Book Review: LOVE IN THE TIME OF MURDER by D.E. Haggerty

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Today, as part of a Blog Tour organized by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours,  I am happy to introduce you to Love in the Time of Murder by D.E. Haggerty.

Synopsis:

LoveTimeMurderIn Love in the Time of Murder, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives face their toughest case yet. Delilah, or Dee as she wishes everyone would just call her already, is the granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives and her life is in a bit of a shambles. She finally manages to pry herself away from her husband’s clutches, move out on her own, and start her own business. But then her estranged husband is found dead and she’s the number one suspect. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and set out in search of the true killer. As if Dee doesn’t have enough problems, the knitting detectives decide that Delilah being a widow is the perfect opportunity to find her a new man and decide to put their matchmaking skills to use. Will Delilah end up in prison for a murder she didn’t commit or will she be taking another walk down the aisle?

My Review

Dee Clark returns to her childhood home to escape an abusive marriage and is immediately taken under the protective wings of her grandmother and her knitting buddies.  The well meaning, meddlesome ladies are determined to prove that Dee had nothing to do with her husband’s murder.  Their antics provide great element of comic relief. This author has created a fun cast of mostly likeable and amusing characters, from the  grandmothers to the slightly flamboyant owner of the store where Dee works, a friendly policeman, and the gorgeous (but somewhat pushy) firefighter that the ladies have picked out for Dee.

Although this is the third book in The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives mystery series, it is easily read as a standalone.  I hope to go back and read the first two books when I have a chance.

Note: The language is a bit stronger than I normally expect in a cozy mystery. If you are easily offended by profanity,  it might not be your cup of tea.

FTC Disclosure:   I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of this blog tour.  This has not affected the content of my review in any way. 

About This Author

DEHAggertyI was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. I’m leaning towards somewhere I can learn to surf even though the hubby thinks that’s a less than sound way to decide where to live. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between playing tennis, running much slower than I would like, trying to adopt every stray dog within a 5-mile radius, traveling to exotic new locales, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, addictively watching new movies and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my seventh book.

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