Book Review: A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette

A big massive social distancing hug to Abby Collette. She’s here today with the blog tour for A Deadly Inside Scoop. This is book one in her Ice Cream Parlor Mystery series. 

 

Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family’s ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she’s going back to basics. Win is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors—many from her grandmother’s original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away.

To make matters worse, that evening, Win finds a body in the snow, and it turns out the dead man was a grifter with an old feud with the Crewse family. Soon, Win’s father is implicated in his death. It’s not easy to juggle a new-to-her business while solving a crime, but Win is determined to do it. With the help of her quirky best friends and her tight-knit family, she’ll catch the ice cold killer before she has a meltdown…

 

Brownyn is excited for opening day. She’s just taken over the family business which is making and selling ice cream. Her grandparents legacy is in her hands and she can’t wait to get started.

Opening day doesn’t go as planned though. When the snow keeps people away, Brownyn takes a walk and ends up finding a dead body; not how she expected the day to go.

OK, Abby, you had me at ice cream. Hahaha.

I loved the sound of this novel the moment I was asked to take part in the blog tour.

I was immediately drawn into the mystery of this book, made even harder to put down as the story progressed. I am fast becoming a fan of cozy mysteries.

I loved the intrigue. I was continuously trying to guess what had happened but kept running into plot twists. I suspected everyone at some point. So much drama in such a small town.

This small town sounds adorable and is full of interesting and loveable characters. Bronwyn is such a relatable person and I really cared what happened to her and her family. I had a special soft spot for Pop Pop. Plus, it goes without saying, the cat.

It’s hard to talk about this book without giving too much away which I really don’t want to do as I am hoping you will discover it for yourself.

It has great characters, a lovely setting, and is a well plotted mystery. If that doesn’t sell it to you, it has LOTS OF ICE CREAM including flavours that sound so mouth-watering. A perfect excuse to grab yourself a bowl if you ask me.

This was such a great start to a promising series. It’s fun novel I was sad to finish. It’s a perfect escape novel. I am already excited to see what book two brings.

 

 

About Abby… 

Abby writes as Abby L. Vandiver and Abby Collette but you can just call her Abby . . .

​She loves mysteries! Whatever she writes, she puts  a little mystery into it.

​Now Abby’s got a new cozy mystery, released on  May 12, 2020. A Deadly Inside Scoop, is part of her new series, An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery from Penguin Berkley. She’s so excited for its release.

Say hi via her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bookbub, and Goodreads.

A Deadly Inside Scoop is published by Berkley and was released in the US on 12th May and the paperback is due to be released in the UK on 28th May 2020. Click to view at Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Or visit Barnes and Noble, Kobo or Penguin Randomhouse.

 

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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