by London Lovett
Series: Port Danby #1
Genres: Cozy Mystery
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Lacey 'Pink' Pinkerton has left behind a six figure job and her reputation as the million dollar nose—a nickname her super sense of smell earned her within the perfume industry. With her pet crow Kingston and a tabby cat named Nevermore, she is settling right into her new life in the small coastal town of Port Danby. With a flower shop opening soon and a full cast of quirky neighbors and friends, her new digs are exactly what she's been looking for. Away from the hectic hustle and bustle of the city Lacey has found peace and happiness. However, her heightened sense of smell proves to be of use once again when a Port Danby neighbor turns up dead. Lacey finds herself caught up in an unexpected murder investigation alongside the handsome local detective, James Briggs. She’s determined to find the killer and solve the murder mystery before any more bodies turn up.
I am trying to read free books I download for my Kindle. (I know crazy concept right?) Marigolds and Murder by London Lovett is the first in the Port Danby cozy-mystery series. Our protagonist is opening a flower shop in the small coastal town of Port Danby and I loved Lacey ‘Pink’ Pinkerton and her unusual pet Kingston and tabby named Nevermore.
Caffeinated Reason to grab Marigolds and Murder
- Pumpkin Contests, a murder, an old spooky Victorian and a heroine with an insatiable curiosity. The small-seaside town will have you packing your bags and craving pumpkin bread with cream cheese icing. This is the perfect fall mystery to snuggle up with. Just grab a pumpkin spice latte and get cozy.
- Since this was the first book we spent a little time getting to know Pink and the local merchants along the main street. Pink’s flower shop is situated between the local bakery and a coffee shop. The owners have a competition for foot traffic. It was fun seeing Elsie and Les, try to one-up each other. Across the street, we have Lola who owns an antique shop and befriends Lola. Then there is a local dinner, a corner store and a boutique. Pink also befriends her sexy neighbor Dash, and annoys the handsome police detective, James Briggs. I adored the feel of the town and wanted to pack my bags.
- When a local competitor of the annual largest pumpkin contest is found dead, Pink cannot help but use her unusual nose to sleuth out whodunit. This was an interesting case. Pink‘s gift, curiosity, and her Nancy Drew sleuthing skills soon have her investigating and consulting with Briggs.
- The pets…I love Pink’s pets and their stories. How they came to live with her quickly made her someone I’d like to hang with. Kingston is a crow and Nevermore is a stubborn Tabby.
This was a fun little mystery and I look forward to returning to Port Danbury. Fans of cozy mysteries and small-towns will want to grab Marigolds and Murder. There are five books published in the series. I have already downloaded book two, Carnations and Chaos.
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I’ve never heard of this one, but I’m checking my library for a copy right now! This sounds adorable.
Enjoy Heather. It was fun.
This sounds like a fun one. I’m intrigued why she left such a posh job.
It was an interesting reason.
Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
I’m guessing you’re another like me who’s kindle storage capacity is greater than her reading speed! There’s just too much temptation!
Ha. I have around 800 books unread on there.
Sounds like a fun read. I also have this one on my kindle and it is the season for me to read mysteries and thrillers. Now, you have me wanting to read my freebies. =)
Hehe. I ma trying to read at least one a month. We shall see.
A seasonal cozy mystery that’s also a freebie. You’ve convinced me.
I just one clicked this book as I can’t resist either a freebie.. It’s sounds like it going to be the perfect Halloween read and it’s got a quirky heroine
Happy to share..enjoy!
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
What a fun seasonal read! I found myself smiling all the way through both the synopsis and your review. 🙂
It was and it is free now Suzanne
This one sounds such fun, Kimberly. Many thanks for a lovely review – and letting us know it’s free!
Sounds like a fun read (complimented by a huge mug of pumpkin spice coffee!). Thanks for the post.
You are welcome!
Pink seems like such an endearing character! I love that you’re taking time to read all those free books. I could really do the same lol
Right. It is shameful how many one-click books I have on my Kindle.
I heard this was a good series so I need to check it out! Thanks for reviewing it and reminding me I need to add it to my wishlist!
Psst…it is currently free!
Ohhh, I went over and grabbed thanks for the heads up!
This is a perfect time of year to read cozies and especially the themes in this one. All times of the year are great for reading your stash of Kindle freebies. It’s what I try to do in my Thrifty Thursday posts, feel free to link up your reviews anytime. Although it seems counterproductive since then we might all find new freebies to read. But writing the reviews of the freebies encourages me to actually get them read more often!
I’m really glad you could enjoy this one. It sounds good. Anne – Books of My Heart
LOL, right. This one is currently free.
Cute cover and I love critters in my stories.
It’s free Sherry if you are in the mood.
Got it. Thanks for the heads up.
Oh it looks like a fun cozy there and I didn’t know about this one!
Tyler H. Jolley
What a great review. I think I’d connect with the unique animals as well. I love the setting. Although, my sister in law owns a flower shop, and oddly, it’s a very high stress job.
I could imagine. This seems to be a very small rural town though with a busy season.
Oh my gosh. This does sound like a fun read! I love small town stories. And Cozy Mysteries have THE BEST titles!
Psst…it is free.
LOL I already ‘bought’ it!
Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms
Haha! Yeah, novel concept…reading all those free books we download. It sounds like Marigolds and Murder was a good freebie bet though. You have me curious about Pink and this quaint small town. You know I don’t read cozies often but I do enjoy them. 🙂
It was and as luck would have it..its free now!
Ooh seems like a fun one. Definitely a good cozy for the Fall season.
Yes and the pumpkin murder makes it perfect for October. It is currently free.
Oh Kim this looks so cute and a star named Pink with a million dollar nose a pet cat and Crow. And the town looks great too. Thanks
It was a lot of fun.
A good cozy mystery can be fun this time of year sitting next to the fire and just getting comfy. 😉 Glad this worked for you, it sounds fun.
Thanks, it is free on Amazon Ali.
This sounds fun. I went and got myself a copy.
Sweet. I hope you enjoy it 🙂
my money is on the headless horseman XD
or someone who hates pumpkins