Thursday, March 02, 2023

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: No Small Murder (Mini-Meadows Mystery, #1) by Lean Gregory

No Small Murder

A Mini-Meadows Mystery
Lena Gregory

Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting - Florida
Publisher: Level Best Books
Publication Date: February 21, 2023
Number of Pages: 215 pages
Digital ASIN: B0BHX5L1J4


About No Small Murder


Mini Meadows, a Tiny Home community in rural Central Florida, is home to Emma Wells, a downsize specialist who left her daddy’s mansion and her inheritance behind in favor of a simpler, more peaceful life in a tiny home that was once two shipping containers. But when she opens a shipping container and discovers her dead client sitting in a rocking chair, neatly wrapped and labeled, and two of her friends end up on the suspect list, Emma pitches in to help find the killer. With plenty of clues to unpack, Emma narrows down the suspect list, but as she begins to close in on the culprit, she realizes if she’s not careful she could end up in a box of her own.



5 stars!

A charming new series featuring a fun tiny home community and its delightful residents!

No Small Murder is the debut novel of author Lena Gregory's Mini-Meadows Mystery series and will surely delight cozy mystery readers with its tiny home theme. The main character, Emma Wells, has her own business assisting people in downsizing their possessions and easing their transition to smaller living spaces, many of whom become her neighbors in the tiny house community of Mini-Meadows. With de-cluttering and downsizing being such trending topics, I was absolutely drawn to the premise and the plot.

Emma is the likable and engaging heroine of this fun and compelling story. I liked that after she parted ways with her autocratic father, she made a success of her business, standing steadily on her own two feet. There are by far enough barely-getting-by amateur sleuths featured in cozy series already, so having one doing well, although still building her business, was refreshing. She has a fun group of "ride or die" gal pals, all living and working within the tiny home community. Dialing up the action and entertainment is the sudden arrival of her much-loved and missed Granny Rose, who has come to move in with Emma in her less than 500 square feet of space. They all work together, supporting one another to clear the names of friends caught up in the murder mystery.

The murder happened early in the story, and twists and turns in the plot followed soon after. There was little waiting for the action to take off. The murder victim was suitably unpleasant, and how the body was disposed of was surprising. There is quite a long list of people who had something against the victim, so there were many viable suspects to consider. I didn't know who the killer was until the reveal.

This is the first book I've read by this author, and it was quite the page-turner. I got so involved in this story that distractions were no problem to ignore or put on hold for later. I recommend NO SMALL MURDER to cozy mystery readers looking for a charming new series featuring a fun tiny home community with a delightful group of residents.

About Lena Gregory
Lena Gregory grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, but she recently traded in cold, damp, gray winters for the warmth and sunshine of Central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full-time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.


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1 comment:

Lena Gregory said...

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! I'm so happy you enjoyed the story. And thank you so much for sharing the release of No Small Murder!