A fun read for mystery fans. If you like Agatha Christie, you’ll like Sarah Biglow. I’m a fan already. This book is a quick read at only 77 pages, and its a good thing too, because I couldn’t put it down once the action started rolling. The small-town setting gives this murder-mystery a rural edge, and the city dweller-come-home heroine of the story is a cracker-jack sleuth in addition to being a local business owner. The way the mystery is pieced together is totally believable, and the twist at the end of this whodunit will leave you wanting to read the next book in the series (I’ve already sent off for the prequel!).
I’m a big fan of Agatha Christie, but am surprised to say I have never heard of the Cozy Mystery genre before. Pains and Penalties is an excellent addition to this mystery genre.