Murder at the PTA Book Review

Murder at the PTA Book Review
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Title: Murder at the PTA
Author: Lee Hollis
Published: September 29, 2020, Kensington
No. of Pages: 336
Cover Price: $7.99 Paperback, $7.59 Kindle



Lee Hollis, a brother sister team, is well-known for the bestselling Haley Powell cozy mysteries. Murder at the PTA is a new series which takes place in the same town, but deals with different characters. Maya Kendrick is a private detective and her partner is pregnant, so Maya is on her own for a while. Maya’s daughter wants her detective mother to find out who is behind a terrible website at her school, Dirty Laundry, so Maya gets involved. Maya finds who is behind the website and when she goes to confront the person, meets Sandra Wallage, a housewife who is married to a politician, and has been newly elected as the PTA president (apparently a powerful and important position in this small town). When Sandra and Maya discover the body of the woman at Portland High who was the author of the scandalous website, Sandra volunteers to help Maya find the murderer.

Hollis knows how to tell a viable story that holds the interest of readers, and the new characters are quite well-developed. They are very different from the Haley Powell characters, but are believable and seem like real persons. Maya and Sandra are likable and make these cozy novels worth reading. It’s always nice when the body in a cozy is someone who is despicable or evil, and the victim in this case is just that, so readers won’t feel too bad.

For readers who are looking for a new cozy series, this one is fun; the novel is a fast read and there are surprises around every corner.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.




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