In the Frame by Lyn Farrell

Posted February 11, 2023 by elzaread in Blog Tour, Book Review / 4 Comments

In the Frame by Lyn Farrell

In the Frame by Lyn FarrellIn the Frame by Lyn Farrell
Series: Rosedale Investigations #3
on January 10th, 2023
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 218
Format: ARC
Source: Great Escapes Tours
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Rosedale Investigations team has two cases this time: a missing woman and a client who wants a provenance created for an antique painting. The missing woman dies in an accident but the team doubts it was accidental. Researching the century-old painting reveals that it's considered cursed and then it's stolen.

Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Camel Press (January 10, 2023)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 218 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 168492037X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1684920372
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B8Q11WG2

Greetings you guys! You will never believe what happened to me. I was a real Wednesday’s Child and woe is me. I completely forgot about this book and the tour. Can you believe that. Luckily we have the best tour host ever and Lori quickly helped to make a plan.

Through a very hectic week, we’ve managed to squeeze this book in and it was a welcome escape from reality. It took a bit of time to get all the characters in line as this is the 3rd instalment of the series, but not to a point where you needed to do a Google search, or need to appoint a Private Investigator.

I know you think I’m the cleverest kitten ever for using a reference to an old nursery rhyme here, but the reference is actually all due to the book.

Monday’s child is fair of face

Tuesday’s child is full of grace

Wednesday’s child is full of woe

Thursday’s child has far to go

Friday’s child is loving and giving

Saturday’s child works hard for his living

And the child that is born on the Sabbath day

Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

As the description rightly states, in this instalment of the Rosedale Investigation, the team has two cases to solve: The first one is the disappearance of an elderly lady who later dies in an automobile accident. Or was it an accident? And the second case is rather peculiar to request from a private investigations agency – the provenance of an antique painting. The painting comes with a sinister title, Wednesday’s Child and it doesn’t take the team long to discover that it’s also accompanied with a curse. Perfect material for a great cozy mystery!

We haven’t read the rest of the series and the author is also new to us. We did enjoy the fast pace of the book and the different plotlines did blend nicely together. It rather reminded me of an episode of any good crime solving/mystery/PI television series. In these episodes, there are usually more than one storyline with a scoop of personal drama surrounding the lead characters to keep the audience from switching channels or raiding the fridge due to a lack of interest.

If cozy mysteries and crime solving series’ is your go-to comfort – don’t skip this series!

About the Author

Writing as both Lia Farrell and Lyn Farrell, I’ve been publishing books since 2013. I decided to become a writer in the seventh grade. My home life was chaotic and I found peace spending summers at my grandmother’s dairy farm. With little supervision, I wandered the hundred-and-twenty-acre farm and discovered the beauty and healing power of nature. Today, when I need inspiration for my stories, I take long walks. My memories of the time I spent at the farm resulted in a novel “The Cottonwoods” released on 8/21.

My first marriage ended in divorce, leaving me with two young children. Five years later, I fell in love with a divorced professor with six children. Raising that many kids required working full-time. When I retired from Michigan State University, I returned to my original dream of becoming a writer. My daughter, Lisa, and I wrote the “Mae December mysteries” using the penname of Lia Farrell. They are amusing, mental puzzles called cozies, with an element of romance. Cozies are the gentlest subset of the broad genre of crime writing. It’s a comfort read that leaves you satisfied and at one with the world.

Now writing solo as Lyn Farrell, I recently published “The Blind Switch” (January 2021). It’s the first in a series about a private detective agency, Rosedale Investigations. Two of my readers’ favorite characters from the Mae December mysteries, Dory and Wayne Nichols, have starring roles in these books. “The Blind Split” (released 1/11) is the second in the series. In The Frame is the third book in the series.

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Thank you so much for reminding us of our missed review, Lori! We would have hated missing out on this one. Lori wasn’t only kind enough to wait for our review, but also to keep the giveaway open for another day! Quickly get your entries in!

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4 responses to “In the Frame by Lyn Farrell

  1. I have to say that I love it when authors try to connect books with old nursery rhymes or old quotes. Huge fan of Agatha Christie for doing that (One Two Buckle My Shoe, for example) and also Seanan McGuire (who uses Shakespeare quotes for her October Daye series). So this one with Wednesday’s Child, I like that too 🙂