Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Some Like It Hot-Buttered

Some Like It Hot-Buttered
Jeffrey Cohen
295 pages
Publisher: Berkley

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Some Like It Hot-Buttered is the first book in the Double Feature mystery series by Jeffrey Cohen.  Elliot Freed owns a one screen movie theatre where he shows double features: an old comedy followed by a new release.  Suddenly one night, a man turns up dead in his theatre, murdered by a tragic popcorn poisoning.  The police are on it, but Elliot can't help but get involved and try to solve the mystery himself.

This book had me laughing the whole way through.  Elliot had a ton of wit and a clever comeback for everything that was said to him.  I was literally laughing out loud at this one, mostly at Elliot.  I also really enjoyed the character of Sophie - I appreciated her trying to put on a "tough" exterior, but really liked how innocent she was underneath it all.  Sophie was actually one of my favorite aspects of this cozy.

There aren't too many cozies out there with a male lead, so that was fun to experience, as was the movie theatre setting.  Four stars!  A must-read cozy and I'm looking forward for reading on through the rest of the series.

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