Death of a Dapper Snowman by Angela Pepper {Kelly’s Review}

Posted 7 January, 2015 by Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal / 6 Comments

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

Death of a Dapper Snowman by Angela Pepper {Kelly’s Review}Death of a Dapper Snowman by Angela Pepper
Series: Stormy Day Cozy Murder Mystery #1
Also in this series: Death of a Crafty Knitter, Death of a Batty Genius, Death of a Modern King
Genres: Contemporary, Cozy
Pages: 259
Format: eARC
Source: Author

Gift shop owner Stormy Day is settling into her new life until she comes across a frozen body, hidden inside a well-dressed snowman.

When her own father is implicated in the murder, Stormy must chase down clues and uncover the town's secrets herself.

As she draws closer to identifying the killer, Stormy's own life may be in danger. That is unless Jeffrey, the mischievous Russian Blue cat who led her to the icy body in the first place, can flick his sleek gray tail at the final piece in the puzzle.

This new series hits the spot.

Thoughts on Death of a Dapper Snowman

I was highly amused by Stormy and the situations she found herself in. From talking a selfie with the snowman with a secret to the misunderstanding with her hunky new tenant (ha! I’m still giggling over his foot-in-the-mouth comments, btw. Just… no, dude. No.) to the way she ferreted out the secrets of her small hometown, Stormy certainly did it with style. And sometimes a bathrobe. As one does.

Now, I’m admittedly not the sharpest sleuth in the pool when it comes to figuring out who did it. It wasn’t until just before the big reveal that I had the proverbial big-eyed Ooooh moment. Which isn’t uncommon with me and is why I often stick with werewolves who like to get nekkid in my literary endeavors. Following along on Stormy’s twisted path to figuring out who done it kept me entertained. And, yeah, I pretty much suspected everyone at one point or another.

A fast read with a cat who might possibly have some identity issues, a set of sisters with to die for names (speaking of which, we certainly didn’t learn a lot about Sunny, did we? I wonder if she has Stormy’s ability to follow clues like a champ or if she got some other super awesome ability.), more suspects than you can shake a stick at (not that you should be shaking a stick at anyone really. That’s how you put someone’s eye out according to my grandma.), and a main character who has a really hard time doing nothing.

Yep, I was amused by the whole she-bang. Still am.

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6 Responses to “Death of a Dapper Snowman by Angela Pepper {Kelly’s Review}”

  1. I have a growing love of cozies, so I was excited when I saw this one come up on my reader. I’m not the sharpest sleuth either, so I have a feeling I’d be stumped too – which is great. And I’m curious about the characters. Sounds fun!
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  2. Glad this was a win for you. I keep meaning to try out the whole cozy mystery genre, but haven’t had much success . . . YET. I do love snickering at foot-in-mouth guys and books with sisters, so onto the TBR is goes ;)

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