Reviewed by Crystal Wazny for Readers' Favorite
Death on the Set by Rose Kerr is the first book in the Brenna Flynn cozy mystery series. Following the sudden death of her husband and then losing her job as a high school guidance counselor has been rough for Brenna. She finds herself working with a local employment agency, trying to find a temporary position. One appears, but it isn’t something Brenna has experience with as the position is for work on a cooking show. Shortly after beginning the new position, Brenna discovers a dead body on set. Mysterious things continue to happen around the show, causing Brenna to search for answers.
When I saw that the setting was a town in Michigan, I became excited. As a Michigander myself it is nice to read stories set in my home state, even if the town is fictional. Brenna is resourceful and funny and it was enjoyable to learn about the job of being a production assistant together with her. Following along with the taping of an episode of the cooking reality show was entertaining to read. In terms of who the murderer is, Rose Kerr did a good job of not giving it away too early. I wish we got more of Brenna and her family as I enjoyed their dynamic. Hopefully, they will be included a bit more in the rest of the series. It will be interesting to see how the trouble her late husband was in will end up playing out as well. If you enjoy cozy mysteries, you will enjoy Death on the Set.