Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Brush Up On Murder: An Aurora Anderson Mystery, Book 6 by Sybil Johnson ~ #CozyMystery #Review @SybilJohnson19

 Brush Up On Murder: An Aurora Anderson Mystery by Sybil Johnson

About Brush Up On Murder:

 Brush Up On Murder: An Aurora Anderson Mystery

Cozy Mystery

6th in Series

Setting - California

Vista Beach Press (October 10, 2023)

Print length: ‎ 284 pages


Love is in the air in the quiet Los Angeles County city of Vista Beach, home of computer programmer and decorative-painting enthusiast, Aurora (Rory) Anderson.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, residents are training for the annual Love Run and expressing their undying affection for each other by attaching love locks to the pier railings. But a string of bank robberies is ruining the romantic vibe.

While Rory helps friends prepare for a Valentine’s Day wedding, a body is found and the groom is implicated in the murder. Convinced of his innocence, Rory puts her heart into the investigation. Can she identify the killer before someone else encounters their own brush with death?

My Review:

Brush Up On Murder is another wonderful book in the Aurora Anderson Mystery series. I'm so happy to be visiting Vista Beach, California again. Rory, Liz, Martin, and Rory's parents are back in a wonderful story involving a soon-to-be married couple, a bank robber, a suspicious death, and love locks attached to a pier. 

Valentine's Day is supposed to be full of romance and love. In fact, Rory is helping with wedding plans for a couple of her friends. All is going well until a body is discovered during the Love Run. With a string of bank robberies and a suspicious death rocking the community of Vista Beach, it's hard to feel romantic. When the groom is considered a suspect, Rory knows she has to put the pieces of this mystery together to solve the murder.

Rory is a great character. She's compassionate, and determined to figure out who committed murder in their small town. There are several storylines in Brush Up On Murder that are seemingly distinct, however, the author takes each thread and magically weaves them together.

Brush Up On Murder is engaging, flows well, and the keeps the reader on their toes. The red herrings tossed along the way keep the reader guessing. The story was quick and easy to read. I loved the dialogue between the characters,. The conversations were fluid and conversational. The author does a great job creating a world that grabs the reader and pulls them in, keeping them engaged from start to finish. The characters are vibrant and exciting. I really enjoyed Brush Up On Murder.

I was provided a copy of this book.

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About Sybil Johnson:

Sybil Johnson’s love affair with reading began in kindergarten with “The Three Little Pigs.” Fast forward to college where she continued reading while studying Computer Science. After twenty years in the computer industry, she decided to try her hand at writing mysteries. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Sybil now wields pen and paint brush from her home in Southern California.

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