A Big Fat Greek Murder Book Review

A Big Fat Greek Murder Book Review

Title: A Big Fat Greek Murder
Author: Kate Collins
Published: December 1, 2020, Kensington
No. of Pages: 336
Cover Price: $7.99 Paperback, $7.59 Kindle

Kate Collins is the author of the fairly new Goddess of Green St. Mystery series, and A Big Fat Greek Murder is the second installment in that series. Athena Spencer, the protagonist, works at her family owned garden center, as well as their restaurant, the Parthenon. There is a rehearsal dinner booked at the restaurant, and when the groom doesn’t show up and is later found stabbed with a pair of stylist’s scissors. Athena’s sister, Selene, who is a hair stylist, is accused by the bride. Athena must take the lead and not only investigate, but also solve the murder since she doesn’t want her sister, who she knows is innocent, to spend her life in prison.

Collins is a seasoned writer and knows how to tell a good story. The story line in this novel is fun – Collins even adds a bit of romance to this mystery – and while it is light, it is easy to follow and there are suspenseful twists and turns. Collins does a good job of developing her characters, and Athena is one who will be loved throughout the series. Athena’s family is typical Greek, which adds some charm, and other supporting characters are easy to read. Of course, in every good cozy mystery, there is a surprise ending; this novel is no exception, and includes scenarios that put the likeable characters in danger.

This cozy mystery is also a culinary mystery and includes recipes, which is a nice bonus. There are dozens of references to food, so foodies will especially enjoy it. Readers looking for light, fun, mysteries will enjoy this series and will look forward to the subsequent novels.

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

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