Review: MURDER BY THE BOOK by Devorah Fox


As part of a Blog Tour organized by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, I recently read Murder by the Book – a mini-mystery by Devorah Fox.


An ordinary work day at the western Massachusetts Sugarloaf Inn turns more chilling than the winter weather when staff member Candy Wadsen makes a gruesome discovery. Her day goes from bad to worse when Candy realizes that Detective Sergeant Dan Petrowski suspects her of committing the crime.

My Review

This was a light read. Candy seems to be a good person, and I would have liked to get know her better. Although the answer to the question – the identity of the murderer – made sense, the path to the culprit’s discovery was a bit too fast. But I tend to prefer longer, more-developed mysteries. If you enjoy short reads, you’ll easily  read this mystery in a single setting.

FTC Disclosure:   I received an advance review copy of this book.  This has not affected the content of my review in any way. 

About the Author

“What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of an award-winning literary historical fantasy series and several thrillers, she also penned Mystery Mini Short Reads and contributed short stories to popular fantasy anthologies. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at

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