Friday, January 31, 2014

First Chapter Review: Good, Clean Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton

I downloaded a copy of Good, Clean Murder, a cozy Christian mystery, by Traci Tyne Hilton for free earlier this month.

BLURB: Hardworking and hungry Bible school student Jane Adler cleans houses to make ends meet. But finding the money to pay for the last semester of school is the least of her problems when she uncovers a body in her boss's bed.

COVER: Adorable. Though maybe the young lady shouldn't be smiling behind the sheet (I think that's what that is), I love the look and colors of this cover.

FIRST CHAPTER: Jane appears at the Crawford family home to start her Monday morning cleaning schedule. Things don't seem right, however: the newspaper is still in the box, no coffee has been made, there's no to-do list pinned to the bulletin board, and most importantly, no money envelope on payday.

Temporarily distracted by a phone call from her roommate, Sam, Jane makes her way upstairs to strip the bed, where she discovers the body of Bob Crawford.

KEEP READING: Sure thing. Not only do I like that the main character is a Bible college student who cleans houses to help pay for school, Jane is likable. She's happy and hard-working. She seems to have her head screwed on straight. Her roommate, Sam, is another story. She nagged me right from the beginning. The reader doesn't know why she has an attitude problem, but she does. Perhaps it will become clear as the story progresses. Hilton also brings in a contemporary issue when a newspaper article Jane reads about her boss, a burger chain owner, mentions the obesity epidemic in America. Nice touch. Not sure if this has anything to do with the plot, yet, but we'll see.

This has all the makings for a great cozy. I definitely want to see what led to Bob's death and how Jane helps solve the mystery.

File Size: 799 KB
Print Length: 382 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Proverbs 31 House LLC; 1 edition (January 9, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

I downloaded a free Kindle version of this book. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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