Carnations and Chaos by London Lovett

September 20th, 2019 Kimberly Review 10 Comments

20th Sep
Carnations and Chaos by London Lovett
Carnations and Chaos
by London Lovett
Series: Port Danby #2
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Source: Purchase
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Lacey 'Pink' Pinkerton, the local flower shop owner, is thrilled to supply colorful flower arrangements for the Third Annual Food Fair being held in the Port Danby town square. But when one of the well-known but not so well-loved bloggers is found dead in her motel room, Lacey steps in to help Detective James Briggs solve the case. (Whether he likes it or not.)

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In Carnations and Chaos by London Lovett, I headed back to Port Danby for another cozy mystery. The series features a heroine with an astute nose.

A fall festival with competitive food bloggers and more brought a delightful whodunit while transporting us to the seaside community of Port Danby and into the lives of its residence.

Lacey ‘Pink’ Pinkerton owns the local floral shop and has previously helped Detective James Briggs solve a case with her nose. When the big food festival arrives one of the vendors ends up dead. Lacey’s nose gives them clues, but will they be able to solve the mystery?

This was a lot of fun, Lacey is making a home for herself, her Crow Kingston and cat Nevermore. She is still dealing with the rivalry between the coffee shop and the bakeshop. Her floral shop is situated between the two. Personally I’d be in heaven… coffee on one side and fresh baked scones on the other. Heaven. 

There is a bit of a love triangle, although it’s more like the two males have a history and not a good one. It keeps things interesting, and while I think Lacey fancies one, nothing has come of it. Yet. 

The mystery was a solid with plenty of suspects and unique clues. Lovett’s books while full-length fall on the short side making them the perfect Sunday afternoon read.

An overall series ARC mystery concerning a local family homestead continues to niggle at Lacey and we learn a little more.

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10 Responses to “Carnations and Chaos by London Lovett”

  1. Anne

    I like smart and funny but I’m off cozy mystery at the moment. You make this one sound great, though.

    Anne – Books of My Heart

  2. Tyler H. Jolley

    I had forgotten about this series! I love the flower shop aspect to it. I’m oddly creative, and think that would be so much fun. And dang, the location sounds awesome! You know I love doughnuts!

  3. Ailyn Koay

    hahah i laughed when u said, help, whether he likes it or not.. I bet Lacey makes him realize he can’t do it without her