By Abby Collette
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A Game of Cones (An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery)
by Abby Collette
I love the diverse characters, spanning a variety of ethnicities and cultures, and the combination of several different, strong (and quirky) personalities. I also love that it’s set in a Black owned business in a charming small town – and the yummy ice cream Win creates doesn’t hurt either!
~Reading Is My SuperPower
I loved the plot. The characters were all engaging and funny in their own right. They all complemented each other.
~Lori for Novels Alive
A Game of Cones is equal parts murder mystery and family drama, with a healthy sprinkle of humor. Colette’s cast of ethnically and age diverse characters are quirky and interesting, and the setting is appealing . . .
~Book Club Librarian
About A Game of Scones
A Game of Cones (An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery)
2nd in Series
Publisher: Berkley (March 2, 2021)
Paperback: 352 pages
Digital ASIN: B089S6SPKB
In this charming mystery series set in an ice cream shop, no case is too cold to crack!
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.
Deliciously fun and fresh second book in this cozy mystery series, an Ice Cream Parlor Mystery Series! Let’s meet these delightful diverse characters:
Bronwyn Crewse ~ AKA Win. Slightly quirky, but relatable with some feisty best friends and family members. Owner of Crewse Creamery, the ice cream shop her family has owned for decades, and restored to serve sweet frozen treats in the small town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
We enter book two with a big city developer intent on building a mall in the middle of their town that would take over several of the small town’s shops and businesses.
Witty with the right amount of humor and smartly written. Lots of characters were written into this one from Win’s past in New York so not only was her time split between them, but the minute times she was able to actually work in her shop, and solving the murder her friend Rory is the person of interest in. Secrets are unearthed and the mystery was a bit more challenging this time compared to the first book.
Overall a fun cozy mystery, but the number of characters does make my head spin due to not only new ones, but almost all the ones from the first book in the series. While it is genuinely nice to read / watch all their personalities intertwine, some of them are, in my opinion, annoyingly written (whispers Maisie and Jacqueline). However, you can’t hall a cast of all agreeable characters, right? Always need all those hands in the deck of cards.
Thanks to Berkley Books, Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, and NetGalley for an ARC!
Finish off your read with some of her refreshingly sweet recipes:
Rory’s Mint Mojito Coffee Ice Cream, Aunt Jack’s Peppermint Candy Ice Cream, and Win’s Easy Summer Mango Sorbet!
About Abby Collette
Abby L. Vandiver, also writing as Abby Collette, is a hybrid author who has penned more than twenty-five books and short stories. She has hit both the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller list. Books one and two, A Deadly Inside Scoop and A Game of Cones, from her latest cozy series, An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery, published by Penguin Berkley, is out now.
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