Title/Author: The Connecticut Corpse Caper (A Triple Threat Mystery Book 1) by Tyler Colins
Genre: Cozy Mystery
The antics of seven inheritance recipients during a week-long stay at a Connecticut estate are detailed by protagonist Jill Jocasta Fonne. The will of her aunt stipulates that if anyone leaves early, his or her share will be divided among those remaining. As it happens, one does leave—permanently—when he dies just hours after arrival. Guests and staff alike have secrets to share as Jill and her colleagues, Rey and Linda, discover when they step out of their chosen professions into the roles of amateur sleuths. But are these secrets the reasons that bodies start appearing and disappearing? Others soon join in the sleuthing, and the bumbling and stumbling—and mayhem—begin.
The Connecticut Corpse Caper is the first book in the new Triple Threat Mystery series by Tyler Colins. It’s a good, solid start to the series.
Author Tyler Colins inserts a lot of humor and more than one body into this tale, and her style of writing makes for a fast read.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
When Jill Fonne, and group of relatives and family friends are invited to spend a week at her deceased haunted aunt’s Gothic estate it seems like an easy way to inherit $200,000, until of course people start dying. Jill begins to suspect that the her fellow guests are connected in ways that they haven’t been forthcoming about and she soon discovers that the house and the grounds hide secrets of their own. What is the motive? It is a race to find the murderer or murderers before they can strike again. Will anyone survive to inherit?
The opening chapter of this book proved to be quite the hook with its description of the Moone estate, it immediately pulled me in. The book couldn’t be anything else but a murder mystery and it delivered nicely on a classic inheritance plot full of world class characters , clever plot twists, fiendish secrets and of course bumbling amateur sleuths who blundered into as much trouble as they did evidence, not to mention a cool creepy house that seemed to grow secret passage ways.
I did find the story entertaining and at times quite humorous however, I do have to admit it often seemed to try too hard to homage the classic Hollywood Whodunnits, leaving it to read a bit more like a B movie screenplay at times than a Cozy mystery, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but I honestly couldn’t tell if it was intentional or not.
I do think that the three sleuths have a bit of chemistry and that bodes well for future installments of the Triple Threat Series. And, kudos is indeed warranted for the coolest character names in any Cozy ever.
I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Tyler Colins is primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. She’ll also create business plans, synopses, film promotion and sales documents.
Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (she likes playing detective and developing structure).
Her fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. Her genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction.
She aims to provide readers with smiles and chuckles like the ever-talented Janet Evanovich and the sadly passed and missed Lawrence Sanders, the “coziness” of Jessica Fletcher, and a few diversions and distractions as only long-time pros Jonathan Kellerman and Kathy Reichs can craft.
Can You Hula like Hilo Hattie? (A Triple Threat Mystery Book 2)
Novice sleuths Jill, Rey and Linda stumbled and bumbled their way through The Connecticut Corpse Caper with winning results. That success prompted the trio to become bona-fide detectives. The first official assignment for the owners of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency: discover the dirty little secret of an elderly millionaire’s pretty, young wife. This sounds easy enough—until the wife is found dead along a Pacific shoreline. One murder evolves into several, with any one of a cornucopia of curious persons being the potential killer. Dealers, informants, and the seedy world of drugs enter the paradisiacal picture. This is a perfect opportunity to hone detecting skills and prove the newfound Hawaiian-based agency is a viable venture. Can the trio unravel the intriguing twists . . . before the twists ravel them?
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Rookie private eyes JJ, Rey and Linda stumbled and bumbled through The Connecticut Corpse Caper and Can You Hula like Hilo Hattie? with stellar results. Now the trio, proud owners of the Tripe Threat Investigation Agency, have yet another multi-murder mystery to solve. Who set up their client, socialite-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer, to take the rap? And where is nutty Coco Person, who has been MIA since the murders went down? In their detecting travels, they meet up with former acquaintances, some of who may not be all that they seem. Add bombs and debt collectors (limb breakers) to the list of ingredients, and you have one explosive recipe.
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