The Game Changer by Jennifer Brown

Posted January 5, 2020 by Marsha in Cozy Mystery / 0 Comments

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Hollis and Daisy love podcasting about murder cases…
But can they solve one?

Hollis Bisbee used to be a big-city crime reporter. Now, she’s a small-town journalist, and she’s bored. She and a young mom, talented baker Daisy Mueller, start the Knock ‘Em Dead podcast— ”Where murder and muffins meet!” It’s all fun, games, and baking tips until murder comes to Parkwood.

After a brutal homecoming game loss, the coach of the rival football team is the victim of a hit-and-run in the high school parking lot. The entire town is on edge, and the star quarterback—who happens to be the police chief’s son—may just look the guiltiest of all.

With Hollis’s investigative skills and Daisy’s famous muffins…and in spite of the charming rookie police officer tasked with keeping Hollis out of the way…the podcasting duo sets out to solve their first real case.

A Parkwood Mystery

Title:  The Game Changer
Series:  A Parkwood Mystery
Author:  Jennifer Brown
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Published:  January 7, 2020
Publisher:  Hallmark Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

What do you get when a big-city crime reporter moves to a small town with absolutely little to none in the crime area to report about?  You get bored.  Then you join up with your new bestie and start a podcast about crime.  You relax, enjoy the slower pace of life and maybe flirt, banter a bit with one police officer in particular.  Then one night, after a high school football game, it seems that murder has come to town when the rival team’s coach is the victim of a hit and run in the school parking lot – that’s when the crime reporter, Hollis, and her muffin-baking sidekick, Daisy step it up to find the real murder because we all know the star quarterback didn’t do it.

The Game Changer is a fun Cozy Mystery with suspects, sleuths, and a few twists and turns along the way to the ending.  I enjoyed the banter between Hollis and Brooks, I definitely think if this should be the start of a series that something’s going to happen between them.  They got a good start, I’d like to see where it goes from here.  Although I love Cozy Mysteries I rarely try to solve it – the journey getting to the reveal is more fun for me.  And I had a good time with this story.  I don’t know if more stories are planned, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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