Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Review of Big Shot by Kirsten Weiss

I recently featured an excerpt and a giveaway for Big Shot by Kirsten Weiss! Today I share my review of this new cozy mystery! 

Small Town. Big Murder.

The number one secret to my success as a bodyguard? Staying under the radar. But when a wildly public disaster and a dead client blew up my career and reputation, it turned my perfect, solo life upside down.

I thought my tiny hometown of Nowhere would be the ideal out-of-the-way refuge to wait out the media storm.

It wasn’t.

My little brother had moved into a treehouse. The obscure mountain town had decided to attract tourists with the world’s largest collection of big things... Yes, Nowhere now has the world’s largest pizza cutter. And lawn flamingo. And ball of yarn...

And then I stumbled over a dead body.

All the evidence points to my brother being the bad guy. I may have been out of his life for a while—okay, five years—but I know he’s no killer. Can I clear my brother before he becomes Nowhere’s next Big Fatality?

A fast-paced and funny cozy mystery series, buy Big Shot now to take advantage of the special pre-order price of .99 cents.

Murder mystery game included in the back of the book!

**My thoughts**
A young woman embarks upon a high-speed chase to reclaim her stolen car while simultaneously protecting her charge who is driving it. He crashes and dies. She has to go into hiding in a small town with Big Things and a lot of quirky residents and subsequently stumbles upon more dead bodies. A stag is harassing people. And of course, there is a spunky squirrel.

It must be a Kirsten Weiss cozy mystery.

And I think it is my favorite of hers thus far.

Our MC, Alice, works as a sort of bodyguard (BG) - but don't call them that - for her ex-husband's family. After her charge is killed in an accident, her face is plastered all over the media and the Estonian mafia wants her dead. So she goes home to the small town called Nowhere, which has been going through a lot of changes to become a Somewhere. 

As expected, the inhabitants of the town are super quirky, which I fully expect in one of Weiss's cozies. Alice of course gets herself in deeper by coming across two more dead bodies. She gets some assistance from an odd PI who is on assignment in town as she tries to clear her brother's name. Charlie is a suspect in two local deaths, and it's no wonder. He is annoyingly flighty and dim. I think I found myself yelling out loud at him at least as much as they did.

The strangest guy in town belongs to the Estonian mafia, wants to kill Alice, and yet doesn't do it. He is part of that over-the-top collection that to me is a Kirsten Weiss trademark. And yet this title was tamer in that regard than most of her books.

This one seems to be the start of a new series, and I think I am going to enjoy it.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review Big Shot!


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