Series: Vermont Radio Mystery #1
Published by Crooked Lane Books on February 8, 2022
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 Live, Local, and Dead
LIVE LOCAL AND DEAD by Nikki Knight is the first in a new cozy series, Vermont Radio Mysteries. While I adore all of the bookshop and bakery mysteries, it was a delight to read one with such a unique setting – a small, indie radio station in a small Vermont town.
DJ Jaye Jordan, recently divorced, single mom took a buyout offer from an NYC station and buys the aforementioned station, ready to start over. This is going well until in a fit of pique when two ultra-conservatives are protesting the station, she takes one of their muskets and fires it at a snowman revealing the corpse of a national hate-mongering radio show host. Oops.
This sets off a stream of events with Jaye being harassed by the dead host’s fans. It also leads to her reconnecting her crush from years ago. Who just happens to be the governor.
My thoughts about Live, Local, and Dead
This is a fun, cozy mystery – Jaye’s relatable as a small biz owner, single mom co-parenting her daughter, navigating a new relationship.
- ?Amateur sleuth
- ?Small town setting
- ?Quirky secondary characters
- ?Great friends group
- ?Animal sidekick
- ?Jewish rep
- ?Queer rep
- ?All of the liberal political views you could want
- ?Twisty mystery
This one kept me guessing until the end which I really appreciated. I’m looking forward to the next book.
Thank you Crooked Lane Books for the ARC.