The Best Cozy Culinary Mysteries Reviewed By BookViral

"Steeped in fascinating family history..."

Cozy Culinary Mysteries

Recommend  for the coveted BookViral Crimson Quill. To make your recommendation simply click on the award badge below..…. 

  • ASIN: ‎ B0C9WC9D44
  • Publisher: ‎ Nashvegas Native (July 27, 2023)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 315 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8988569503
  • Genre: Cozy Culinary Mysteries

The BookViral Review:

With flawless attention to detail, Julie Adkison brings to her readers ‘Cimarron Falls, a crime novel set against a stunningly beautiful backdrop and steeped in fascinating family history.

A strange letter brings the Davidson family together after difficult times. The patriarch of the family, Dean, blighted by the first stages of Alzheimer’s, visits the local Marshall with a shock confession, splitting wide open a previously dormant investigation. Erica, his daughter, who herself experienced strange goings on at Cimarron Falls as a teenager, is plagued by disturbing dreams as the past and present grow coincidentally closer together and the investigation gathers momentum.

At times the crime seems more incidental than a family drama which forces each family member to take stock and consider what is important to them. However, this lack of over-the-top melodrama only serves to heighten the tension and makes the climax all the more shocking as a sickening realisation finally dawns, exposing unexpected motives, and well-hidden secrets in a surprising denouement.

Using plenty of superficial but convincing suggestions, a tantalising back-story, and some shady characters, Adkison keeps us guessing in true classic murder mystery style, until the solution staring both Erica and the reader in the face meticulously gathers together all the previously scattered shreds of evidence.

Adkison’s evident skill with imagery, no doubt harvested from her own experiences in similarly beautiful surroundings, creates a sense of familiarity which lends its own immersive aura to her narrative. Her protagonist is fully supported by a well-developed peripheral cast, though not eclipsed, keeping the reader’s interest firmly centred around Erica as she hurtles towards a finale that is destined to change her world forever.

A worthy addition to the literary world of crime fiction, Cimarron Falls is unreservedly recommended.

Recommended Book Reviews
In The BookViral Spotlight

Best Historical Noir Crime Novels

Best Historical Noir Crime Novels

Firing on all cylinders as a Historical Noir Crime thriller, police procedural and investigative newsroom drama, Wallace’s smart, extremely vivid narration oozes period authenticity that puts the reader amid evolving events.

Read More »

Author Publishing Tips & Recommended Book Reviews

The Formula For Writing Classic Whodunits!
Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

The Formula For Writing Classic Whodunits!

Few Crime Fiction authors genuinely excel at successfully misleading their readers and revealing an unlikely suspect as the real villain of the story and those that do can invariably be found at the very top of Whodunit Bestseller lists.

Read More »

Book Reviews That Readers Trust.

From humble beginnings in 2002 as a book review club BookViral has grown to become the first choice in book reviews for authors around the world and one of the biggest book review sites on the web. BookViral reaches millions of potential readers through best practice SEO and a trusted social media presence ensuring readers get unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust. 

BookViral also offers a full suite of author services, including, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, website design and bespoke SEO that help authors get discovered by more potential readers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives. 

© Copyright 2019 BookViral Reviews. All Rights Reserved.