Monday, July 22, 2019

A GENUINE FIX

A Genuine Fix (An Allie Cobb Mystery) by J.C. Kenney

 

About the Book

 
Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series 
Lyrical Underground (July 16, 2019)
Paperback: 194 pages
ISBN-10: 1516108604
ISBN-13: 978-1516108602
Digital ASIN: B07KDWV2RX

Murder takes a page out of a killer’s playbook when literary agent Allie Cobb becomes her Indiana town’s number-one bestselling suspect …
Running the family literary business while preparing for her best friend’s wedding, chairing a park planning committee, and getting her rescue cat to bond with her boyfriend’s golden retriever doesn’t leave Allie Cobb much time for crime-solving. But when the guy who stood her up the night of her high school senior prom is killed and dumped in a pile of mulch, Allie’s suddenly the prime suspect.
It’s insulting enough that gambler, drunk, and all-around lowlife Georgie Alonso was found on the site of the memorial park honoring Allie’s deceased father. Now she’s fighting to clear her name and hold off a rush to judgment. But politics, decades-old secrets, and a slew of high-profile suspects make dangerous bedfellows as the eve of the park’s grand opening draws nearer. She’ll have to nab a killer soon, before her storybook life gets a bad ending …





 Allie returned home to Indiana (in the previous book) for her father's funeral and found herself solving the murder of her best friend's father. She decided to stay and take over her own father's Literary Agency. Taking over a business, as much as starting a new one, takes time and patience and focus. Things Allie soon find take a lot of effort.
Allie is also becoming involved in community affairs, such as helping on a Mayoral campaign, working against a man she has a complicated relationship with already. They must work together to complete a community park to be named after her own father and that of her best friend.
All aspects of this book are intertwined, as are the clues and red herrings presented. You don't need to have read the previous book to follow along, but I enjoyed A Literal Mess and am sure you will also.
All the cozy mystery must haves are included.
As if that is not enough tension, aforementioned best friend, Sloane, is moving in with Allie's brother as they prepare for their wedding. Much is happening as this plot flows quickly forward.
What else could go wrong?

We all know not to ask. Taking her celebrity kitty out for a walk, to check on the new park status, the pair uncovers a dead body. The police chief is Allie's former brother-in-law and the victim was not a well liked person. As is often the case, the police are more concerned with closing the case than finding a true, guilty party and need it wrapped up before election time. 
Allie makes a convenient top suspect. Her only hope is to solve the crime before time runs out.

Great friendships and wonderful community characters. All the things we love in a fun, cozy mystery.

About the Author


J.C. Kenney grew up in a household filled with books by legends Agatha Christie and Lilian Jackson Braun, among many others, so it was no surprise when he found himself writing mystery stories. When he's not writing, you can find him following IndyCar racing or listening to music. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, two sons, and a cat who is the inspiration for Ursula in the Allie Cobb Mysteries.

Author Links Website - https://www.jckenney.com;
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  Purchase links - Amazon - B&N - Kobo



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