Review: Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies (Murder in the Mix #1) by Addison Moore

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Murder in the Mix #1
Addison Moore
Cozy Mystery
Hollis Thatcher Press, LTD.
September 13, 2018


A HILARIOUS cozy mystery from the New York Times bestselling author Addison Moore

My name is Lottie Lemon and I see dead people.Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets. And for some reason those sweet, fluffy albeit paranormal cuties always seem to act as a not-so-great harbinger of deadly things to come for their previous owner. So when I saw that sweet orange tabby twirling around my landlord’s ankles, I figured Merilee was in for trouble. Personally, I was hoping for a skinned knee—what I got was a top spot in an open homicide investigation. Throw in a hot judge and an ornery detective that oozes testosterone and that pretty much sums up my life right about now. Have I mentioned how cute that detective is?

Lottie Lemon has a bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders and her insatiable thirst for justice and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.

Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore— Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison's books, "...easy, frothy fun!"


Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies is book one in the Murder in the Mix series by Addison Moore. It’s a cute fun cozy mystery. It’s half romance, half murder mystery, with a dab of paranormal.

This is my first experience with Addison Moore. I grabbed this book; because it was free, the cover was attractive, and I liked that our lead Lottie can see dead pets. A little paranormal in my cozy mysteries is always something I enjoy.

The writing was good. The author is very descriptive and at times that became to much. Some of the sentences ended up being long and that distracted me a little.

As for our lead Lottie Lemon, that name LOL, can see dead pets; which are harbingers for ominous things to come. I enjoyed Lottie. She’s funny, quirky, and the paranormal twist on her seeing dead pets was a fun added bonus. The only down side to Lottie was that every man she runs into she goes off in her head on how cute or sexy they are. That type of thinking takes away from the story and can be too much, at least for me.

I did enjoy the secondary characters. Getting to know her friends and the other citizens of Honey Hollow.

The mystery was well done. It had enough clues and suspects to consider. There were a few twists and turns and the ending was a surprise.

Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies was a cute fun cozy mystery read. I enjoyed it and plan to pick up the next book.

Rated: 3 Stars

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Sophia Rose
July 1, 2019 8:20 pm

Yeah, that does sound fun with her seeing ghost pets and is in the middle of a mystery. I think I’d find the sexy guy side thoughts distracting too. It does sound like a cutie.

Linda May
Linda May
July 1, 2019 12:14 pm

The books sounds amazing. Thanks you for the review.

July 1, 2019 8:51 am

I didn’t know about this one but it sounds nice

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
July 1, 2019 6:42 am

Awesome review Angela! Shared on my socials!!😉💖👍💋