Last Word to the Wise by Ann Claire

Last Word to the Wise by Ann ClaireLast Word to the Wise by Ann Claire
Series: Christie Bookshop #2
Published by Bantam on October 3, 2023
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

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 Last Word to the Wise

This is a wintery, bookish cozy mystery, the second in the Christie Bookshop series. Ellie and Meg Christie, are sisters and co-owners of their family’s bookshop, The Book Chalet, located in a quaint, small, mountainside town in Colorado.

The sisters joke about their terrible dating luck so when a cousin starts a literary dating service, they both join. Ellie’s date is as awful as she expected but surprisingly, Meg hits it off with her date. Unfortunately, when the too-good-to-be-true date turns up murdered, Meg is a suspect. It’s up to her and Ellie to find the real killer.

My thoughts about Last Word to the Wise

This contemporary cozy has such a fantastic sense of place – the town and the bookshop- I want to visit! I envy Ellie’s job running the bookshop, caring for the shop’s cat, Agatha C. Christie, and living in an apartment above the shop – perfect when you need a late-night book.

Even though this is book 2, and I haven’t read book 1 yet, I had no trouble following the story or characters. I loved Meg and Ellie’s Gram – her spunkiness and those delicious-sounding baked goods!

This is a love letter to Agatha Christie and her mysteries so definitely read if you’re a fan of fair play, intricately plotted cozies full of likable characters with richly detailed writing.

In closing

For fans of Kitt Crowe and Christina Romeril.

Thank you Bantam Books for the ARC of Last Word to the Wise.

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About Ann Claire

Ann Claire earned degrees in geography, which took her across the world. Now Claire lives with her geographer husband in Colorado, where the mountains beckon from their kitchen windows. When she’s not writing, you can find Claire hiking, gardening, herding housecats, and enjoying a good mystery, especially one by Agatha Christie.

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