Murder at Pirate’s Cove by Josh Lanyon
Series: Secrets and Scrabble #1
Release Date: February 29, 2020
Page Count: 206 pages
Ellery Page, aspiring screenwriter, Scrabble champion and guy-with-worst-luck-in-the-world-when-it-comes-to-dating, is ready to make a change. So when he learns he’s inherited both a failing bookstore and a falling-down mansion in the quaint seaside village of Pirate’s Cove on Buck Island, Rhode Island, it’s full steam ahead!
Sure enough, the village is charming, its residents amusingly eccentric, and widowed police chief Jack Carson is decidedly yummy (though probably as straight as he is stern). However, the bookstore is failing, the mansion is falling down, and there’s that little drawback of finding rival bookseller–and head of the unwelcoming-committee–Trevor Maples dead during the annual Buccaneer Days celebration.
Still, it could be worse. And once Police Chief Carson learns Trevor was killed with the cutlass hanging over the door of Ellery’s bookstore, it is.
**This story contains NO on-screen sex or violence.
This was such a fun read. I’ve never read a cozy mystery before but I really enjoyed it.
Ellery is a great character. Everyone in this small town has their own quirks and I liked getting to know them. The mystery is really well done and the end was a total surprise.
This is such a comfort read. I really love a good mystery. And Chief Carson is so mysterious. I can’t wait for the next book. Also Watson, Ellery’s puppy is adorable!
*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review