Cozy mysteries are always set in a place where people know each other, the townspeople are charismatic, and the shop owners seem to be living their dreams selling coffee, flowers, and chocolates. Every once in a while, it’s nice to read about a town that pays its workers a livable wage and doesn’t crush employees’ souls.
I know everywhere in the world isn’t so lucky right now, but I am grateful to just breathe a small sigh of relief, at least for a moment.
While Hattie is shocked to learn her new employer is a leader in the temperance movement, she’s even more surprised to find the woman has been murdered. Hattie transforms from secretary to detective in “A Lack of Temperance.”