December 5, 2022

Vinyl Resting Place by Olivia Blacke

Vinyl Resting Place by Olivia BlackeVinyl Resting Place by Olivia Blacke
Series: Record Shop Mystery #1
Published by St. Martin's Press on December 27, 2022
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Also by this author: Killer Content

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 Vinyl Resting Place

When Juni Jessup and her sisters Tansy and Maggie put all their beans in one basket to open Sip & Spin Records, a record-slash-coffee shop in Cedar River, Texas, they knew there could be some scratches on the track, but no one was expecting to find a body deader than disco in the supply closet.

Family is everything to the Jessups, so when their uncle is arrested by Juni’s heartbreaking ex on suspicion of murder, the sisters don’t skip a beat putting Sip & Spin up for bail collateral. But their tune changes abruptly when Uncle Calvin disappears, leaving them in a grind. With their uncle’s freedom and the future of their small business on the line, it’s up to Juni and her sisters to get in the groove and figure out whodunit before the killer’s trail—and the coffee—goes cold.

My thoughts about Vinyl Resting Place

VINYL RESTING PLACE has such a fun, chart-topping premise – I need to be able to visit Sip and Spin Records for one of Juni’s punny coffee creations, good music, and Daffy the store cat. I loved the small-town Texas vibes – where everyone knows everyone in your family and all of their business.

It’s the first in a series so you get characters’ backstories that possibly set up future books. Like  Juni’s past romance with Beau, the police detective. And then there’s potential friends to lovers with her old bestie Teddy. Possible love triangle?!

The sisters are a fun group with sibling teasing and banter and I love their family-first vibe. There’s humor – hello, glitter bomb! And some twisty mysteries and secrets for Juni to puzzle out.

In closing

Vinyl Resting Place is a perfect cozy read for music, coffee, sibling love, or practical joke fans.

If you liked Live, Local and Dead by Nikki Knight, you’ll like Vinyl Resting Place.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press for the DRC!

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About Olivia Blacke

Brooklyn Murder Mysteries author Olivia Blacke writes quirky, unconventional, character-driven cozy mysteries. After shuffling around the U.S.A. from Hawaii to Maine, she currently resides with her husband and their roly-poly rescue puggle, but is forever homesick for NYC. In addition to writing, disappearing into a good book, and spending way too much time on social media, she enjoys SCUBA diving, crocheting, collecting tattoos, and baking dog cookies.

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