Several interwoven plots add interest to this cozy – Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My (Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery) . – The second book I’ve read recently which features a decision to be made by the main character concerning the choice of two suitors.
If you like old time dime-stores with a modern twists to make them work in today’s world, you’ll find this story entertaining.
Devereaux is the proprietor of the store. She rents space to a fledgling private detective (one of the love interests). His latest client is a man who proposes to build a sort of rescue zoo for wild animals. The man’s wife is missing and the police aren’t sympathetic.
The mystery focuses upon finding the wife and figuring out what really happened and who the perpetrator actually is.
Maybe not a book for young children, not that they would likely read this type of story anyway. The language and insinuations aren’t extreme, but stronger than in most cozies.
I would visit Devereaux’s Dime Store and Gift Baskets again. There’s actually a bit of a cliff hanger at the end (no peeking).