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Publisher Description

When a crossword craze turns lethal, can a green PI solve the clues before the killer makes it two down?

With Leafy Hollow in a deep winter freeze, landscaper Verity Hawkes is all out of funds. Setting up a private investigator business seems like the best way to indulge her fantasy and make a few bucks. But she never expected her first case would turn the whole town against her. 

As she investigates a shady, million-dollar crossword competition, even her detective boyfriend sides with her neighbors in thinking it's legit. But when the contest seems to connect with scruffy dog walkers and a dead village hoarder, Verity's determined to puzzle out a solution before the whole town descends into a word-smithing frenzy. 

With time running out, can Verity find the killer before the culprit delivers another deadly answer?

Snowed Under is the fifth installment in a series of charmingly funny cozy mysteries. If you like quirky characters, twisty plots, and laugh-out-loud moments, then you'll love Rickie Blair's Leafy Hollow series. 

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 27
Barkley Books
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

TLadage ,

Great addition to this series!

I received an advanced copy of of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. This is part of a series (Leafy Hollow Mysteries), which I haven’t read any of before, but I didn’t feel lost in the story. In this one, there is a mysterious crossword puzzle that is floating around the town that everyone is trying to solve. There are two murders, and a giant winter storm that is approaching the town that is supposed to be the storm of the century. This was a fun and quick read and I will be going back to read the rest of the series!

Lordkathy ,

A very enjoyable cozy mystery!

An enjoyable cozy mystery! There’s a lot going on in this book! I love Verity as a main character. I’ve read several of the books previous in this series. The books can be standalone but the author is very good about explaining things in each book so you are not lost if you have not read any previous books. I thought this book was fairly fast paced with several plots and enjoyable characters. I like that Verity is starting her own PI business during a boring winter off from her landscaping business. She definitely is not bored this winter! There’s a crossword puzzle scandal, murder, a dog, a best friend and a relationship with her boyfriend that seems to be moving to the next level. I went along for the wild ride and was a bit surprised at how things ended but immensely pleased with the story overall!

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