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Review of Bed and Breakfast and Murder (Fiona Fleming #1)

Blurb: Fiona Fleming hasn't lived in Reading, Vermont in over a decade, her escape from small town living leading her to New York City and a life of adventure. An adventure that has left her with no career, an ex who cheated on her and zero plans for the future. Her grandmother's death grants her a new chance--inheriting Petunia's, Iris Fleming's bed and breakfast, seems like the ideal fresh start. But when Fee finds out ownership of the property Iris willed her might be in question, she's drawn into the seedy underbelly of the cutest town in America after being singled out as the main suspect in a murder.

Review: Fiona Fleming's grandmother leaves her a B&B when she passes, and Fiona returns to her small hometown of Reading, Vermont to run it. She has only been there a few weeks when a dead man turns up in the garden pond. What's worse is that her father might be the one who killed him. Fiona must find out who is the murderer before her new life is lost.

This is the first book in the cozy mystery series, Fiona Fleming, and it's an entertaining start. Fiona is strong and smart, and determined never to date another man after breaking up with her ex. She has supportive parents and was close to her grandmother too. Plus she has the support of Petunia, her late grandmother's pug! As she pokes around in the case, she clashes with the handsome new sheriff, Crew, and she admires him in his tight jeans. The plot takes a few twists, but mostly we're getting the layout of Reading and the people there for future stories.

The book does start with a detailed plunging of a toilet and there are a lot of fart jokes. So if that sort of humor isn't for you, the author has several other books that are fantastic.

You can find Patti Larsen on her site and buy the book here.

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