This was my first Patrice Greenwood mystery. She writes a well paced and interesting story with a compelling cast of characters. And I liked that she added an interesting romance full of conflict. More about that later.
I loved the setting, Santa Fe, NM. She obviously knows the setting well and while being careful not to become a travelogue, Patrice makes the most of this colorful and culturally diverse setting for her tea shop.
If you are opposed to a suggestion of the supernatural, this isn’t for you. Of course our heroine does not believe in ghosts.She refuses to believe it putting down the odd flickering lights and music to old wiring.
I haven’t been to Santa Fe since I was a girl and would love to go back. So far–no go. Sigh…
I especially was interested in her character, the police Detective Tony Aragon who swooped into the story on a motorcycle. He was a bit dangerous so those who like a bad boy hero would enjoy this. He was an interesting choice as a love interest for the proprietress of the tea shop in a more than century old building in the old part of Santa Fe.
Of course if you’re going to be an amateur sleuth, having someone on the force can’t hurt!
A good mystery and one that left me puzzled till right before the reveal. I like that! And I’ve gone on to read more of this series!