Monday, October 15, 2018

Book Review: Mrs. Middling's Meddlings

She’s always watching.

Ellen Middling keeps a low profile, but she misses nothing that happens in Greater Millbury. The enigmatic cashier has sharp eyes and is insatiably curious.

She sees what others miss.

When she and her favorite feline, Mitzy, happen upon a gruesome discovery, Mrs. Middling finds herself propelled far beyond her comfort zone, into a frightening investigation. Her powers of observation will be put to good use…but will they also land her squarely in the clutches of a murderer??

Be honest - some deaths aren’t mourned nearly as much as others.

Ellen Middling is more curious, than disturbed, when murder strikes a bit too close to home. Her baking habit kicks into high gear when she is compelled to prove the innocence of a dear friend.

Once again, the perceptive Mrs. Middling finds herself swept up in an investigation which just might be her last.

Fans of traditional mysteries are sure to love the addition of Mrs. Middling to the genre. She lives in the tiny village of Greater Millbury (the rainiest county in the UK) with her leash-trained cat and bed-ridden mother, and works at the Shop-N-Save. Even in such a genteel setting she manages to stumble upon one crime scene after another, from finding human fingers in the storm drain to the murdered manager of the grocery store she works at, and uses her "little grey cells" to solve them. She's a more complicated character than seems initially apparent with a past that continues to haunt her, but it's her meddling in other people's lives that certainly keeps her own interesting!

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Mickey's Musings said...

These sound like cute stories.
Mum has not read any of this series.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

The Menagerie Mom said...

These sound like the epitome of cozy mysteries! I just love quaint settings like this, too. Added to my to-read list, of course!

Eastside Cats said...

New ones on me! Thanks for the reviews!

Three Chatty Cats said...

These sound fun!

pilch92 said...

I have not heard of these. They look good.