4 stars for Viva Mama Rossi! (The Morelville Series #5) by Anne Hagan #FF #mystery


Title: Viva Mama Rossi! (The Morelville Mysteries #5)
Author Name & Publisher: Anne Hagan (Jug Run Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 10th, 2015 — 147 pages


A delayed honeymoon getaway takes a deadly turn for newlyweds Mel and Dana; meanwhile, two meddling mothers won’t let sleeping fisherman lie in the latest Morelville Mystery.

Does an unsolved shooting death far away from Morelville have local ties? Did a fisherman really drown or was there something more sinister afloat?
All Mel and Dana wanted was to enjoy a nice, relaxing honeymoon in the Smokey Mountains, away from the strains of life in the public eye. Instead, they end up involved in a case local law enforcement has completely written off. In this prequel to The Morelville Cozies, things are no better back home where their own mothers are stirring up an all new hornets nest that they think Mel and her own department have written off.
If there is going to be any rest for anyone, something is going to have to break in one case or the other…

This book is great together with Books 1 through 4 to get all of the Dana and Mel back story but it can also be read as a stand-alone mystery.

DISCLAIMER: This fifth installment of the Morelville Mysteries series, like the third and fourth books, contains a short erotic scene between consenting adult females. If that is distasteful to you, please consider reading something else.

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I was a little confused at the start of this novel, lots of new characters, different scenarios. However as the plot and the storyline developed, so did my intrigue and interest.
Ms Hagen has a way of inventing different, apparently unrelated, incidences and occurrences and not disclosing their relevance until the very end of the mystery, when all is revealed and explained.
I particularly liked the finale, when all the characters are  brought together for the exciting revelation.
It was impressive to see both old and new characters, seeing how their lives and personalities’ were developing, but as always this is a cleverly constructed stand alone book.
If you are looking for a cleverly construed, intricate and exhilarant mystery, with touches of romance and life like personalities with glimpses of endearing family life and values, then this book will not disappoint.
My only criticism is nothing to do with the actual novel just the irritating typo and layout errors.


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