Genre: Cozy Mystery, Novellas
Series: Prequels to the Mad for Mod, Elliot Lisbon and Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt series.
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: 2012
From the publisher:
Baggage claim can be terminal. These are the stories of what happened after three women with a knack for solving mysteries each grabbed the wrong bag.
MIDNIGHT ICE | A Mad for Mod Prequel
by Diane Vallere:
When interior decorator Madison Night crosses the country to distance herself from a recent breakup, she learns it’s harder to escape her past than she thought, and diamonds are rarely a girl’s best friend.
SWITCH BACK | An Elliott Lisbon Prequel
by Kendel Lynn:
Ballantyne Foundation director Elliott Lisbon travels to Texas after inheriting an entire town, but when she learns the benefactor was murdered, she must unlock the small town’s big secrets or she’ll never get out alive.
FOOL’S GOLD | A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Prequel
by Gigi Pandian:
When a world-famous chess set is stolen from a locked room during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, historian Jaya Jones and her magician best friend must outwit actresses and alchemists to solve the baffling crime.
I had already decided to read the first of Gigi Pandian’s Jaya Jones Mystery series after reading Swapna’s review of the second book in the series. When I went to the library website to find the book I discovered this book existed. I really liked the premise of three interconnected novellas that are all prequels to the author’s mystery series. I thought it would be a good introduction the Jaya Jones series as well as a fun way to get a taste of a couple of other series.
It’s a fun book. The connecting element is a major baggage claim computer problem and three identical vintage bags. When each of the women discovers she has someone else’s belongings it definitely throws a kink into their plans. I liked that they each started making guesses about the real owner of the belongings that they had in their possession.
Each of the novellas was a fun mystery in itself and an introduction to the three main characters. I definitely enjoyed it as might check out the other two series.
If you are a cozy mystery fan this book is a good way to get a bit of an introduction to the work of these three authors and a fun read all on its own.