by London Lovett
Series: Port Danby #2
Genres: Cozy Mystery
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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.)
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.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
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
Competitive food bloggers?!? ?? I love that!!
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!
Sounds a lovely comforting read – thank you for sharing:)
Sounds like a fun mystery.
looks like fun. i can live with a triangle as long as the story is good
Jenea's Book Obsession
I like the sounds of the mystery that this has. Pink sounds great too.
Love a fun fall-themed cozy! I’ll have to keep this one in mind. You’re so right about being sandwiched between those type of shops. 🙂
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
I got intrigued the moment I read ‘a fall festival with competitive food bloggers‘, sounds like fun, hehe. I’m glad you enjoyed it, and I love that it was a solid mystery 🙂