Usually I'm fanatic about reading books in their proper order, but I was stuck in a hospital waiting room a couple weeks ago without anything to read. The gift shop had a used book cart, 3 paperbacks for $1, so I picked out three, and #10 in this mystery series (Died in the Wool) was one of them. I started reading and was immediately into the story, the characters, the town. Along with characters I really enjoyed, the mystery involved solving murders from the past, which is probably my favorite plot.
When I got home, I discovered #1 in the series, Family Skeletons, waiting patiently in my TBR mountain, so I moved it to the peak and read it next. It also was very enjoyable, and since the heroine, Victory (Torie) is a geneaologist, and agrees to do a family tree for a woman who owns an antique store in town, and who is murdered 2 days later, this one also involves a murder mystery from the past.
I read a lot of mysteries, and mostly I read series with female sleuths. Usually my preference is for single sleuths; because some of the minor plot lines in series with detectives who are married with children really bore me. But not this series. Torie is married, with 2 young children in #1, and by #10, she's added another child.
This goes solidly on my fairly short list of favorite mystery series to follow.
Book 1 in the Victory O'Shea series. Victory (Torie) is a genealogist in a small town in Missouri. She stumbles into a murder mystery while researching a woman's ancestors. It is a good, fun read. I loved it!
This is the first book in this series and, at least in my opinion, should be read first as it sets up all the other recurring characters. Unfortunately for me, I read it after I had read many of the others, but I still enjoyed it. This is an easy-to-read cozy series and it's worth your time if you like cozies.
This is the first book in the Torie O'Shea series. Avid geneologist Victory (Torie)O'Shea works as a tour guide of the historic buildings in her home town of New Kassel, even dressing in vintage clothing while giving her tours. As the story opens, Torie is hired to prepare a family tree for town resident Norah Zumwalt. But when Torie discovers that her client Norah has been murdered, Torie searches for a secret in Norah's family tree that might have led to her murder.
I really enjoyed this story which combines geneology with a murder mystery!