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Review: Rest in Peace

By Bookaholic @BookReflections
Review: Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace by Frances Devine
Genre: Mystery, Christian Fiction
Pages: 256 (Ereader)
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Source: NetGalley
Description:
In Cedar Chapel, where Victoria Storm runs a senior boardinghouse, things are quiet. That is, until she enters the local pet store and finds Clyde Foster, the owner, dead, and his parrot, Whatzit, frantically screeching. What clues will this bird reveal regarding a murder most foul? Unable to resist a mystery, Victoria, her fiancé Benjamin, and her senior cohorts begin their own investigation, landing them headfirst in a dangerous adventure. When their friend Miss Aggie disappears, leaving a blood-stained trail, no one seems safe. Will Victoria live long enough to unravel the clues and tie the knot?

My Rating:Review: Rest in Peace
My Review:
This cozy mystery really hits the spot.  Victoria attempts to solve mysteries, run a boardinghouse, and befriend a young confused girl while attempting to make Christian decisions.  These remind me of an adult Nancy Drew type mystery but has the added Christian element. While there are a few subplots none of them make the reader feel confused.  They all seem to fit together quite nicely.  This is a series but can be read alone quite nicely.
I enjoyed the pacing of this read and the subplots kept me interested throughout the novel.  I'm not sure why, but I was quite surprised by the "bad" guy and was happy for it.  While Victoria had her faults and issues that she struggled with, she still seemed a bit too perfect and could use a bit more depth to her character.  I loved all of the "seniors" and the other host of characters.  This was definitely a cozy read.
I haven't read a "cozy" mystery in quite a while.  For those of you who read them, what separates a cozy mystery and types of who-done-its?  I can't quite articulate it myself except to say there is more thrill or maybe there is a bit more violence.  I'm not sure.  What do you think?

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