Book Review of Little Shop of Homicide (Devereaux's Dime Store, Bk 1)

Little Shop of Homicide (Devereaux's Dime Store, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 2


This first in the Devereaux's Dime Store series was a fun, easy read that I couldn't put down - finished it in one sitting.

The reader is introduced to Devereaux Sinclair who has had her fair share of troubles beginning with her father being arrested for a drunk driving homicide, her mother running off and leaving her in the care of her Grandmother Birdie, and finally her boss in the investment business being arrested for embezzlement.

Devereaux (Dev to her friends) buys the local dime store and sets up shop. Her ex-boyfriends fiancee is found murdered with items from one of Dev's gift baskets. The police immediately suspect her mostly because the officer in charge lost his retirement to her old boss and is holding a grudge.

With the help of her two best friends Poppy and Boone and the unexpected arrival of hunky Jake Del Vecchio a U.S. Marshall on leave due to injury, Dev sets out to clear her name.

The mystery was entertaining and the characters especially Grandma are funny and provide a few laugh out loud moments.

I have not read any of the Scumble River mysteries by this same author but will look into them. I thoroughly enjoyed this Dime Store mystery and am looking forward to the next installment.