The Fifth Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery
Despicable Teddy Hartman is back in Silver Hollow causing more problems for Sasha Silverman and her family. No longer making bears, Teddy now runs a pet shop, with his equally nasty wife. Accusing Sasha's mom, Silver Hollow's new mayor, of corruption and various misdeeds the situation comes to a head resulting in Maddie punching Teddy and the Hartman's dog biting Sasha! Things go from bad to worse when Sasha's father, Alex, finds Teddy dead, with an axe in his back. A detective who also seems to have a grudge against the Silvermans is quick to arrest Alex, who is known for his proficiency in axe throwing and had been practicing for the town's upcoming Highland Fling games. Will Sasha be able to prove her father's innocence and clear her family's name?
Corruption, abuse, and conflict, a lot of conflict, drive the fifth Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery. Teddy and Lucy's slurs and bold faced lies, not to mention other unscrupulous actions combined with Detective Hunter's bias ratcheded up the tension, making me both angry and nervous. The reason's for Hunter's antagonism towards the Silverman's was never fully explained and it will be interesting to see if the subject is explored in further books. Negative actions by others was never fully explained either, leaving me wondering if it was just shoddy behavior or something more.
BEAR A WEE GRUDGE proves once again that family sticks together. Through good times, and bad times the Silvermans are there for each other, supporting, helping, and caring. They aren't the only family members doing so either! I love the addition of Gavin and Bonnie MacRae and hope we get to see more of this couple. I only wish I could have some of Bonnie's chocolate dipped shortbread.
BEAR A WEE GRUDGE is an anxiety laced mystery with a sweet little surprise at the end. I wish I could actually visit Silver Hollow, take a tour of the factory, get myself a wee bear in a kilt, some mead, and more of Bonnie's chocolate covered shortbread.
Bear a Wee Grudge (A Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery) by Meg Macy
About Bear A Wee Grudge
Cozy Mystery 5th in Series
Publisher: Kensington (November 30, 2021)
Paperback: 304 pages
Teddy bear shop manager Sasha Silverman must step fast to find a murderer before an upcoming Scottish festival . . .
It’s springtime in Silver Hollow, Michigan, and Sasha is looking forward to the village’s inaugural Highland Fling weekend. Plans are underway for a Kilted 5K, athletic competitions, dancing, live music, and even a Hurl-the-Haggis contest. Meanwhile, Sasha’s staff is busy crafting custom teddy bears in kilts for the Silver Bear Shop’s vendor booth. But trouble’s brewing behind the scenes, as the obnoxious Teddy Hartman, former owner of a rival teddy bear company, sows seeds of discord about town, targeting Sasha’s family and their business.
Things go from plaid to worse when—just a week before the festival kicks-off—the disgruntled gossip is found murdered with an ax buried in his back. Sasha’s dad is arrested, since he’s a champion ax-thrower. But she doesn’t give a dram what it looks like—Sasha knows that despite the old business rivalry with Hartman, her father is innocent. So with a spot of help from her friends, Sasha must bag the real killer before her first Fling also becomes her last.
About Meg Macy
Award-winning mystery author Meg Macy lives in Southeast Michigan, close enough to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter -- the setting of her "Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear" cozy mysteries for Kensington. She is also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins mysteries; two books, Wouldn't It Be Deadly and Get Me to the Grave On Time were Agatha Award finalists for Best Historical. Meg's first published book, Double Crossing, won the 2012 Best First Novel Spur Award from Western Writers of America. Meg loves reading historical and cozy mysteries, gardening, crafts, and watercolor painting.
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