“Essentials of Murder” – A Book Review

Essentials of Murder by [Kim Davis, Kindred Ink Press]

Do I have a treat for you! Kim Davis has published a delightful new cozy mystery series! Read a little blurb about it below from Amazon:

“Following a scandal that chased her from San Francisco, Carissa Carmichael struggles to find acceptance in her small Southern California hometown as she opens her aromatherapy and reflexology shop.

When she finds a man murdered in her distilling room, Carissa becomes the main suspect, especially when her fingerprints are found on the murder weapon. Despite her father’s position as Oak Creek Valley’s chief of police, most townspeople assume she’s guilty—including the new leading detective.

Refusing to run again, Carissa knows she must prove her innocence to save her shop and her family’s reputation. With suspects acting as slippery as the essential oils she distills, it’s up to Carissa to apply pressure and sniff out the truth before it’s too late.

If you like your cozies with quirky hometown characters, small-town California charm, recipes, and essential oil and reflexology tips, Book 1 in the Aromatherapy Apothecary cozy mystery series is for you. Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.

To say that I enjoyed this book was an understatement. I LOVED it. It was new and innovative as far as the main character’s career and cast of characters, but still followed the cozy mystery formula and felt familiar. This book made me want to track down the town’s setting and go for a visit. It felt as warm as a cozy fleece and just eccentric enough to interest me. I can’t wait for book two in the series!

Don’t miss out, order your book and start reading. Available at amazon, Barnes and Noble and wherever great books are sold.

Kim Davis

The lovely author, Kim Davis.

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