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A Deadly Discovery

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A Deadly Discovery by J.C. Kenney is the 4th book in the Allie Cobb Mystery series, and another great addition. Allie Cobb is now running the family's literary agency that her father started.  Allie has vowed to everyone that she is giving up on solving murders because,  she was so effected from the last one.  When a women's body is found, and she went missing twenty years ago, the women's mother begs her to take the case.  Allie just could not turn down the mother, so she is determined to find out what happened. I really enjoyed this book, and read it in one day. So many twists and turns. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I highly recommend this cozy mystery book and the whole series.  
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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I received this ARC via Netgalley and Beyond The Page Publishing, in return for an honest review. While the fourth book in this series, it is easily read as a standalone.  Allie Cobb is finished – after returning to her hometown upon her father’s death and inheriting his publishing agency work, she’d never planned to solve the three murders in the town’s recent history.  She’s promised her family and friends that she’ll stick with publishing in the future.  Then, the mother of a young woman who’d been missing for 20 years shows up at her door to beg for her help.  The remains of a woman are discovered in a local state park and this woman is convinced it’s her daughter’s.  While Allie desperately wants to refuse, she is moved by the woman’s desperation and loss, so she agrees to ask people about the disappearance.  This puts Allie at odds with many in her small town and puts her in the crosshairs of the killer – two very dangerous situations that both have long-term implications for Allie’s life.
This is another solid story in this series.  The logic of how and why Allie is involved are defined in the beginning so you’re not wondering why she’s doing this, particularly when she promised she wouldn’t.  The story is well-told and the rationale for the murder is understandable.
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This is the 4th book in this charming series . I have read the previous in series and found this to be my favorite yet of the series. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity.. My review opinion is unbiased. 

J.C. Kenny has a winning cozy series here with a new protagnist who is independent, savvy and does not suffer fools. I love this charcter ! In this next in series   Allie is a literary agent who is asked to investigate a local women's cold case murder. Allie enlists the help of her friends and boyfriend to help gather information from the 1980's and the victims high school friends who are reluctant to talk.  She is a good investigator and as she gathers clues may come close to solving this difficult case. 

  I like all the supporting charcters in this series. The addition of Allie's  cat she is devoted to is sweet and I love that she walks her cat much as many of us with cats do .  This series has much to like and is always a fun read.
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My first read in this series with Allie Cobb. The book was okay even though I felt lost in the story. The author has to many details to keep up with. It was easy to figure out the mystery. I will go back and read the first and hopefully that may help. 
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As cosy detectives this is an ok read but I'm afraid that it didn't grab me in any specific way. The sleuth, and her cat, was kind of annoying. A literary agent with too much time on her hands, delves into the 20 year old disappearance of a young woman and the recent discovery of some remains. She lives in a small town out in the boonies so we have the usual range of characters, a bit too predictable I'm afraid. At least the boyfriend isn't the Police Chief for once. Too much is centred on Allie, said sleuth,. and descriptions of what she's doing - riding here and there on her bicycle, feeding the cat far too many treats with too little of the murder. I like the cat though - very like my own two torties who also like going walks with me. Thanks to NetGalley and Beyond the Page Publishing for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.
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I have read all of the books in this series.  I don't recall having found Allie to be so annoying before. I couldn't stand her by the end of the book.  I felt like she could do no wrong. She was superwoman; perfect in every way.  I felt as if I was being preached at throughout the book about the best way to live life and behave. And the cliches! so many! There were references to TV, movies, books and the author felt the need to explain every reference. Which became so tedious after awhile.  The mystery seemed a backseat to showcasing how great this character was.
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Solving a murder is never easy but solving a 20 year old murder case seems extremely difficult-if not impossible. Allie Cobb, literary agent tries to discover the truth about this case. 

This is the first time I have been introduced to one of J.C. Kenney's books and I have absolutely loved it.

The story was full of suspense, fast paced and brilliantly written. The main character Allie is fiercely independent and Rushing Creek's answer to Miss Marple. I loved the subtle humour and the way the killer is revealed. Just magic! Special mention to Ursula, she has to be one of my favourite characters EVER! 

I will definitely be looking at the other books in this series. 

