Author: Abigail Keam
Release Date: 27th March 2023
Series: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery (Book #18)
Genre: Cosy Mystery, Murder Mystery
Publisher: Worker Bee Press
Josiah is working in her honeybee yard when she hears a commotion coming from a horse pasture. She rushes toward the uproar and comes upon a huge, enraged Texas Longhorn bull. The massive beast is angrily snorting, pawing the turf, and threatening a prized Thoroughbred stallion, Comanche. Getting the bull to calm down is no small task and in the end, Josiah has a busted fence and a barn door ripped off its hinges. Once the bull is secure, Josiah hurries to confront the bull’s owner only to discover he is dead and lying in a pool of his own blood.
The police naturally assume the bull is responsible for the man’s death, but Josiah has her doubts. She is convinced foul play is involved and works to save the Texas Longhorn from being “put down.” Will she solve the murder and save the Longhorn in time?
Death By Greed by Abigail Keam is the 18th book in the Josiah Reynolds Mystery series and is every bit as riveting as one can expect from an intriguing cosy mystery read. This book had a really intriguing and alluring plot. The author’s tense writing style weaved the book’s basic concept and the entire plot line so brilliantly that putting down the book got simply impossible for me and I had to read it in one go.
The book opens on a high note and right from the beginning the reader can sense that the story will only get better by the page (something that is quite important when it comes to a mystery novel, especially Cozies.) The mystery itself was very satisfying and I am planning to read the other books in this series. So yes, this book CAN also be read as a stand-alone!
I would strongly recommend this book to all mystery readers, especially readers of the cosy mystery genre.