Three-star review of Last Chance for Murder by Estelle Richards
Despite the predictable plot and murder solution, I enjoyed the characters in the first book of a cozy murder mystery series. Nothing memorable, though.
SPOILERS AHEAD: Lisa Chance returns to her Arizona hometown after not making it as an actress in Hollywood and after her high school sweetheart cheated on her. It doesn’t take long for her to decide that what makes her happy is brewing coffee, so she’s determined to open a café – in the same old mansion where she was caught trespassing as a kid. And then the man she buys it from is found dead – by her. She has two love interests, a feuding mother and aunt, and a very pregnant feral cat to deal with. A nice change from the other books I’ve been reading.