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It’s not easy trying to solve a 20 year old mystery, but that’s exactly what Abbie does in this exciting book.
I was hooked from the beginning and couldn’t read this fast enough. Looking forward to the next book.
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Literary agent Allie Cobb gets sucked into helping Connie Briggs when she begs Allie to find out who murdered her daughter Valerie some 20 years ago. Workers discover Valerie’s body in Beechwood State Forest, and Connie does not trust law enforcement to find the truth.

In between her duties as a literary agent and taking walks with Ursi, her cat, Allie begins researching the 20-year-old disappearance and investigation at that time.
Next comes interviewing friends and classmates for what they remember. As she uncovers clues, she shares what she finds with the police.

J. C. Kelly manages a suspense-driven pace as Allie collects clues from various sources that help her narrow the list of suspects and motives. Building on his community of well-developed characters, the author incorporates pesky misdirection and more than a few twists as Allie eliminates suspects. A skillful storyteller, Mr. Kelly writes an intriguing entry to the Allie Cobb Mysteries.
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I enjoyed getting back together with these friends. The town is nice, and the mystery was interesting. I do admire Allie's ability to take care of herself, and that while her friends, family and boyfriend all want to her stop investigating they stand by her and help her when needed.
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More Amateur Sleuthing For Allie....
The fourth in the Allie Cobb series of mysteries and it’s fair to say that literary agent Allie has had her fill of amateur sleuthing. She wants no more. However, this is not be and when a body appears in a local park she can’t help but get involved. Enjoyable cosy mystery with a likeable protagonist and a colourful cast of supporting characters. Easy and entertaining escapism.
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When a body is found in the woods, the mother of a young girl missing for more than 20 years shows up on Allie’s doorstep asking for her help in finding her daughter’s killer.  While Allie had promised to hang up her sleuthing hat after her last gig, she can’t turn down a grieving mother’s request.

The clues lead Allie to local suspects that she has lived with all of her life. Now she has to figure out who thinks they got away with murder 20 years ago, because she’s about to bring them to justice…if they don’t get her first.

I read the previous book in this series and wasn’t all that thrilled, but said I’d give the series another chance and I’m glad I did.  This book was so much better than the last one and I thoroughly enjoyed the whodunit, red herrings, and a petite protagonist with her kitty.  I’ll be back for more in this series.
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Thank you NetGalley for the advanced reader copy of A Deadly Discovery by J.C. Kenney in exchange for an honest review. Allie Cobb, a literary agent, feels she has had it with sleuthing. Then she hears about an unidentified body in the local park and a lady shows up at her place talking about her daughter's, Valerie, disappearance. It turns out that Valerie was seven months pregnant. Allie works at home for Cobb Literary Agency, working with authors to get their books published. Keeping up with information on the social media page, Allie tries to ask questions from kids that knew Valerie. 
This was the 4th book in the Allie Cobb series, but the first one I read. It was a very interesting story, but it took me a bit to get into it as I came into it in the 4th in the mystery series. I really enjoyed it though and want to read more.
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Kindle Copy for Review from NetGalley and Beyond the Page Publishing.

I received a free, advance copy of this book and this is my unbiased and voluntary review. 

Allie Cobb has enough of death and sleuthing ut soon changes when a woman ends up on her doorsteps with a grim tale.  Her daughter’s disappearance twenty years ago and how the dead body has just resurfaced after all this time.

Allie feels sorry for the woman as she searches for answers.  Digging up the past will lead tto wary answers as some secrets try to stay buried as with the killer.   Will she be able to figure things out before she becomes a new victim?

A delightful read.
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Through NetGalley, I received a free copy of A DEADLY DISCOVERY (Book 4 of the Allie Cobb Mysteries) by J.C. Kenney in exchange for an honest review.  After being repeatedly injured in her quests to solve murders, literary agent Allie Cobb is suffering panic attacks and has to go to counseling.  Thus, when law enforcement unearths a long-dead murder victim in a local park, Allie resolves to let the police handle the matter.  All of that changes when the victim’s mother personally approaches Allie and desperately begs for her assistance.  Allie must delve into the lives, habits, and social expectations of the local high school students in the 1980’s in order to reconstruct the victim’s life.  As Allie eliminates suspects and as her list narrows, Allie has to combat the terror caused by past clashes with killers in order to proceed.  Can Allie find this perpetrator without putting herself in a perilous pickle?

I liked this book and enjoy the series.  I recommend the series to fans of cozy mysteries featuring murder, small towns, small businesses, family, book agencies, and opinionated pets.

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