Book Review: Caught Dead Handed by Carol Perry

Recommend to Cozy Mystery Lovers Everywhere 🌟🌟🌟

I give the story three stars for general readability, the quickness of the story movement, and for how aptly the writing embodies its genre. The story follows an out of work TV personality who, while on a job interview, finds the local TV station psychic dead and subsequently gets hired to replace her. The main character poses as a psychic while also finding herself neck deep in a murder mystery.

There is a bit of a twist ending, although an observant reader will figure it out several chapters before the finish. The characters are charming. The setting is quaint: Salem, Massachusetts. My only small warning is that the author doesn’t put too much seriousness in the story. For instance, the TV station is called WICH-TV, the main character used to be married to a NASCAR driver (which I found a little implausible for your everyday heroine), and it took me halfway through the book to realize it hadn’t been written in the early 90s. All that to say: be prepared for minor cheesiness.

All in all it was an entertaining October read. It was my sister’s choice for our Halloween book club.


Have any of you read this book? Let me know what you thought of it. Did any of you read anything interesting or fun or down right spooktacular for October? Leave me a comment below. I love hearing about what people are reading and why they love it, hate it, or are inspired by it.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out yet, I have added a TBR page to my blog. You can find it here. If you have any good recommendations for October reads you just might see them join the list in the future. So keep an eye out. πŸ˜„

To those of you who celebrate it, I hope you have a happy, spooky, and safe Halloween πŸŽƒ


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