Title: Game of Cones
Author: Abby Collette
Genre: Cozy mystery
Rating: 3 out of 5
Bronwyn Crewse is delighted that Crewse Creamery, the ice cream shop her family has owned for decades, is restored to its former glory and serving sweet frozen treats to happy customers in the picturesque small town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. But when a big city developer comes to town intent on building a mall, a killer with a frozen heart takes him out.
After literally stumbling across the body, one of Win’s closest friends becomes the prime suspect, and to make things worse, Win’s aunt has come to town with the intention of taking command of Crewse Creamery. Even though Win has a rocky road ahead to help her friend and keep her ice cream shop, it’ll take more than a sprinkle of murder to stop her from solving the crime and saving the day.
This wasn’t a good fit for me. Win seemed befuddled at best, if not completely clueless, and her three friends seemed to have one glaring personality trait…and nothing else. The leaps of “logic” in their “investigation” were random and sometimes nonsensical, and I had a difficult time suspending my skepticism, despite the solid writing and the quaint charm of Chagrin Falls.
Abby Collette is a bestselling author. Game of Cones is her newest novel.
(Galley courtesy of Berkley in exchange for an honest review.)