Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass
I was given the opportunity to read and review an advanced copy of this book…it’s not quite available for purchase yet, but is scheduled to be released in June.
A cozy mystery about Belinda Blake–a girl who specializes in exotic pet sitting.
In this story, she’s caring for a snake, a python to be exact.
I liked the character. She’s quirky, adventurous, and fun.
The mystery…well…let’s just say in this case, her adventuresome spirit was almost too much for me.
I mean, she finds a dead body right outside her carriage house…and doesn’t get scared?! 🙂
There’s lots of suspense going on here….the author carefully shows how each of the other characters might be the culprit, and I kept on trying to figure it out as I read…
lots of twists and turns, and unexpected events.
Just how many bodies are they going to find? Is Belinda ever going to realize that she might be in danger herself??!! It kept me guessing until the end!
I look forward to reading the second book in the series, just as soon as it’s available!
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The book synopsis:
When exotic pet-sitter Belinda Blake moves into a carriage house in tony Greenwich, Connecticut, she’s hoping to find some new clients. Instead she discovers a corpse in the garden—and a knack for solving murders . . .
Pet-sitter Belinda Blake doesn’t rattle easily, but move-in day has been eventful, to say the least. The python in her care tried to slither to freedom—just as she met Stone Carrington V, her landlords’ disarmingly handsome son. With the constrictor back in its cage, she heads out to the garden, only to discover a designer shoe poking out of the boxwood hedge—attached to a woman’s dead body.
The victim, Margo Fenton, was a Carrington family friend, and no one in their circle seems above suspicion. Between client trips to Manhattan and visits to her family in upstate New York, Belinda begins to put the pieces together. But though she’s falling for Stone’s numerous charms, Belinda wonders if she’s cozying up to a killer. And soon, daily contact with a deadly reptile might be the least dangerous part of her life . . .
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