10.13.2023 | Friday

Honey Mead Murder

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Honey Mead Murdertitle: Honey Mead Murder
author: Dahlia Donovan
series: Honey Bear Cosy Mysteries #1
published: 19 September 2023
publisher: Tangled Tree Publishing
genre(s): cozy mystery, lgbtqia+
pages: 128
source: client
format: manuscript
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

rating: five-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

Get ready for a charmingly quirky romance with a twist of murder mystery in Honey Mead Murder!

Follow the heart-warming story of George Bernard Sheth, a devoted pug and bee lover, who has been secretly crushing on a local mead brewer. But when a customer dies during a mead tasting, Murphy Baird, the brewer, finds himself at the centre of a police investigation.

As the two navigate the murder mystery, they find themselves falling deeper in love, all while trying to stay alive long enough for their first date. With meddling friends and unexpected plot twists, "Honey Mead Murder" is a must-read for anyone who loves a good MM romance and a thrilling mystery.


  • my review
  • a few notes

Everything this author writes is quirky, beautiful, and touching. Honey Mead Murder is all of that and more.

The book focuses on Murphy and George. Murphy owns a pub and brew his own brews, while George is a beekeeper who truly loves his little flyers. At the beginning of the book, the two finally have a long past due first date. However, as happens in a good cozy, there is a twist. In this case, a murder that results in Murphy becoming a suspect. But George refuses to sit back and let anything happen to his longtime crush. He and his cousin band together to find out the truth.

Murphy and George are the perfect main characters. George is an autistic, and Murphy is entirely dialed into him and his needs, 100% supportive. The entire cast of characters surrounding them was equally supportive of both men, which was lovely to read.

Honey Mead Murder checks all the boxes for a fantastic cozy mystery. Great characters, amateur detectives, and an engaging mystery. The adorable dogs didn’t hurt, either!

POV: 3rd person
keywords/phrases: autism, mm, murder, inclusive
cover notes: genre perfect


About Dahlia Donovan

Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

Rating Report
plot
five-stars
characters
five-stars
writing
four-half-stars
pacing
four-half-stars
Overall: five-stars

reading challenges:

  • 2023 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge
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