In Cold Chamomile: A Tea and a Read Mystery

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It’s Valentine’s Day in Heart’s Harbor, which means an exciting event is to take place in Haywood Hall. But all is not sweet in Callie’s quaint community. Tensions are high as her aunt reconnects with an old acquaintance and she has no idea where she stands with the charming Deputy Falk. While she deals with her own relationship drama, she also finds herself meddling in the past flame of her aunt’s and into the drama that has found its way into the life of Falk’s sister which puts her into a few predicaments. When someone close to them is suspected of the murder, Callie once again steps into sleuthing to find the killer herself, which puts her at odds with the handsome deputy. In Cold Chamomile is the third book in A Tea and a Read Mystery series.

Joy Avon delivers another fun and charming mystery that brings Callie into some new trouble, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is the theme of the mystery, so various relationships are explored throughout. Callie’s relationship with Deputy Ace Falk faces a few ups and downs when she maneuvers her way into embarking on her own investigation. The two are still navigating their relationship, which gives a humorous and romantic element to the mystery. Callie gets drawn into the relationship problems of those around her with her great aunt Iphy facing her own dilemmas when she runs into an old flame and the tension that arises with Falk when Callie tries to help his sister with her budding relationship. The various relationships provide a fun, tangled web of drama and humor that invades Callie’s life that is driven out of the Valentine’s Day motif. The community of Heart’s Harbor is one that is loving and sincere, the type of small-town that makes you want to visit and solve a murder alongside Callie and her aunt. The mystery has a charming tone, delightful humor, and endearing characters that make In Cold Chamomile the perfect cozy that pairs well with a cup of tea that is warm and inviting.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 2020-02-11
ISBN 9781643852881 Buy this Book
Issue April 2020
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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