Peppermint Cream Die

The HSP Mysteries #1

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
190 Pages
Reviewed on 11/04/2020
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

When a highly sensitive young woman finds her close friend murdered, she takes it upon herself to unmask the killer in the amateur sleuth mystery Peppermint Cream Die (The HSP Mysteries #1) by Carol E. Ayer. After experiencing difficulties at her previous job, Kayla Jeffries discovers that she is highly sensitive to stimuli in the world around her, including interactions with people. Choosing to work from home to have more control over her environment, Kayla creates her home-based bakery in a peaceful oceanside community. When Kayla discovers Trudy, one of her good friends, strangled, her quiet life is disrupted. Feeling that her enhanced sensitivities are a beneficial asset when questioning people, Kayla starts investigating Trudy's murder on her own. The more she looks into the murder, the more dirt she digs up on Trudy, and unfortunately, the more scandal Kayla uncovers, the more uneasy her friends and acquaintances become. Is it possible one of her neighbors killed Trudy? Had one of Trudy's capers come back to bite her?

Peppermint Cream Die (The HSP Mysteries #1) by Carol E. Ayer is a quaint whodunit depicting a person employing the aspects of a sometimes problematic trait to their advantage while sleuthing. With fascinating characters and a suspenseful and intricate plot, this book is a riveting read. Kayla's character is admirable as she acknowledges and accepts her sensitive nature, working to create an environment that is beneficial for her. It is an entertaining story with a unique twist that makes an excellent start for an exceptional cozy mystery. Filled with suspense, it is a delightful amateur sleuth mystery series that will thrill everyone who enjoys mystery novels filled with twisted plots and unique protagonists.