An antisocial cat, an elusive investment broker, and a hope-selling psychic raise suspicions in a western Kentucky community.
Someone’s broken into Miss Louanne’s house. Campbell McBride and her father Bill have moved their home and detective business into an old Victorian house. Their new neighbors bring in unexpected cases for True Blue Investigations to unravel. While helping Miss Louanne look for her missing cat, Campbell learns of other suspicious activities in Murray. Another neighbor tells the detectives about a stranger in town who’s peddling an investment plan. They aren’t sure any crimes have been committed, but they’re intrigued enough for Campbell to visit a psychic along with police detective Keith Fuller’s mom and to start checking up on the financier. Things heat up when a customer threatens the psychic and then she vanishes.
I enjoyed reading Persian Blue Puzzle, a delightful cozy mystery that’s the third book in the True Blue Mysteries series and can be read as a standalone. Campbell is an amateur sleuth and private investigator who works for her father’s firm. A missing Persian cat, a fake psychic, and a shady financial advisor set off a chain of events that inspires Campbell, and a quirky cast of side characters, to do important PI work for their clients and solve the mysteries that unfold in the story. Keith, the police detective, is Campbell’s love interest, and they have history from earlier books in the series. I recommend Persian Blue Puzzle to cozy mystery readers who like fun and light-hearted small town mysteries with romantic elements and a subtle faith element in the story.