Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mrs Fix-it Mystery Series Reviewed

Cozy Mystery Series

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Fix-it Tools courtesy of Pixabay.com
I have always loved a mystery and have become quite enamored with the Cozy Mystery books over the last few years. A few weeks ago I was searching for something new to read and stumbled upon a bundle deal for the Mrs.Fix-it series.  

There are several reasons that I enjoyed this series. The first being that I could purchase them all in a nice little bundle package. All neatly packaged and ready to read. 

The next thing that caught my eye was that the female sleuth was a handy-woman by trade. She goes around her community fixing things for her neighbors. I really liked that idea for an occupation for a woman. Growing up in a single parent household I learned that if something needed to be fixed that a girl could do most things just as easily as a boy could. My Mom taught me from an early age to be comfortable with the items found in our little toolbox. So, having a gal in the stories that could solve mysteries and be a Mrs. Fix-it was quite appealing. 

I wasn't disappointed! Belle Knudson did a wonderful job of creating a cast of characters that were believable and well thought out. Each mystery could stand alone but was even more enjoyable as I read through each book of the series. The recurring characters developed more as each story progressed. 

The author does a good job of keeping the reader guessing, too. There were several times that I thought to myself, "I didn't see that one coming." Ms. Knudson has also put a few sub-plots in each book, too. As with most Cozy Mysteries there is a love interest that grows but the author added even more to her books. For instance, it takes a few books to finally discover what happened to Kate's (Mrs. Fix-it) husband that disappeared several years before. 

I really enjoyed each of the books in the series. There were several unique and interesting murders to be solved in each one. Cozy Mysteries are not known for a lot of violence at least the reader isn't shocked with a lot of gory details about the murder involved. Although a victim might have met their end with a violent act, the reader isn't bombarded with a descriptive narrative of what it looked like. That is one of the things that I love about the genre.

If you love a good mystery with a little romance thrown in, I highly recommend this series of books by Belle Knudson. She is creative with her plots and thinks a little outside of the box with her characters and sub-plots. I think you will enjoy them as much as I did. I was a little sad when I came to the last page of the 15th book. I miss the characters.... 




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5 comments:

  1. I don't believe there is a greater compliment to any series of books than to say you miss the characters when you have finished the last book. What a fabulous recommendation. I have come to love the mystery books that are recommended by the contributors of Review This! Never anything too gory or disquieting to be able to enjoy the actual mystery. Thanks Bev! I know these will be great books too.

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  2. Oh Bev, this sounds like a series I would love! Looking forward to this one! Thank you!

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  3. So I've started to make my Christmas wish list.....guess what's going on that? You are right, these books would be some nice reading for those quiet evening times. Thanks Bev for this review!

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  4. Another mystery series to look forward to. The Mrs. Fix-it series and characters sound like people I can't wait to meet between the pages of books with good stories. Thanks for another terrific recommendation, Bev.

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  5. I think I would enjoy this series. Does Mrs. Fix-It get into situations that will put her in grave danger and raise my blood pressure? I don't like to see too much threat to the sleuth in the books I read. I get scared.

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