Iced Diamonds - Heather Haven

I found this series last year, I think and I liked it. It's historic which is always something I appreciate. The main characters are more or less sympathetic which is another plus as far as I'm concerned. Finally, the cases aren't too predictable which is a big problem to me. Some Swedish bestselling books, particularly mysteries are extremely predictable, but after I was told that if I criticize them, I'm 'envious' of these bestselling authors (which for the record I am not), I'm not going to mention their titles or the name of the authors.

 

So, anyway, this book is set just before Christmas in New York in the 1940's (during WWII). Percy Cole, the private investigator, gets a case that promises some much needed money for herself and her family. An elf has been found murdered, not in the store where he was working, but in another. The daughter of the man who owns the store (where the body was found) is accused of the murder. The store owner hires Percy to keeph is daughter out of jail. So far everything's very simple. Of course there's a bit more to the case than that, but after putting some effort into it, Percy manages to solve it.

 

This book could have done with a bit more proofreading, because I found almost as many errors as I would in an ebook, but other than that I don't really have anything negative to say about it.

 

I can recommend this series to anyone who likes historic straightforward old-fashioned mysteries.

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