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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Review: The Newspaper Code by Lisa Lickel

A part of the Buried Treasure Series, in this book we join school teacher Judy Wingate settling into motherhood following the birth of her new baby. When Esme an older lady who was a member of the local garden club turns up dead with a garden claw in the middle of her forehead at the base of a statue in the center of town, Judy is determined to find out more. What’s the connection between the newspaper code, a code found in an aged newspaper stuffed into a vintage quilt, the empty closed off vault below the town and the missing money from the town treasury that disappeared years before? 

For the sake of convenience, Judy pairs up with Olivia, the “Miss Lonely Hearts” reporter of the local paper who could use a few lessons in grooming and who rubs Judy the wrong way. I especially liked the character of Olivia who desperately wants to have Judy as a friend. A good cozy mystery with a small town flavor. I give it 4 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Lisa- I love,love, love cozy mysteries, and this one sounds like a great one! I definitely want to read it and leave a review.