A Spencer Funeral Home Niagara Cozy Mystery, #1
by Janice J. Richardson
Jennifer Spencer has inherited her uncle’s funeral home, along with her twin sister. However, Jennifer is running the funeral home and sharing the profits with her sister. Her move to the Niagara Region into the apartment above the Home went well, but in the first week alone, someone breaks into the funeral home. After which, Jennifer finds cash in a casket, a lot of cash, which puts her as the main person of interest in her new town. She is certain that all of the problems, i.e., a missing key, being followed by a fellow funeral director, a near break in are all related the money but she’s unable to convince the police. But Jennifer has families to serve and funerals to arrange; that is her number-one priority, especially since she wants to maintain her uncles’ stellar reputation. Jennifer knows something awful and dangerous is going to happen if the police don’t take her serious, but Jennifer Spencer, funeral director, is in the way.
My opinion and rank of 4.8
Who knew that there was so much involved in running a funeral home, not to mention that the funeral director needs to available 24/7.This cozy mystery followed a similar formula that other cozy mysteries follow, however, this one had a new setter, main character, sub characters and new information. All of this was intertwined in the story. The story just hooked me and kept me interested throughout as I learned a lot about the funeral business. I did not realize that there were corporation that owned different funeral homes. The skills, certification, personality and paperwork involved in planning a funeral or cremation. There were some sad sub stories that were intertwined that just made the mystery even more heartbreaking.
I highly recommend this book!!!
As I stated, earlier, this is the first book review in the Mystery Thriller Week Series, stay tuned for more. During the time between February 12 – 22, 2017, there will be interviews of the authors.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review!