Monday, October 17, 2016

Casket Cache by Janice J. Richardson

Friday night I started Casket Cache, sometime after 8:30, I wished I had started it earlier because by 11 I hated putting it down. Casket Cache written by Janice J Richardson is a truly wonderful cozy. I have to admit that the thought of a cozy mystery centered around a funeral home director could lend it's self to being silly and awkward, I was pleasantly surprised that I found this to be one of the most serene and easy flowing cozy mystery books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.  The way that Janice writes, quickly and all at once put my inquisitive readers mind at ease. I felt like I was emotionally involved from the first sentence and left wanting more at the end of the book. Clearly there was thought, research, personal experience and insight that Janice had for her character that made her feel like a real live and breathing person. Someone you would love to know and be friends with.  This cozy was respectful, this cozy was compassionate,  insightful and it was a reading experience I will treasure. Casket Cache is book one of three with book two coming out in November and I will anxiously await it's release. There is so much I want to say and tell you about from this book and the connections I made with it and my own life but I don't want to give it away. This is a book I think you should add to your TBR pile for sure. A very authentic and brilliant cozy.
Funeral homes are supposed to be quiet ...Jennifer Spencer inherits her uncle’s funeral home. Her move to the Niagara Region into the apartment above the Home went well, but in the first week alone, someone breaks into the funeral home. Then, Jennifer finds cash in a casket, a lot of cash. Certain it has something to do with the break-in, she’s unable to convince the police and winds up on their list of suspects! But Jennifer has families to serve and funerals to arrange; that is her number-one priority. Someone sinister and dangerous wants the cash back; that’s their number-one priority and Jennifer Spencer, funeral director, is in the way.A cozy mystery with heart, compassion, and humour.“CASKET CACHE presents us with the perfect balance of light and dark: a delightful small town with a local murder. It does this and also takes a step further by setting the action in and around Spencer Funeral Home, blending compassionate descriptions of care families receive in their time of need with the inside scoop on coroner’s calls, casket selection rooms and funeral processions. Mystery twists in like a chocolate fudge ripple in luscious vanilla ice-cream.”—Cynthia St-Pierre, co-author of A Killer Necklace.

*please note that Casket Cache is in the midst of a cover change, new cover shown in the first few photos.
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  1. Great review. Thanks for the fun read this morning.

  2. I've purchased a copy based on your recommendation, thanks!