I have to admit it. I’m a fan of D.E. Haggerty’s work. Her books always help me to cheer up even if my mood is very bad. That happened when I read ‘Jack gets his man’, it happened again while reading ‘Love in The Time Of Murder – The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives, Book 3’. I had a bad cold, coughing and sneezing, but ‘Love in The Time Of Murder’ was like a cup of hot chocolate to me. Despite the fact it’s a part of a book series, it can read as a standalone. However if you love cozy mysteries, I strongly recommend that you read the first two books of the series.
This book has everything: mystery, humor, friendship, love. D.E. Haggerty’s writing style is delightful and I love her sense of humor: “if picking out losers was an Olympic sport, I’d have a closet full of gold medals”, “He shakes the Kindle. ‘Why are you obsessed with true-crime novels, Mrs Clark? I snort. ‘I also read shifter romance novels, but I’m pretty sure I’m not a werewolf’”.
But ‘Love in The Time Of Murder’ is not all love and roses. It also touches a very tough and serious problem, that of domestic violence. That’s what makes it a hidden literary gem.
Book title: Love in the Time of Murder
Series: The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives, Book 3
Author: D.E. Haggerty
Genre: Cozy Mystery (with a bit of humor and some romance)
Published: October 5, 2015
Word count: 51,430
In Love in the Time of Murder, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives face their toughest case yet. Delilah, or Dee as she wishes everyone would just call her already, is the granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives and her life is in a bit of a shambles. She finally manages to pry herself away from her husband’s clutches, move out on her own, and start her own business. But then her estranged husband is murdered and she’s the number one suspect. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and jump at the chance to search for the true killer. As if Dee doesn’t have enough problems, the knitting detectives decide that Delilah being a widow is the perfect opportunity to find her a new man and decide to put their matchmaking skills to use. Will Dee end up in prison for a murder she didn’t commit or will she be taking another walk down the aisle?
“Shoot! I’m going to fry for Brock’s murder.”
“Don’t be ridiculous,” Damien speaks for the first time. “They don’t use the electric chair in Oklahoma. It’s lethal injection.”
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European (and have the EU passport to prove it!). After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. I’m leaning towards somewhere I can learn to surf even though the hubby thinks that’s a less than sound way to decide where to live. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between playing tennis, running much slower than I would like, trying to adopt every stray dog within a 5-mile radius, traveling to exotic new locales, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, addictively watching new movies and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my seventh book.
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/D.E.-Haggerty/e/B00ECQBURU