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I received this book for free from a book tour, NetGalley. This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.Bearly Departed by Meg Macy
Series: A Teddy Bear Mystery #1
Published by Kensington on May 30, 2017
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Source: a book tour, NetGalley
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The Silver Bear Shop and Factory might be the cutest place around, but there’s nothing warm and fuzzy about murder...
As manager of the family teddy bear shop and factory, thirty-one-year-old Sasha Silverman leads a charmed life. Well, except for the part about being a single divorcée with a ticking biological clock in small-town Silver Hollow. And that’s just kid’s stuff compared to Will Taylor, the sales rep who’s set on making drastic changes to the business her parents built from scratch—with or without Sasha’s approval...
But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan . . . and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha’s hit with more bad news—police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him. Sasha knows her uncle would never do such a thing, and she’s launching her own little investigation to expose the truth. As she tracks Will’s biggest rivals and enemies for clues, Sasha can’t get too comfy—or she’ll become the next plaything for a killer...
Bearly Departed by Meg Macy is the first book in A Teddy Bear Mystery series. I was so excited to get my hands on this book. I love cozy mysteries. I love and collect Boyd’s Bears. Meg Macy did not disappoint!
Sasha manages her family’s teddy bear shop and factory. She suspects one of their employees, Will Taylor, is trying to make changes to their business for less-than-honest reasons. She even suspects him of selling their teddy bear pattern to a competitor. Will also brings up the idea of getting rid of some of their employees. No one at the Silver Bear Shop and Factory likes Will, and there have even been a few who exchanged words with him. So when Will ends up dead at work, there is no shortage of suspects.
I thoroughly enjoyed this cute and fun cozy mystery. Sasha is a smart sleuth and I liked following her through this mystery. This mystery had everything I love about cozies: a great lead character, a puzzling mystery, several viable suspects, and it kept me guessing until the end. The only thing Bearly Departed didn’t give me? A new teddy bear. 😉
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