Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Shot Through the Hearth by Kate Carlisle

First Lines: Eight months earlier. "Have you ever been to a barn raising?" I asked.

Retired tech billionaire Raphael Nash loves retirement but just can't stay unoccupied for long. He's started the Marigold Foundation to help small companies and individuals who want to pursue humanitarian goals around the world. It's an exciting time for Lighthouse Cove as Nash hosts the first-ever global conference for big thinkers from every area of industry to give presentations on eco-living.

Shannon has played an important part, not only in renovating Nash's home but also in getting him ready for this conference. Things are going so well until Nash's old business partner comes to town. Now Shannon's got to put down her hammer and find a killer.

This light and fun mystery proves that sometimes a person is just plain crazier than you think, but when it comes to retired billionaire Raphael Nash's conference on eco-living, the ideas that are described are often every bit as interesting as the mystery and the characters.

It's nice to read about a billionaire who actually wants to do good and pay his good fortune back, but it's just as much fun to try to figure out who killed his old business partner. Shot Through the Hearth (love the title) is another strong entry in one of my favorite cozy series. Now it's back to waiting for the next one...

Shot Through the Hearth by Kate Carlisle
eISBN: 9781984804402
Berkley Prime Crime © 2019
eBook, 304 pages

Cozy Mystery, #7 Fixer-Upper mystery
Rating: B+
Source: Net Galley



  1. I do like the sound of these characters, Cathy. And it is interesting to learn ways to do some good. Add the mystery to that and I can see why you liked this one.

    1. Another good cozy series when I find myself reading less of them.


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