October 12, 2021

Digging Up Trouble by Kitt Crowe

Digging Up Trouble by Kitt CroweDigging Up Trouble by Kitt Crowe
Series: Sweet Fiction Bookshop #1
Published by Crooked Lane Books on October 12, 2021
Genres: Mystery
Format: Hardcover
Goodreads
four-stars
Reading Challenges: Cruisin through the Cozies 2021, GoodReads, NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2021

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Digging Up Trouble

Kitt Crowe’s charming debut, Digging up Trouble, is the first installment in the Sweet Fiction Bookshop mystery series. This is a sassy cozy with plenty of giggle-worthy scenes thanks to main character Lexi’s adorable pooch, Cookie.

Set in the sweet, small town of Confection, Oregon, Lexi runs her family’s bookstore, the Sweet Fiction Bookshop. The town is full of quirky, fun residents – several of whom are avid gardeners. I especially loved Lexi’s gay uncles with the penchant for scooters and delicious brunch dishes.

Lexi’s neighbor Gil is the one exception. He’s the town curmudgeon who gets along with no one including his sons. Gil, an award-winning gardener, particularly dislikes Cookie who can’t seem to dig enough holes in his yard. When Cookie discovers Gil’s corpse in his backyard, it doesn’t look good for her Lexi. It’s up to the mystery-loving friends and members of the Macaroons book group to clear Lexi and Cookie.

My thoughts about Digging Up Trouble

This perfect quick read scratches all of those cozy mystery itches. Plenty of humor, hints of romance, lots of suspects, and a great twist of an ending. If you’re a fan of bookshop/book group mysteries – think Paige Shelton, Olivia Blacke, or Maddie Day – this is the book for you! I’m really excited for the next book in the series so I can revisit Confection and its inhabitants, especially Cookie!

In conclusion

I’m really excited for the next book in the series so I can revisit Confection and its inhabitants, especially Cookie!

Thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for the ARC.

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About Kitt Crowe

Kitt Crowe lives for books. Fueled by caffeine, she shares her living space with two teenagers, a zany dog, and a cat who thinks he’s in charge. But she manages the chaos enough to write about those sleuths who solve crimes and the dastardly who commit them. There’s never a dull moment with Kitt at the keyboard.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Cruisin through the Cozies 2021
  • Debut Author 2021
  • GoodReads
  • NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2021
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