A surprisingly sophisticated cozy mystery that I enjoyed immensely.
Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and K.T. Lee for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary ARC and blog tour media kit!
About the Author
K.T. Lee is a writer, mom, and engineer who grew up on a steady diet of books from a wide variety of genres. She’s the author of multiple books, including those in the Riverbend K-9 Series and The Calculated Series.
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When materials engineer Zoey Butler lands her dream job at Future State Energy, she believes her research in renewable energy will make headlines. Unfortunately for her, she’s right. Zoey is working on her latest experiment when FBI Special Agent Alexis Thompson and her K-9 partner, Waffle, raid Future State and arrest the head of the development for fraud. Zoey helps the FBI find answers in the aftermath, but she soon finds herself jobless and unemployable. Desperate and out of options, she reaches out to Alexis, the one person who knows Zoey was duped like everyone else.
Liam Graham is an FBI special agent and instructor at Riverbend K-9 Academy. When Alexis brings in a new recruit with an unusual background, Liam pairs her up with Tasha, a dog in need of a handler to stay in their competitive program. Zoey is thrilled to put her past behind her and give the mischievous rescue dog her own second chance. However, shortly after she arrives, the FBI realizes the Future State case is far from closed. And Zoey may be the key to solving it.
Zoey offers to go back to Future State to help the FBI end things once and for all. Only this time, she’ll have Liam and Tasha for backup. But, the problems at Future State are more explosive than any of them suspect.
Review (No Spoilers)
Welcome back to my blog everyone! Sorry that my posts kind of died at the end of last year/beginning of this year. I visited my partner’s family for Christmas and it seems that on one of our connecting flights we caught Omicron and have been isolating basically since January 1st.
Today’s post is a review of the fantastic cozy mystery A Nose for Mischief. I am a fan of cozy mysteries because I find that they aren’t as mentally taxing as books that are classified as standard mysteries. When I open a cozy mystery, I usually prepare myself for it to be fairly simple and straightforward, both in plot and writing-style . I am excited to say that A Nose for Mischief delivered more than I could have ever imagined. The writing and plot were both phenomenally sophisticated and detailed, despite incorporating the well-known tropes of cozies such as a non-law enforcement protagonist, a punny title, and an adorable fluffy sidekick.
Throughout the novel, you follow the main character, Zoey, as she struggles to find her place in life after being collateral damage in an FBI raid of her old company. Struggling with new unemployment, Zoey wiggles her way into a new position as a K-9 unit FBI intern. Once the FBI gets word that her old job may be up to its old tricks, Zoey goes back, undercover, to sniff out any secrets that the company may be hiding.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading this quick and fun novel. It is the first in a new series and you can bet your bottom that I will be continuing! Zoey and Liam were not only very likable as main characters, but they were also incredibly sensible. After reading so many novels where main (and side) characters love to make bad decisions for apparently no good reason, it was really nice to see people who were clearly well thought out and cleverly executed.
If you’re interested in hearing more about A Nose for Mischief, you can follow along with the tour below. If you’d like to purchase it, you can find it at the above pre-order links!
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