Death Goes Postal by Rosemary and Larry MildMystery
I picked this book up expecting a cozy mystery but that isn't what I got. Most cozy mysteries are short with thin plot lines. This was quite a lengthy tome with a very intricate plot and many intricate subplots. Appearances can be deceiving.
The story centers around middle-aged married couple Dan and Rivka Sherman. During a mid-life crisis, they decide to buy a bookstore in a huge Victorian mansion. They knew they were inheriting some issues, but had no idea they were going to be the victims of a ruthless killer determined to retrieve a priceless manuscript.
There are many quirky characters in this book. "Appearances can be deceiving" would probably have been a better title because that is true of the characters and their individual situations in this book. I like how the authors tell the story from each of their points of views. It adds depth to the story but still doesn't give away the murderer. I really liked how we also got into the mind of the murderer and watched the murder but still didn't know who it was.
I love that this is an indie book of quality. It is meticulously and carefully written and produced. I also love that it is written by a husband/wife team. That is just too adorable. Their picture on the back is so sweet. These are the people who dreamed up such murder?!?! I know I've said it one, but I'll say it again, "Appearances can be deceiving".