A Bat in the Belfry - Sarah Graves

This is the first book I've read by Sarah Graves so I have no history with this series but I enjoyed it very much!  I'm sure there were things I didn't catch since this is pretty far along in a series but whatever they were, they didn't change my enjoyment of the book.  

This book falls into the genre I think of as Contemporary American Cozies, my favorite genre!  It's not as soft as some, it does have a few hard edges, but it's definitely still comfort food for the cozy reader.  It's set in Maine, which is always a great setting for mysteries, and has a female sleuth with a distinct identity as a home repair addict.  

There were a lot of characters and a lot of intertwining story lines.  In fact, that's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.  It jumped from story line and POV to story line and POV a little more often than I was completely comfortable with but that was a minor distraction.  

The race to the finish at the end where all the story lines are tied up was great!  It was definitely a page-turner and impossible to put down.  A very fun read.  I'll be going back and starting at the beginning with this series!