A Novel Way To Die

Cozy Mystery Bookshop Series Book 2

Fiction - Mystery - General
235 Pages
Reviewed on 03/10/2020
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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

A Novel Way to Die by Tamra Baumann is the second book in the Cozy Mystery Bookshop series. Sawyer has settled into her life running the bookshop that her mother left her and getting into the groove of being a sudden parent to her adopted fifteen-year-old sister. As if her life didn’t have enough complication, she finds herself in the middle of a love triangle with her feelings torn between her ex-fiancé and a handsome lawyer. Now she’s facing her first book signing which quickly goes south when a body is found in her best friend Renee’s ice cream shop. When the body is revealed to be the author’s husband and Renee is a suspect, Sawyer steps once again into her sleuthing shoes to clear her friend’s name. Her determination to find answers on her own puts her at odds with her ex-fiancé and could catch the attention of the real killer.

Tamra Baumann delights with A Novel Way to Die. The mystery focuses on her best friend which makes it personal for Sawyer and draws her into the middle while also acting as the driving force for her to prove that her friend was framed. The mystery is full of twists and turns which lead to a shocking conclusion that puts Sawyer in the crosshairs of a surprising killer. Sawyer’s love life is explored throughout as she finds herself in a love triangle that has humorous and emotional moments that leave her torn between a handsome lawyer and her dashing ex. Baumann digs further into what happened between Sawyer and Dylan in their failed engagement which allows a deeper look at Dylan’s character. Cozy mystery lovers will adore A Novel to Die for as Sawyer takes you along on her sleuthing adventure, spends quality time with her makeshift family dynamic, and explores two budding potential romances.