Title: Murder, She Edited
Author: Kaitlyn Dunnett
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
Publication Date: July 27, 2021
Page Count: 275
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
The bestselling author of the Liss MacCrimmon mysteries continues her new book lovers mystery series featuring freelance editor Mikki Lincoln and her keen-eyed cat Calpurnia.
When Mikki inherits a nearby farm from a woman she hasn’t seen in two decades, the unexpected arrangement comes with a big catch: forgotten diaries hidden in the neglected house must be recovered, edited, and published across the internet within one month. The lonely locale is like an untouched time capsule from the 1950s, and it was left behind for good reason
While searching for the mysterious memoirs and clues about the former owners, Mikki discovers that the once peaceful place was punctuated by an unsolved homicide and other rumored crimes. Worse, suspicious activity in the creepy, dilapidated barn suggests it really hasn’t been abandoned at all . . .
In a remote farmhouse with only her observant calico cat, Calpurnia, keeping her company, Mikki must swiftly crack an eerie cold case from the past and stop a clever culprit from leaving red markups on anything other than pages of revised copy . . .
Murder, She Edited by Kaitlyn Dunnett is the fourth installment of the cozy Deadly Edits mystery series. As with most cozy mysteries each book of the series does contains it’s own mystery that is solved within so each can be read as a standalone or in any order if choosing to do so. There is however character development that carries over from book to book for those reading from the beginning.
In the first book of the Deadly Edits series readers were introduced to the main character of this series, Mikki Lincoln, who was in her sixties and starting over in her life after her husband’s passing. Mikki and her husband had lived in a remote area taking care of their land themselves for years but after losing her husband Mikki felt it was time to find an easier place to spend her retirement years so when she caught an ad for her childhood home in the Catskills she bought it sight unseen.
When Mikki found her new home needed more work than she expected she decided she would start up a side business to help with her finances. Since the move Mikki has been working as a freelance editor and settling into her new life making some new and seeing old friends. Now Mikki has gotten news that she will inherit a farm from an old friend if she does an editing job on some old diaries hidden on the property. Mikki soon finds news of an old murder that happened on the farm and does her best to discover what happened.
The Deadly Edits mystery series is another that I have followed from the beginning and always enjoy each new installment. I love that the main character is an older retired lady with a bit of spunk and of course this falls into my humorous and quirky style that I enjoy the most. Always fun to chase down a mystery with a huge grin on my face along with the characters!
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Kaitlyn Dunnett grew up in the Borscht Belt of New York state, otherwise known as the Sullivan County Catskills, the area she writes about in the Deadly Edits mysteries. These days, Kaitlyn lives in the mountains of western Maine with her husband and cats. In addition to the Deadly Edits series, she is the author of the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery series and regularly attendsScottish festivals with her bagpipe-playing husband. She can be found online at KaitlynDunnett.com.
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