisioned for herself. She’s the proud owner of SeaScapes, a thriving landscaping company in wealthy Harborside, set on the rugged coast of southern Maine. Kinsley’s veins are filled with salty air, a myriad of colors, and the fragrance of fresh blooms. But one afternoon, while working at her aunt Tilly’s bed-and-breakfast, the Salty Breeze Inn, Kinsley digs up more than she bargained for—a high-heeled shoe. The once sparkly shoe, now caked in mud, is linked to a case the police had appropriately dubbed the "Cinderella Murder."

Kinsley panics. Does this mean that her aunt and the inn are somehow connected to this murder? Will it scare away potential guests? Will it subject the inn to a rush of bad press? With Aunt Tilly’s reputation, and possibly her safety, on the line, Kinsley digs deeper into the crime to find out what the shoe was doing on her aunt’s property and who murdered Cinderella, whose real name is Daisy. As she investigates, more suspects rise to the surface, and eventually, Kinsley has to weed out a killer.

About Sherry Lynn

Sherry Lynn spent countless summers on the coast of Maine, knowing she’d one day return to write about the magical location from her youth. Curious by nature, sleuthing became the perfect fit for her, and she has written multiple cozy mystery series under several pseudonyms. Currently, Sherry lives in the Midwest with her husband, but she dreams about one day retiring oceanside with a good book in her hand.

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My Thoughts

Digging Up Daisy by Sherry Lynn takes us to Harborside, Maine.  I enjoyed the descriptions of the coastal town of Harborside, Aunt Tilly’s bed and breakfast and the grounds of the Salty Breeze Inn, and the lovely plantings created by Kinsley.  The author brought the cliffs and sea to life.  We get to know Kinsley, Kinsley’s bestie, and Aunt Tilly.  Aunt Tilly is a sweet, hardworking woman.  I can understand why Aunt Tilly and Kinsley enjoy living on that property.  The views sound amazing.  I could envision living in Kinsley’s cozy cottage with the ocean breeze and the sound of the ocean lulling me to sleep (it would be a peaceful place to read). 

The mystery started off in a unique way with Kinsley finding a recently murdered woman’s shoe under a plant while sprucing up the landscaping on the grounds of the Salty Breeze Inn.  The last thing Kinsley wants is to bring unwanted publicity to her aunt’s bed and breakfast with the annual parade of homes, The Walk Inn fast approaching.  Kinsley is also worried that her aunt will be a suspect in what has been dubbed the Cinderella Murder.  Kinsley, with help from her best friend, Becca begins investigating.  I like that Kinsley shares information with Detective Rachel Hayes.  There are several suspects in the crime.  There are clues to help readers solve the whodunit.  Digging Up Daisy is the first of A Mainely Murder Mysteries.  This gives the author an opportunity to make changes.  Digging Up Daisy is a floral fiesta with an unearthed shoe, sea breezes, plant problems, an amazing aunt, a planted threat, and a lurking killer. 

Digging Up Daisy is available from AmazonB&N, and KoboThe next A Mainely Murder Mystery is Murder Under the Mistletoe which will be out on November 7.  As part of the tour, the author is hosting a giveaway.  The prize is a print copy of Digging Up Daisy (sorry, US Only).  You can click here to enter or use the Rafflecopter form below.  Leave a comment for an extra entry.  Good Luck!  Thank you for joining me today.  I will return tomorrow with Fateful Words by Paige Shelton.  It is the eighth A Scottish Bookshop Mystery.  I hope that you have a joyful day.  Take care and Happy Reading!


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