What a delightful, fun and great mystery is found in Pumpkins in Paradise A TJ Jensen Mystery by Kathi Daley. It is a great cozy mystery with fun believable characters and the best setting in a small town and lake resort in the mountains.
TJ helps her Dad run the resort while teaching school and being the ski coach as well as raising her two younger half sisters. The setting is perfect with the lake, cabins and resort. It is somewhere you really would love to go and relax especially if you like the outdoors. The small town with its interesting people and the pumpkin festival, along with a few quirky characters, a new Deputy, and some a past that is full of intrigue and you have a good mystery with many suspects, a little romance and a special friendship that is ended by murder. All of this equals to a good book that you won't want to put down.
TJ has a friendship with old Zachary Collins, a recluse she would visit and on those visits they would talk and Zachary would have puzzles and riddles for TJ to figure out. TJ's visits were a highlight to his days since he never left his house. So when TJ finds him dead in his chair and things don't seem right to her, she has to convince the new Deputy that this is a murder and not just a death of an old man. Can she convince him and find out why Zachary was murdered and who the murderer is? Will Zachary's past and his murder be the last puzzle and riddle that TJ has to solve? I won't spoil it and tell you, but you will want to find out by reading this book.
This is the first book in the TJ Jensen series and well worth the reading. I think that when you can picture yourself in the town, or can relate to the characters it makes the book more fun to read and this book is like that. There is believable suspects and more than just one so that it makes you read to the end to figure out who the culprit is and why they commit the murder. You have just a enough romance to make it interesting and some emotional situations that add to the book. This is one of those books that you pick up and want to read straight through because you get so caught up in it.
I highly recommend this book and series. If you are a fan of the outdoors, romance, a good mystery and puzzle, with very relatable characters you will enjoy this book and series.
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I hope you will pick this book up and read it. I think you will enjoy this book and the series. The next book in the series is Snowmen in Paradise.
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