Friday, May 10, 2024

Resort to Murder - A Review & Giveaway


The First Northwoods Mystery

After a disastrous work experience Emmy Cooper decides to head home to her parents' lake cottage resort in Wisconsin to regroup. Unfortunately, there are problems at Cooper's Cove Resort as well. An aggressive developer is determined to buy out all of the lakeside hotels and cabins in order to build a luxury hotel. Emmy's parents are equally determined not to sell and the whole town is in an uproar. When the head of Lionheart Development is found dead on their property and her father becomes a suspect Emmy decides to solve the murder herself.

I really enjoyed my first trip to Lake Covington. Emmy Cooper is a likeable protagonist who is fortunate to have a wonderful family and set of friends. I appreciate the relationship between Callie and her parents as much as I envy her friendship with Whitney and Marcus. The mystery itself was compelling. Laced with lots of humor I was laughing as Callie and her friends investigated, and as she dealt with her childhood crush. 

The strength of family and friendships is at the fore of RESORT TO MURDER, a delightful first entry to a new mystery series. 


 Resort to Murder (Northwoods Mysteries) by Annie McEwen

About Resort to Murder

Resort to Murder (Northwoods Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series
Setting - Wisconsin
Publisher: ‎ Gemma Halliday Publishing (March 26, 2024)
Paperback: ‎ 225 pages
When Emmy Cooper’s life in Chicago is turned upside down, the young interior designer retreats to her family’s lake cottage resort in the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods for a much-needed break. Hoping to clear her mind and gain a fresh perspective, she looks forward to enjoying the slower pace and the crisp, clean pine air at her beloved Cooper’s Cove Resort with her family, dogs, and her best friend, Whitney. Unfortunately, her homecoming isn't as calm as she'd hoped when Emmy finds out a ruthless development company is relentlessly pressuring Lake Covington property owners, including Emmy's family, to sell their land so they can build an extravagant, modern resort that would ruin the quaint esthetic of the area. And things only get worse when Emmy finds the dead body of one of the developers floating in the lake—murdered! Suddenly the police are involved, and since Emmy's father was leading the fight to stop the shady development from getting approval, he's quickly painted as the prime suspect. Now it's up to Emmy to prove her father’s innocence, save the reputation of Cooper’s Cove, and find out who would resort to murder.

About Annie McEwen

Annie McEwen is the author of the Northwoods Mysteries Series, set amongst the tall pines and sparkling lakes of northern Wisconsin, where she spent vacations as a kid. Annie and her husband are empty nesters living in their rural Indiana home, but their married children and two toddler grandsons fortunately live close by. Being grandparents is definitely the best gig ever! They also have four fur babies, one of whom is a very important character in her books. When Annie isn’t writing, playing with her grandsons, or tackling trash-to-treasure projects, she works as a radiological technologist. As a former farm kid, she still loves to dig in the dirt and garden. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime and loves attending mystery conventions.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like a good story! I really like the cover too.