Bad Neighbors Book Review

This is the first book I’ve read by Maia Chance, but it certainly will not be the last. I have found a new favorite author to follow!

Just the Facts

Title: Bad Neighbors (2nd book in the Agnes and Effie Mystery Series)

Author: Maia Chance

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

A Little About the Book

Agnes and her great aunt Effie are restoring the historic Stagecoach Inn in Naneda, New York. But when a mechanic is found killed with a wrench, Agnes and Effie are on the case. And they are not on it alone. A group of energetic and stranded senior citizens are along for the adventure as they ride out their time at the Stagecoach Inn while their bus is being repaired. Can Agnes and Effie get to the bottom of things and restore order to their beloved town?

Stuff You Should Know

Sub-Themes
small business owners, do it yourself projects, small down, multi-generational family, Fall

Can You Start this Series in the Middle?
This was the first book in the series I read and I did not feel left behind at all. I would think you are very safe picking up this book and feeling connected to Agnes and her journey through life.

If You Like …
Krisa Davis’ Paws and Claws Mystery Series, you’ll enjoy this book.

Marie’s Thoughts

I really enjoyed this book. It sucked me in from the very beginning and is written in a very conversational style, which makes it easy to binge read. I found myself drawn to the secondary characters (a group of senior citizens who were stranded in Naneda on their way through town). I am sad they will most likely be in future installments because they were such a hoot! If you are looking for a lighthearted and engaging mystery, this is a great book to try!

Have you read any of Maia Chance’s books?

Do you plan to pick this one up? Let me know in the comments below.

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Stephanie Jones
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Haven’t read any of her work, but since I respect your judgment, will do so soon. I think Crooked Lane is becoming on of my favorite publishers. I have found a lot to like there.