"Homicide Honeymoon" By B.A. Trimmer: Review/Giveaway

Review by Tracy Condie

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of the book and a link to purchase it.

Book number 22 in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries is my first foray into this cozy series set in beautiful Kauai. Something to note, this series is written by numerous authors and are all stand-alone stories with different protagonists.

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Wedding event planner Kristy Piper has been with the resort for seven months and already experienced one truly bad event, so I am not sure why she challenged fate by saying “we’ve had worse.” Best friend and assistant, Leilani, is not wrong when she repeatedly says that this wedding group puts the “fun in dysfunctional.” Oh and there is a party crashing ex-fiancé who made the trip just to be “making time” with more than one bridal-party member. The only normal people in this whole crazy group are the bride, groom, and bride’s grandma. Even the 10-year-old feral Bobby is chugging cocktails whenever he can get his hands on them. So the piece de la resistance is of course, the party-crashing lothario, aka Marty Mason, our victim, who is skewered with a long metal serving fork from the luau.

Suspects are plentiful––pretty much anyone who was a part of the wedding party from the best man to the mother of the bride. Kristy gets busy tracking down clues with the help of her super-supportive group of friends/co-workers including her boss Dorothy, who tells her that she better get this mystery solved because the resort management is already complaining about the bad press and tons of paperwork.

I really like that there is a listing of the wedding party at the start of the book so you know who the players are, and yes some of them are quite literally players. The best part of the story was the nicknames that Kristy comes up with that keep the people straight in her mind because it certainly helped keep them straight in mine. The clues are easy to follow which makes this an enjoyable read and the crazy family antics make you laugh out loud. There is just a touch of naughty and a whole lot of nice including Kristy’s romance with part-time photographer Jake Hunter. To round this story out there is even a cozy companion of sorts––a feral rooster has taken a liking to Kristy because she was kind enough to once share a cookie. Cluck Norris, as Leilani has named him, can be seen resting at Kristy’s feet like a dog, essentially begging for crackers. How can you not enjoy a cozy mystery with a semi-tame feral rooster? I give it a 5 star rating and look forward to checking out the other stories as well. If you want to read Kristy’s first experience with wedding planning duties and death, check out book 20 of the series entitled Hula Homicide.

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Tracy Condie is a paralegal by day and cozy armchair sleuth by night. When she is not working or reading, she enjoys preparing the recipes found in culinary cozies or researching recipes of meal items described therein and sharing reviews of both books and food on Instagram and on KRL. She lives in Corona, California with her husband and dog Zoolie, and looks forward to visiting with their grown sons when their time permits.

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