I read this book as part of a Cozy Mystery group that I belong to where we get opportunities to win ARCs. I have found so many good books and new authors, it’s really fun. This week’s novel, Tail of the Dragon, the third in the Zodiac Mystery series, was published in 2018 by Connie di Marco. And she signed my copy, how lucky am I! I would definitely recommend this book to others and have given it somewhere between 4 and 5 stars.
At first, I wasn’t sure I’d love the book. There were a lot of characters dropped in the first few chapters when the murder happened. I normally love tons of characters, but everyone was so quick, I had to just pretend I’d figure it out later. And then I did. It takes place in the corporate office with tons of attorneys in San Francisco. When a colleague is murdered (and then some more) and death threats come in the postal mail… you know it’s gonna get crazy! From about 20% in, the book took off, and it was completely smooth sailing. I find myself thinking about this story and the main sleuth a lot lately.
Weaving in astrology and a search for the hit-and-run driver of her late fiance, the story captures your heart. It’s a bit darker than a traditional cozy, but I think it made the book quite a splash. I will definitely go back to read the first two in the series. I felt like I was back in San Francisco and had all the good feels and connections.
If you’re looking for a twisty cozy book, this is it. I thought I figured out the killer about 2/3 thru, then switched when a new story line came up. I figured it out, except… BOOM! There was a second major twist which I did not expect. Kudos to the author for making that fantastic ending.
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