FROZEN STIFF DRINK by James J. Cudney: A Review

one of the best cozy mysteries I’ve read

Book 6 of the Braxton College Mysteries, written by blogging friend and author J Cudney is a fast-paced, exciting, and cool (pun intended) mystery. It is more than a “cozy;” it has depth, ingenious plot twists and turns, and characters we care about.

I have read Book 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 in the series, and have enjoyed them all. The only reason I haven’t read them all is I have been burned out on mysteries for a while now. Jay has sharpened his funny bone/gift since I last read one of his books. One scene in a cafe where Kellan is asking one of Nana D’s ancient friends if she has seen Nana D (turns out Kellan’s grandmother is missing, and a blizzard approaches the town), and the old lady shouts her answer, propelling her false teeth across the table and a furious dance of Kelllan, the waitress, the old lady begins , all trying to catch the fly ball (or rather teeth). Kellan succeeds in landing the dentures beore they hit the floor, and the whole cafe clientele applauds. It made me chuckle.

But where is Nana D?, and as a body is found, is Nana D a suspect?

A sub plot involving Kellan’s brother and Emma, Kellan’s daughter’s angst round out a delightful mystery. I failed to figure out who dun’ it.