Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: The Case of the Clobbered Cad (Nosy Parkers Mysteries Book 2) by Debra E. Marvin

About the Book

Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls' Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Unfortunately, opportunities to put their unique skills to work were thin on the ground in the post-war boom of their little corner of suburbia and they eventually grew up to pursue more sensible careers. Until...

Heather Munro’s youthful devotion to The Girl Detective led to a passion for digging around in history. Now pursuing her Master's Degree in Celtic Studies, Heather must balance exploring Edinburgh with her determination to excel in her all–male classes at the University. Unfortunately, on her first night working in the Archives room, she discovers the dead body of a visiting professor, the same would-be lothario she’d hoped never to see again.

As clues come to light, it’s clear someone hopes to frame Heather for the murder. Besides her quirky landlady, whom can she trust? How can she clear her name? The police and the American Consul have plenty of suspects, but only two seem to have both motive and opportunity: Heather and the quiet Scottish historian she longs to trust.

My Review

There were so many elements that I love featured in this book, an inquisitive girl detective, the beautiful setting of Scotland, a look at college life, interesting characters, and an intriguing mystery that left me guessing until the end. All of this combined into an exciting and fun cozy mystery that I couldn't put down.

Mrs. Kintyre was my favorite character. Mrs. K and Heather were quite the entertaining crime-solving duo. The murder victim wasn't very well liked, so there were quite a few suspects with strong motives. I thought I had it figured out, but then the reveal came and I was shocked.

THE CASE OF THE CLOBBERED CAD was the first book I've read by Marvin and I loved every second of it! I highly recommend it for people who love cozy mysteries!

I received a copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and comments are my own honest opinion.

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  1. Thank you Ashley! I'm humbled and relieved and happy that you enjoyed the story. It was a joy to write!

    1. You're welcome! It was a joy to read! :)