Book Review: Dead in the Pond

Dead in the pond_frontlcover_forjpegs-01_600“This book had me writing down a list of suspects, and I found myself scratching off a couple of names by the end of this installment for reasons that you’ll just have to learn on your own. I love a story that actually has me sitting up and paying attention. I also feel like I got to know Bishan better in this second book, thanks to the switch in third-person perspectives from Valor to him this time around. Things were also taken up a notch as far as both the mystery and romance aspects were concerned, and while this may be more of the former than the latter, those glimpses that I get from the relationship between Bishan and Valor made it clear how committed these two were to each other, and that’s enough for me. Dead in the Pond gets five stars. PS: Book three will be so worth the wait! ♥”

5 Stars from Jen at Dog-Eared Daydreams

 

Book Review: Dead in the Pond

Dead in the pond_frontlcover_forjpegs-01_600“All in all, this series just keeps getting better and better, despite the cliffy, which was not nice at all. I choose to trust the author, though, so I’m hoping it isn’t as bad as it appears. Very recommendable!” 4.5 Stars from Mari

“The mystery was written really well and you won’t figure out who the murderer is until the author wants you to. The author does such a fantastic job of writing Bishan, and his perspective was so well done! This is definitely a book I would recommend, but again, make sure you have the final book at the ready!” 4 Stars from Heather

Bayou Book Junkie

Series Review: Grasmere Cottage Mystery Trilogy

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“So pick these up. They will do great things for your heart. Stupendous characters who love each other in a cottage complete with cat and crazy neighbor. The plots are terrific, the writing marvelous, and all things combined…makes these the cosies of your heart. Don’t miss out. I highly recommend them one and all.”

5 stars, from Melanie at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Book Review: Dead in the Garden

“There’s just something so thoroughly appealing about Dahlia Donovan’s writing that I can never seem to resist signing up to read one of her books and reviewing them EVEN when my schedule is already swamped…

Take her newest release, for example; Dead in the Garden is the first in a collection of three books called Grasmere Cottage Mystery. We’re introduced to committed couple Valor Scott and Bishan Tamboli and how they unwittingly became part of a murder mystery involving a dead body they find in the garden of their cottage. They don’t recognize who the victim is, but based on the reaction of the lead inspector, they should. When Bish becomes the prime suspect and is summarily arrested, Val, along with Bish’s family, their closest friends, and a sympathetic detective inspector, will need to decipher cryptic clues and eliminate their suspects before the killer strikes again.”

4.5 Stars, Jen at Dog-Eared Daydreams

Book Review: Dead in the Garden

“The story is very well written and thought out. I love all the characters. There are very many in this book, but with out everyone of them the story would be lacking. I think the biggest thing for me was How Bishan was portrayed. I have a son with autism and I just loved that there was a character like him. Bishan is brave and strong, he has things he doesn’t understand but is still this amazing person who really tries. How him and Valor are together just makes me so happy. I definitely laughed and cried along the way with the story.”

5 stars, Arlene Mullen

Book Review: Dead in the Garden

Reviews from Bayou Book Junkie:

“As cozy mysteries go, this one is really good. It had enough detail and intrigue to keep me interested, and as I said before, I loved Valor and Bishan.” 4.5 Stars

“This is the first I’ve read from this author and I thought the writing was really well-done. I especially love cozy mysteries and I thought this series fit well within that genre. The author has built a world full of interesting people.” 4 stars