Death By Intermission is a cozy mystery set in Snowberry Creek, Washington. Abby McCree organizes a Movies in the Park event, but discovers a body at the end of one of the screenings. The suspect in the murder turns out to be her mother's boyfriend, so Abby sets out to solve the mystery.
I wanted to read this book because I love cozy mysteries and was intrigued by the Movies in the Park storyline. This is my first book in the Abby McCree Mystery series. I picked up on the characters and setting right way, and it worked fine as a standalone.
This was a fun, fast paced cozy mystery. I liked the small town setting, the characters (especially Abby and her boyfriend/tenant, Tripp), and her lovable, protective Mastiff dog, Zeke. The tension between Abby and her mother was a major part of this novel, and it was well done and realistic.
The mystery aspects of the novel were well done. It kept me guessing right up to the denouement.
I recommend Death By Intermission for fans of cozy mysteries, and especially for anyone who enjoys amateur sleuths and small town settings.
Book SynopsisAbby McCree spends a summer showing family films under the stars—only to end the season with an unexpected slasher flick . . .
Ushered once again onto another committee by the mayor of Snowberry Creek, Washington, Abby is tasked with keeping the box office receipts of the town’s Movies in the Park nights. Cut to the director’s chair from where she’s suddenly organizing the summer’s last feature. From the opening scene through the final credits, Abby feels she’s earned nominations for best volunteer, best movie date with her tenant Tripp Blackston—and best daughter for ignoring her mother Phoebe’s own movie date with Owen Quinn.Unfortunately, Abby and the others are treated to a post-credits scene: the body of local insurance agent Mitchell Anders. This discovery is followed by a plot twist revealing that the murder weapon comes from Owen’s food truck. With her mother’s boyfriend suspected of murder, Abby starts her own investigation determined to shine a spotlight on the real killer . . .
Alexis Morgan is the USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels, novellas, and short stories that span a variety of genres: American West historicals (as Pat Pritchard); paranormal and fantasy romances; contemporary romances; and cozy mysteries. A RITA® Award-finalist, Alexis Morgan is a member of RWA and Sisters in Crime. She lives in Washington State and can be found online at AlexisMorgan.com.