Hickory Dickory Dead – Book Review

When it comes to mysteries and thrillers, Cheryl Bradshaw‘s name will always be on top of the list. Bradshaw’s novel, Stranger in Town, not only made her the finalist of Shamus award but her Sloane Monroe series also earned her the title of New York Times and USA Today’s best-selling author. Bradshaw is known to be inspired by Agatha Christie and Robert Parker. Hickory Dickory Dead is the first book in the Maisie Fezziwig series.

Hickory Dickory Dead by Cheryl Bradshaw is not a story of a young girl, nor is a story of a young boy. In fact, it is the story of an old lady. It is not every day that you meet a 70-year-old with a personality of King Kong. With no fear of consequences and no barriers on her tongue, Maisie Fezziwig says what she wants to say and she does what she wants to do. Good luck to people who try to come between her and her ballsy existence. Maisie was living her regular everyday life when an encounter suddenly made it a lot more interesting.

One day, after her late night tête-à-tête with a much younger man, she woke up to a blood-curdling scream. Masie, being Masie, decided to check it out herself. So, with a pistol in her hand and her feistiness by her side, she went outside. Outside, it was all calm and serene until she stumbled upon a murder. What happened next was enough to change Maisie’s life for the rest of her existence.

Hickory Dickory Dead (Maisie Fezziwig book 1) is the kind of a book that you could be reading in a dessert, during a zombie apocalypse or in the middle of nowhere and still have a good time with heaps of laughter. Bradshaw knows how to make the readers fall in love with her characters. Hickory Dickory Dead is sure to make you admire the character of Maisie who couldn’t help sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong and there is no force which can stop her. Full of mystery, action, humor, suspense and romance, Hickory Dickory Dead has all those factors that we look for in a good book.

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