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July 17, 2023

Playing It Safe by Ashley Weaver ~ a Review

by Donna Huber


Electra McDonnell has a new assignment from British Intelligence Major Ramsay. Her unique skills are needed in the countryside. Having survived the Blitz in London, time in the country sounds good, but Electra is keener to once again work a case with the major. With this assignment, she's to travel undercover and hopefully, they will uncover a German spy ring.

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book cover of historical cozy mystery Playing It Safe by Ashley Weaver
May 2023; Minotaur Books; 978-1250885876
audio, ebook, print (272 pages); cozy mystery

Playing It Safe
 
by Ashley Weaver is book three in the Electra McDonnell mystery series. I have read the previous two books, but you can start with this one as Electra and Major Ramsay travel outside of London and many of the regular characters do not make an appearance in this book. Actually, this might be a good one to read first as you really get to know Electra and Major Ramsay.

I've been a little ambivalent about the series but I really enjoyed this book. I think I enjoyed it more because it did focus so much on Electra and Ramsay. 

The mystery was really good too. British Intelligent doesn't know much about who is involved, but they know that a publisher's printing press is being used by Germans or German-sympathizers. 

For readers who like a little romance in their cozy mysteries, there are definitely a few sparks flying. But of course, they are too professional to act upon any feelings they might have for each other. 

Overall, this was a really great read. If you enjoy historical cozy mysteries, then this is definitely a book to pick up.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour.


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