Roots of Evil (Merrychurch Mysteries #2)

Title: Roots of Evil (Merrychurch Mysteries Book 2)
Author: K. C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Genre(s): Cozy Mystery
Page Count: 228
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb: Read book blurb here

In "Roots of All Evil," K.C. Wells returns us to the very charming, very British village of Merrychurch, with Jonathon organizing a Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night Party complete with fireworks at the manor. We meet up again with familiar characters as well as a new-to-us villager Mrs. Teedle, who inspires varying amounts of distrust and disgust, while others call her the village witch. And when Mrs. Teedle is found murdered, Jonathon and Mike put themselves on the case again to solve the mystery.

The author does a great job doling out clues bit by bit while tossing some red herrings into the mix and keeping the story interesting. I like how this book focuses a bit more on the relationship between Jonathon and Mike and how they have moved into a easy domesticity. Or as Jonathan says:

"I guess the honeymoon is definitely over."
Mike snorted. "Sweetheart, the honeymoon was over the first morning you rolled onto your side, smuggled up against me, and farted."
Jonathon gave him the sweetest smile he could muster. "How does the saying go? 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?' Because that's all I was doing."
As in the first book, there is no on-page sex but I like how their relationship is freshingly angst-free and between two reasonable adults confident in their own skins and just hoping to find someone with whom to share their life. 4 stars for another entertaining cozy book in the "Merrychurch Mysteries" series and let's hope there are many more to come!

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